Nursing school is a big commitment, and I mean big.
It does require a lot of self-sacrifices.
Now many times you just know when you start nursing school,
you may miss out on a little bit of everything.
This could mean time with family, with friends, fun stuff.
Also, note, nursing school can be a little bit expensive
and it's definitely time-consuming.
So, it's really important you learn how to balance it all.
You really have to manage your stress in nursing school
which is a little bit challenging at times.
And, while you're in school,
you may just have a good chance that you're going to get
I don't think I started drinking coffee,
honestly, until I started nursing school and now, it's all
Now you will also probably eat a little bit more fast food
than you prefer.
A little bit more microwavable meals that you would like.
It's important to ask yourself why are you entering into
Is it about money, career stability, is it about flexible
Well, it's more than that. Love for the profession.
An LPN school is really accessible way to get there.
Now, one thing is important to do your research.
You may want to look into is this right for you?
What's the best school to attend?
Now, in this section, we're going to discuss
why LPN school could be a great choice for you.
We're also going to talk about what's the difference between
LPN and an RN school.
What's the difference between their practice roles?
And important considerations before deciding if that LPN
track is right for you.
Now, I'd like to take a moment to talk about why I
personally went to LPN school.
So I initially started actually in RN school right after
high school like many of us do.
Well, then, I had a family event came up and then my mother
Honestly, my class grades kinda started to slip for the
first time in my life.
So this kind of scared me, I wasn't used to it.
I was getting Cs, I was passing but I knew just something
wasn't right for me.
I knew I couldn't do both well, try to be there for my
family, manage school
and I had to make a really tough decision to quit nursing
and move back home to help out.
Now, there was a time when I was ready to go back to school.
I did look back at RN programs,
but, honestly, I found out that because of the inflexible
particular admission dates, and really particular
there were just gonna be a really big and a substantial
delay in earning my license,
and, honestly, I was ready to go back.
So, I did hear about a local LPN program
and it was like 20 minutes away from my parents' house,
so it was perfect for me.
And this LPN program offered night classes,
a self-paced program option, and really small class sizes.
Now, the clinical and lab times were scheduled at certain
but, the rest of it was fairly flexible which is what I
needed at that time.
I was also able to work as a CNA on weekend day shifts.
Now, because of the flexibility of my LPN program,
I was able to enter the workforce and make more money much
Now, when I withdrew from RN school the first time around,
I was so upset that I had failed at nursing school.
But in hindsight, I realized that earning my LPN license was
the best choice for me.
And I was hired as an LPN on my acute care medical-surgical
where I had worked previously as a CNA.
And because of my LPN training,
I was able to become confident in handling patients,
or my technical-clinical skills, assessment skills, and
managing a full patient load.