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Not sure whether to "start" lpn school tomorrow...

BlueRain BlueRain (New) New

Hello everyone- I apologize but this might be a bit long- this is a public technical school, for reference.

I started with the process with applying to lpn school back in early march when registrations first started for tomorrows class( April 27).

They didnt call me back for the PN orientation until April 18th, less than a week before class is supposed to start. During that orientation the nurse dept chair basically said sarcastically if any of us were trying to get into Aprils class that would be a fat chance..since it would be difficult to get everything done in that time(fingerprinting..background..drug testing..ppd..etc) never mind that it was them who waited until a week before class to give up any information or docs to register.

I was able to get everything done on time by the skin of my teeth and was told to wait for a phone call. The day before class is to start (today) i get the phone call from the dept chair herself at 1:30, that i was accepted and to come to the school before 2:30 before everything closes. I live a good distance from the school but was able to make it by 2:10. When I get there mostly everyone has went home, and the secretary is treating me like why am i even there, that i was too late. she told me i shouldnt have waited until the last minute to get things done that they accepted past their cap maximum and everyone wont be allowed in class :banghead: When I told her the nursing chair called me to accept me, I was told that my option is to come to school around 6:30am, (class starts at 7am)wait on standby and hope that someone else didnt show up so I might be able to register. The fact that ill most likely miss the first day of class, and be out of uniform,mostly due to their disorganization, would count against me on my record, but she assured me that i have a certain amount of absences im allowed per semester and that i can use one.

I honestly feel like im getting the short end of the stick here. I really wanted to begin in April, but I just have an extremely negative feeling about this school before even stepping foot in a classroom. I feel like waiting for the August class at another public tech school, but on the other hand thats 4 months away, im already nearly into my mid twenties and i wanted to get started on a career sooner.

what would you do?

Don't let the confusion of today cloud your judgment- If you want to do this then show up early and step up as best you are able. i got the call for my ADN program that day before registration started. I was grateful for the opportunity and you can see it was just the start of long and satisfying career for me. Go for it!

This is your opportunity. Take it and do well.

Thanks everyone. I guess I needed to vent and get my worries out more than anything lol. Everything did eventually go well and I am officially class of 2018! Thanks so much for listening.

Good job and best wishes for your program and future career!!!!!

You took a chance and it worked out well today. Congratulations and good luck.

Happy.Nurselet, LPN

Has 2 years experience.

I know this feels ridiculous, and it does sound really crazy, but sometimes public tech schools operate that way. Mine was better, but not by much. I was trying to get in contact with people starting in July, was lied to by an advisor who said there was an October class when in reality it was August or January, got all of my paperwork turned in by early October, wasn't called back to come interview until a month after I found a way to email the dept head directly, and then was asked why I waited so long getting set up for an interview. I'm the interview, I was asked again, and met with feigned shock when I explained the process I had gone through. My program was full of situations like that. When we had to reregister for the next semester, the advisors would randomly interrupt class, insist that we go down to the office *now*, and then fuss at us that we were late because we weren't available to pull out of class two days prior when we were in clinical.