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Old 10-06-2004, 10:43 PM   #1
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I am taking the LPN entrance exam on Saturday! I am quite nervous but feel like I will do well. Of course, my only issue is sitting for three hours to take the test. I have no choice but to take my pain meds, that actually may also help calm me too. I did go to the disability office at the school so when the test results come in they will take into account the amount of pain I was in while testing where my scores are concerned. So, cross those fingers for me, this a BIG BIG deal. My future lies in my test scores!

 
Old 10-07-2004, 06:49 AM   #2
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Good luck! Sending lots of good thoughts your way!

 
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Old 10-07-2004, 11:47 AM   #3
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GOOD LUCK MEL!!! I wish you all the best. Let us know how it went. Kristy.

 
Old 10-07-2004, 12:57 PM   #4
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thanks! I have a lot of studying to do today, getting nervous-but, hopefully things will go well.

 
Old 10-07-2004, 01:04 PM   #5
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Good Luck Mel. You will do fine on the exam, you really seem to be ready

 
Old 10-07-2004, 03:57 PM   #6
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NOW I am freaking out. I just spent an hour and fifteen mins doing the first part and I am in a lot of pain and so tired. I didn't do as well on the practice test (reading, comp, verbal skills etc...) as I had hoped, only a 59%. AND, english is my strongest ability. Of course, 1/2 or more of the words I have never even heard of. I am now concerned that my pain is really going to interfere. I do a file at the disability office and that should help when they get my scores back. But, How am I going to sit for three hours???? I am scared. this is a huge huge deal.
Any of you ever take nursing entrance exams? I have a couple of questions regarding how the test affects acceptance into a program.

 
Old 10-07-2004, 05:08 PM   #7
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Aloha mel,

I feel for you, not too long ago I took several tests similar to a college entrance exam for vocational rehab for my W/C case. I was scared to death, I was taking a substantial dosage of Avinza (morphine sulfate), Vicodin, and Neurontin. I was thinking to myself that if the pain wasn't going to affect my ability to take the test the meds certainly would. But I passed!

I am a firm believer in things happening for a reason. If you want it bad enough and it was meant to be, you will do fine. If you were meant to do something else, than you have to accept that too, and do the best you can about dealing with that scenario. I don't mean to sound harsh this is what guides me. But it sounds as though you really want this, so you're half way there, I am sure you will be fine, this is something that you want a great deal so don't hold back, tell yourself that you will succeed, visualize it, make plans for when you get your RN's license, you will be fine. Good Luck and God Bless.

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Old 10-07-2004, 07:47 PM   #8
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thanks carl. I did better on the math, I think the pain interferes with my concentration level as far as reading and stuff. I will just have to take my meds and try to relax during the test.

 
Old 10-07-2004, 07:49 PM   #9
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OH, how do you compile a COMPOSITE score??? My test results will be based on a composite score of 100, not percentage. Can anyone help me out?

 
Old 10-07-2004, 07:58 PM   #10
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Mel,
Keep your chin up and Good Luck. I think the same as Carl said earlier-
if it's meant to be and God's will, it will happen for you. Keep us posted
on your outcome...........................

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Old 10-07-2004, 08:02 PM   #11
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thanks cna. I sure will let you all know what happens. HOW did your surgery go???

 
Old 10-07-2004, 10:57 PM   #12
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Is your composite the number of answers you get correct? How do you calculate that? for exp. Got 106 out of 160 on the math. I know, not great, but all I care about is getting a composite score of 100.

 
Old 10-08-2004, 01:29 PM   #13
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OMG I am so stiff and sore today! It must have taken me four hours to do all the practice tests yesterday, and I still have one more to do! I sat at the table to do them to prepare myself for sitting tomorrow, but I don't know if I should take the last test today sitting at the table again, or take it easy and lie on the couch. The last thing I want to do is make the pain worse today for the test tomorrow and be in even more pain! I am very nervous and getting scared. If I don't do well, I can repeat the test in January, but if I do poorly then, I can't retest for another year. I really need to get into the fall '05 class. My life is going to be based on this stupid test. I should give myself more credit, I know my fate is to be a nurse, it is inside me and a part of me. I know that is where my life is to go. I was born with a gift of caring and not many people in nursing truly have that gift. For me, it is not money. It is knowing that I made someone's day better. GOSH, I am so scared! And, I hurt
Should I take a muscle relaxer tonight? I slept late today and know I will be up late tonight, if I take the relaxer, it will knock me out, so I could be in bed by ten and get plenty of sleep, as my test isn't until one pm tomorrow.

 
Old 10-08-2004, 03:27 PM   #14
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good luck mel you are a star and a success and dont even know it.
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Old 10-08-2004, 04:23 PM   #15
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thanks lynn, that really touched my heart

 
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