We have another big test and skill validation (Physical Examination & Health Assessment) coming up this Thursday, 2/26. I can’t speak for everyone in the class, , but I am, of course, nervous. I have a great deal riding on making it through this program. The thing about nursing school is that you have to make certain grades on each of the tests and skill validations, otherwise you are out of the program. This puts an extreme amount of pressure on the student. The mobility program is not quite like the traditional RN program. This 1st semester is killer. Basically, you are doing a year’s worth of LPN classes all crammed into one semester. It is, for all intents and purposes, a fast track into the RN program for currently licensed LPN’s. It cuts off some of the time that it takes to complete the RN program. This is a good thing, but I can assure you that it is not an easy task. Instead of testing on 2 or 3 chapters at a time, you are testing on an entire book (Huge book), and you are given 3 to 4 weeks of study time. You really have to be motivated and stay motivated, if you plan to be able to finish the program. Otherwise, you will never make it in a program such as this. If you are not prepared to give up your personal life and endure some very long days and sleepless nights, then you should probably reconsider taking on this journey until a later time. Basically, you must be ready to eat, breathe, and dream “Nursing School.” Are you ready for that?
OK, enough jibber jabber about nursing school woes. It is time to get back to the grind. I have to get back to studying for the test we have coming up. Time is running out. . . Tick, Tock.