Gateway community college controversy - page 2

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One of my friends told me that Gateways nursing program is having some issues. Here is the issue: Students are being failed by instructors who are actually passing the test. They will take a test and answer the questions then... Read More


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    I got into Gateway accelerated so with my fingers crossed I accepted. But is sounds like a fantastic program. For the people who have been in the program can you give me an idea of the schedule is.
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    I am in the Banner Accelerated program at Gateway, we had our Orientation on Monday. Our schedule in Monday-Thursday8/8:30am-3:30/4:30 depending on the classes HOWEVER the clinical sites times vary by hospital. The other part is HOLD ONTO YOUR HAT and be ready to read a ton from the get go. The instructors we have met so far seem EXTREMELY supportive and say they will help you in any way to allow you to succeed! Best of luck to you (and me too!)
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    I graduated in may of last year which is when all this happened. What happened is that students think they have the right answer and try to prove it but it's all in the way a question is asked. If you want to pass gateway practice nclex. Borrow as many nclex books as you can & do the cd questions...believe me gateway is all about having the best students who are most likely to pass the nclex on the 1st attempt. Gateway prides itself on those statistics. So do the assigned reading but #1 suggestion is practice nclex.
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    Quote from sugarmae
    I graduated in may of last year which is when all this happened. What happened is that students think they have the right answer and try to prove it but it's all in the way a question is asked. If you want to pass gateway practice nclex. Borrow as many nclex books as you can & do the cd questions...believe me gateway is all about having the best students who are most likely to pass the nclex on the 1st attempt. Gateway prides itself on those statistics. So do the assigned reading but #1 suggestion is practice nclex.

    Amen that! I just graduated the LPN program at Gateway. The more you do NCLEX questions, the better you will do in general. I pretty much just did NCLEX questions to study for HESI and the final. That is it and I did VERY well. I did thousands of NCLEX questions over and over. It really does help! For those of you just accepted and wating for fall to start get an NCLEX book now and start studying.
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    I am almost done with Block 2 and totally agree about NCLEX practice questions and doing the reading assignments...if you prepare for lecture you will quickly decipher the answers for nearly every question. I use Saunders and Prentice Hall NCLEX books and both seem like good prep books for current exams and HESI thus far.
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    I'm starting at gateway in the fall and thanks to these posts, I will be going to barnes & noble this weekend and buying as many NCLEX books as I can afford! Any recommendations?
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    The HESI NCLEX book was great for content review, Saunders and Lipincott for NCLEX questions were great too. Also once you get your text book answer the NCLEX questions at the end of the chapter, on the website and on the CDs. The tests are a whole new world and the more you get used to the style of questions the better prepared you will be to achieve success at Gateway and in Nursing School in general without having to play catch up.
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    im currently in block 3 at gateway and agree with your friend. some things arent black and white, so depending on how you view the situation vs what the instructor was thinking, it can be a battle. and for the most part, the student is the loser. things may even vary from instructor to instructor. gateway may pride itself on stats and passing students, but that doesnt mean the instructors have the same view. of course only speaking about a few instructors. block 1 was great....then it went downhill.........
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    I start the gateway part-time evening program in July and I am so nervous. My Mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer and she is now living with me. I hope I made the right decision to move forward with school. Does anyone know about the evening part time program? Is it as hard as traditional? Im hoping I will be able to keep up with everything and still spend quality time with my Mother and my family. Help.
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    wouldnt want to discourage anyone from going to nursing school....however, dont let the 'part time' name full you. it is NOT part time. you have an extra 2 or 3 weeks added onto the regular semester. block 1 is managable, 2 and 3 you're putting in time. dont know about block 4 yet! just know its a lot of work and is a big commitment!

    so sorry about your mom!


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