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  1. AshtonR

    I may be jumping the gun here...

    To all of my wonderful LPNs/LVNs out there: I'll be starting my LPN program this month. What are the chances of landing an entry level LPN job that does NOT involve a LTC facility/Nursing home? I'm not opposed to working at a nursing home or long term care facility but it really isn't what I'm looking for. I'd like to work at a clinic, private physician's office or hospital (although I know they're phasing LPNs out of hospitals...at least in NJ). I've been looking up LPN jobs for fun and all I can find are nursing homes
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    I PASSED!!!

    Thank you so much! I’m excited to do so!
  3. So I've done a ton of research about being a LPN/RN and the stories and personal accounts I've read are terrifying. Some describe the job as "thankless" and "exhausting." I know it won't be easy to be a nurse but a lot of what I'm reading is discouraging me. I start my LPN program on 4/30 and I'm hoping to continue on to RN in the future. Does anyone else feel scared/uncertain? Advice and feedback will be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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    I PASSED!!!

    I passed my HESI exam today! The program I tested into required that you pass the HESI with at least a cumulative score of 70. I passed with an 81. I had a total of 4 hours to complete the entire exam (anatomy and physiology, reading comprehension, grammar and math). The individual sections were not timed. I know that this can be different based on the program you’re testing into and the school you’re planning to attend. Anyway, I am super excited to start classes in a month! I’m afraid of the loans I’ll be taking out to complete this year long LPN program but I hope it is worth it! Any comments, feedback & advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  5. Hello! I'm taking the HESI this upcoming weekend for a year long LPN program. I'm currently working as a internet sales representative for a used car dealership. I've been doing this for 5 years now and I absolutely hate it. I need a major career change. I need advice about being an LPN or the day to day life of an LPN! I don't know any LPNs and I've heard that the job can be draining and not very rewarding. Is this something I should pursue? I made about $63K last year in the car business but I despise it. I know I will be taking a pay cut as an LPN. I'm worried about my mental, physical and emotional health as I decide to take this career on. I've read a ton of negative feedback online. Any advice will help Thank you in advance!
  6. Hello! I will be taking my HESI entrance exam this upcoming Saturday. I am hoping to get into a year long LPN program at a private college in my area. Any tips for taking the HESI? I've been studying for about a month now. I did not take A&P in high school and I've been out of school for eight years so I've hit the books as hard possible. I would appreciate any advice! Thank you in advance
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