Will be starting LPN soon and I am a bit lost.

  1. I hope to begin my nursing career soon by completing a 13 month LPN program. I would like insight into what to expect in regards to an LPN program. I have very little biology experience, so what should I concentrate on? cells, systems, anatomy, etc? I am nervous and excited about this!! I am 53 and hope to have my RN by the time I am 56 or 57 (I can't believe I'm this old! I feel like 37). Thank you.
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  3. by   mindofmidwifery
    Does the program include anatomy or have you already taken it?
  4. by   aquakenn
    I'm not sure. I have asked nurses that I work with about LPN programs, they seem to minimize the anatomy aspect. I imagine that there will be some anatomy, but I don't think it'll go deep into detail (such as remembering all th ebones of the foot). I do have an anatomy coloring book, that hopefully will help.
  5. by   mindofmidwifery
    Quote from aquakenn
    I'm not sure. I have asked nurses that I work with about LPN programs, they seem to minimize the anatomy aspect. I imagine that there will be some anatomy, but I don't think it'll go deep into detail (such as remembering all th ebones of the foot). I do have an anatomy coloring book, that hopefully will help.
    I would mainly focus on physiology to help understand pharmacology and of course how disease processes work, as well as basic anatomy (heart, lungs, liver, ribs, etc).

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