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Roll Call, LPN to RN Students!!!

Specializes in 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER.

Stop by, introduce yourself, say a little about yourself. :)

rehab nurse

Specializes in rehab; med/surg; l&d; peds/home care.

hello! awesome idea marie, by the way, to start a forum for us LPN to RN students!!!

i am a 28 year old LPN, been one for 9 years, and am nearing the end of my studies of Excelsiors ADN program. I started last December, and have a couple more general eds to complete before starting to tackle the clinical component. Hoping to be completely finished next fall and take the NCLEX.

I am seriously considering going right into a BSN program as well, don't want to put off going finishing school for another 9 years. Still unsure of what exactly I want to do once I am an RN. So many things interest me!

I live in Michigan, work with geriatric rehab patients and love my job (most days). I have really enjoyed expanding my knowledge this past year while going through the nursing component! I love to learn....

I am also a single mom to my two munchkins....a 3 year old and a soon to be 5 year old (this month!!!) And also waiting to complete school so I can have some surgery done on my back.

I think that's enough blabbing....sorry!:imbar

jschut, BSN, RN

Has 20 years experience.

I'm Julie, 42 year old wife to dh, Mom of 6, step mom to 3, and Grandma to (almost~ in March) 5.

I work as a LPN on a dementia unit, 12 hour shifts, and attend school Monday thru Friday for my BSN.

The hardest classes for me right now, is, Statistics. This is my 2nd round taking it, and I am praying to pass!

Best of everything to all of us!

candykane

Specializes in LTC, CCU.

I am a 33 yo LPN, I have worked in many areas of LTC(charge nurse, staff development, supervisor, and mds coordinator). I resigned when I started back to school. I felt like I need to be getting more pay as most of the positions I held were RN positions as well.

I have final exams left for this semester and then one short semester more. It seems as if time has flew by. I know I don't want go back to LTC when I graduate. I loved working LTC and made some wonderful friends, but I need to master all my skills. I have a 10 year old son and I would like to travel nurse one day when he is grown. :wink2:

Hi all! I am 27 and I just graduated in august with my LPN. I am working on ortho/neur floor. I start a transition program in january. I am very excited

rh39

Specializes in LTC, Research. Has 6 years experience.

I am an LPN, I graduated in '04. Currently I am taking classes at my local college and working on acceptance into the fasttrack RN program for LPN's. I work part-time in LTC.

mhull

Specializes in ER (My favorite), NICU, Hospice. Has 8 years experience.

i am an lpn since 1-03. i am currently enrolled in an lpn to rn program. i gradute may 10th, 2006. i can't wait.

i work in er where i have been my whole nursing career. i am sooo glad we have a "corner" of our own.

i am currently taking peds and nursing issues. what is everyone else taking?

michelle

HI my name is Tee and i have been a LPN for six years and i am 29.At the moment i am a stay at home mom i will be starting school in JAN 2006 to finish up my pre-reqs so i can apply for the bridge ADN. I decided to go back to school to have better job choices, in my state only jobs available for Lpns is LTC and that isnt for me....good luck...

luv4nursing

Specializes in Med/Surg, Tele, Peds, LDRP. Has 5 years experience.

yay! Im glad we have our own forum! Im 25 and graduated from LPN school in September. I missed the deadline to apply for the LPN-RN transition starting this January (we graduated too late), so that means I would have had to wait until NEXT January to start. Since Im impatient about getting my RN, Im enrolling in Excelsior College and getting it distance ed. The school I was gonna go to just put the transition online anyway so not much difference there. Gotta be self disciplines is all. Dont they say that RN is just LPN school more in depth? Anyhoo, Im gathering study materials and Im taking the Nursing Concepts 1 exam in January sometime. Im excited but scared since there is a high fail rate for the clinical performance exam required to graduate. But I will cross that bridge when I get there. For now Im knocking out the classwork and I hope to have it completed by May or June, if I work at a steady pace.

I work in peds home health/private duty and love it :) I want to work in the hospital as an RN though...they dont hire many LPNs in the hospitals in central FL, and the ones they do hire the want to be experienced. Im gonna try to get an externship type position as a get close to the end of the program.

Hey Guys, 26y/o female been a Lpn for 6 years. Started the bridge program at my CC last Aug. Set to graduate in May 06 and boy am I looking forward to it! I'm happy to meet all of you and to be amongst a group that strive toward goals. Look forward to chit-chating with you all later.

lisamc1RN, LPN

Specializes in LTC/Behavioral/ Hospice. Has 4 years experience.

I'm a little early, since I haven't graduated from LPN school yet but I'm signed up for the LPN to RN bridge program starting in Aug. ' 06, providing I pass the NClex-PN. :)

Kelly_the_Great

Specializes in home & public health, med-surg, hospice.

Yea! I'm so happy to have our own forum! :D

I'm 34 y/o, been an LVN for 12 yrs. now, start 3rd semester of BSN program Jan. Think I'll split the semester up, hate to but I work as well and think 17 hrs. will be too much.

In my program, I only know of 2 other LVNs (out of a class of about 130 ppl). I think as LVN/LPNs we come to the nursing programs with a unique perspective so, again, it's so nice to be able to connect with you all and I'm very eager to hear about your experiences, etc.

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I too am happy to have a "place" of our own. My name Is Gina and I have been a LPN for 17 years and have been accepted for the Bridge program at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Fl. I am so excited but nervous because it is a huge commitment! I know I can do it but still have some butterflies. Good luck to all!!!

rh39

Specializes in LTC, Research. Has 6 years experience.

I am curious of those LPNs that are in a Bridge program, is that something like advance placement into an RN program?. The college I'm at has a program, that allows you to knock off the first year of clinicals (assuming you pass all the entrance exams, and have worked 1,000hrs).Placement is as 2nd year student in an Associate program. Of course you have to get your Gen eds done as well.

beckyboo1

Has 30 years experience.

I'm 38, mom to 3, stepmom to 3, stepgrandma to 3. I've been an LPN for 18 years and decided to finally bite the bullet and get my RN. I work on a telemetry unit and have most of my career.

I'm doing Excelsior and so far have only taken Nursing Concepts 1 and got an A. I'm working in A&P now and then will do Micro from there and get those out of the way.

Great idea to get this forum going!

Becky

Hi Everybody,

This is my first post though I've always read the forum. I am 44 y/o been an LPN for 20 years presently working in a fast paced treatment clinic. I had to fight for a schedule change as I am enrolled in Excelsior and really want to concentrate on finishing something I should have started years ago. Finally I will start parttime in a couple of weeks and can buckle down. 2 more prereqs. and then comes nursing concepts 1. Good to meet all of you, it's encouraging.

Robin in Baltimore.

i found this site wellllll after i got my rn. wish i had this site before that!

had been an lpn for 16 years......now, 2 years as an rn. good luck to ya-all still in school. i am rooting for ya! :)

suebird :p

I just graduated in July 05, passed NCLEXVN and am finally licensed. I'm over 45 (actually closer to 50 but we won't go there) and now I'm ready to face the next hurdle of RN school. I am going to take the Transition class at my alma mater and HOPEFULLY get into the program for the final 2 semesters. I work in a county Health Dept clinic fulltime so this should be fun!

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Hi everyone I am Natalie LeValley. I have been an LPN since 1995 in VA, IL and WI. I have worked in surgery, peds, geriatrics, labor and delivery, and office settings. I currently work at Children's Hospital of WI in the OR. I am completing my final course for the ADN program at Excelsior College and I will take the CPNE in Jan or Feb.

I need help finding a bridge program or even where to start looking. Any words of wisdom?

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