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- Oct 14, '09 by checker1981I 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.
- Oct 14, '09 by OCD_MomI 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!)
- May 13, '10 by sugarmaeI 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.
- May 13, '10 by TinkRN8Quote from sugarmaeI 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.
- May 13, '10 by OCD_MomI 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.
- May 18, '10 by amoorectI'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?
- May 18, '10 by AZMOMO2The 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.
- Mar 4, '11 by lovingmytwinsim 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.........
- Mar 18, '11 by Rosie911I 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.
- Mar 18, '11 by lovingmytwinswouldnt 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!