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Hello, all! I just found this website and am excited to have people to talk to that understand what I'm going through!

My name is Laurel. I am 40, married, 2 kids (11 and 14) and am starting an LPN program in three weeks.

This is my second career, and I'm excited, but very nervous to begin an entirely new career!

Any advice or helpful hints as I start school is very much appreciated!

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So are you going straight into Nursing School? I've decided to do the accelerated BSN program and am starting pre-reqs this summer!

I love that there are people like you and me who never say "can't" because of our age!

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So are you going straight into Nursing School? I've decided to do the accelerated BSN program and am starting pre-reqs this summer!

I love that there are people like you and me who never say "can't" because of our age!

Yep--jumping in with both feet! I will look to do a bridge program from LPN to RN, down the road--but I have two kids to put through college, too!

Laurel

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hi laurel & :welcome: i start my lpn classes in 8 weeks and ironically i have 8 yrs on ya. hehe it's exciting isn't it, & a little scary. you'll enjoy this site. there is so much info to utilize. good luck & let us know how you do.

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hi laurel & :welcome: i start my lpn classes in 8 weeks and ironically i have 8 yrs on ya. hehe it's exciting isn't it, & a little scary. you'll enjoy this site. there is so much info to utilize. good luck & let us know how you do.

thank you so much! i start june 25th, so i'll let you know how it goes. good luck to you, as well!

laurel

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Daytonite has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt.

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hi, laurel! i graduated from high school in 1967. a good year. you might want to check out the nursing student assistance and general nursing student discussion forums for sticky threads (the ones at the very top of the thread listings of a forum) for subject areas that have all kinds of helpful weblinks for nursing students. i don't know where this list is posted, i post it from time to time, but i'll post it here for you. it is a list of weblinks that i actually found on an old website of a now defunct lpn school. i've added to it since. bookmark these websites or this thread. you will often see me post these websites or pages from them when i am answering student questions. i bold-faced the ones that get used a lot. most of these sites are to get information about lab tests and diseases and their treatment which will be a part of your nursing studies.

medline plus (use the search box) http://www.medlineplus.gov/

healthfinder (use the search box) http://www.healthfinder.gov/

medicine net diseases & conditions a to z index http://www.medicinenet.com/diseases_and_conditions/article.htm

medicine net symptoms & signs a to z index http://www.medicinenet.com/symptoms_and_signs/article.htm

medicine net procedures & tests a to z index http://www.medicinenet.com/procedures_and_tests/article.htm

the mayo clinic

http://www.mayoclinic.com/

health a to z - diseases and conditions page (use the search box) http://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/atoz/common/standard/transform.jsp?requesturi=/healthatoz/atoz/dc/index.jsp

aetna intelihealth (use the search box) http://www.intelihealth.com/ih/ihtih/wsihw000/408/408.html

peacehealth consumer information (use the search box) http://www.peacehealth.org/

emedicine http://www.emedicine.com/ (you may have to register to view articles, but registration is free)

emedicinehealth first aid and consumer health information list of topics from a to z http://www.emedicinehealth.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=60185

encyclopedia of surgery http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com/index.html

surgical tutor.org (links are at left and top of page) http://www.surgical-tutor.org.uk/default-home.htm?core/trauma/shock.htm~right

finding answers to your questions about surgery http://surglinks.com/index.html

lab tests online http://www.labtestsonline.org/

merck manual of diagnosis and therapy (use search box) http://www.merck.com/mrkshared/mmanual/sections.jsp

family practice notebook (use search box) http://www.fpnotebook.com/index.htm

medicine net diseases & conditions a to z index http://www.medicinenet.com/diseases_and_conditions/article.htm

cleveland clinic disease management project (only major diseases)http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/diseasemanagement/medicineindex.htm

web md index list of tests http://www.webmd.com/a_to_z_guide/medical_tests.htm

web md index list of medical conditions http://www.webmd.com/a_to_z_guide/health_topics.htm

web md index list of symptoms http://www.webmd.com/a_to_z_guide/health_symptoms.htm

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hi, laurel! i graduated from high school in 1967. a good year. you might want to check out the nursing student assistance and general nursing student discussion forums for sticky threads (the ones at the very top of the thread listings of a forum) for subject areas that have all kinds of helpful weblinks for nursing students. i don't know where this list is posted, i post it from time to time, but i'll post it here for you. it is a list of weblinks that i actually found on an old website of a now defunct lpn school. i've added to it since. bookmark these websites or this thread. you will often see me post these websites or pages from them when i am answering student questions. i bold-faced the ones that get used a lot. most of these sites are to get information about lab tests and diseases and their treatment which will be a part of your nursing studies.

wow! thanks so much for the helpful websites! i'm going to print off a hard copy and then put them in my favorite places when i have a sec. i appreciate all your help!

laurel

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Daytonite has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt.

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You are very welcome. Good luck with your studies. See you on the forums!

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:welcome: I'm starting a BSN program soon. I'm worried and don't know what to expect as well... I think we all are. But best of luck to you!!! My best friend's mom went to nursing school after she was married with two middle school age kids and she did very well and is now a RN. She is great at her job too... she inspired me to be a nurse! Sorry this is so long I basically just wanted to say that if she could do it, you can too. No worries!;)

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So are you going straight into Nursing School? I've decided to do the accelerated BSN program and am starting pre-reqs this summer!

I love that there are people like you and me who never say "can't" because of our age!

Count me in, I am 47 and starting nursing school in August

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coadestone has 1 years experience.

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Good luck to you Laurel. I'm 40 years old and starting LPN school

in August!!! I took a part-time phlebotomy position at a local hospital

to help get my foot in the door for the future.

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