New Lpn Student...Any Help Will Do!!!

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Hi Im enrolled in the lpn class due to start july 7th...I was just wondering what should I expect to learn in the class, I know the basis of the program but do you think i should continue to work...I currently work on the med/surg floor in the hospital and the work is sometimes overwhelming and Im afraid that I wont have time to studying due to my 12hr shift so whatever advice you have will be greatfully appreciated....Thanks In Advance:redbeathe:redbeathe

Lpnmandy

23 Posts

Lpn school is time demanding and can be alittle tough at times.I will be graduating in a couple of months and i also work full time. My best advice is to make any time possible to study atleast 2 to 3 hours. As the program progresses you'll adapt to the speed of the program. I come to school about an hour early to study for a test that will be on that day. So i hope i helped a little bit. Just stay focus. Good Luck!!:nurse:

Specializes in CVICU, CT Transplant, Transplant ICU, CV Step down.

thank you so much i know it will be but your advice gave me a little more hope that its possible!!!

ZanatuBelmont

278 Posts

Specializes in Rehabilitation; LTC; Med-Surg.
Hi Im enrolled in the lpn class due to start july 7th...I was just wondering what should I expect to learn in the class, I know the basis of the program but do you think i should continue to work...I currently work on the med/surg floor in the hospital and the work is sometimes overwhelming and Im afraid that I wont have time to studying due to my 12hr shift so whatever advice you have will be greatfully appreciated....Thanks In Advance:redbeathe:redbeathe

If you can, cut back to at least 20 hours per week. 12-hour shifts are very difficult in NS. There are people in my class that managed to hold a full-time (40-hour workweek) job while in the program, and my hat goes off to people who can manage full-time hours in a hospital Med/Surg unit while maintaining a 3.0 in NS.

Roxyann57

138 Posts

Specializes in Geriatrics.

The only advice I have for you is to study, study, study. The program I am enrolled in is 11 months and has 3 phases. They recommend for the first phase that includes all of the subjects (a&p, microbiology, pharm, fundamentals, etc) that you work part-time. After that you can up your hours to 25-38. Good luck, reread everything if you get a chance. For med term I recommend Dean Vaughn's tapes. They seem boring but they really do help a lot! You started yesterday so hopefully everything went well!

Specializes in CVICU, CT Transplant, Transplant ICU, CV Step down.

yea but the only thing with my program i dont actually start the initial program until january because they require you to take SCT 100 Med Term A&P Mat Eng and Psychology I wish mine was 11 mos. lol i have 5 quarters to go

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