Gateway community college controversy

  1. 0 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 the instructors mark correct answers as being incorrect. The students bring their test back to the instructor with proof that they are correct and the instructor refuses to fix their grade.

    According to my friend (I don't attend this college yet) they have gone to the college president and even the state board of nursing. I checked the websites and do not see this listed, has anyone heard this?

    Worst case scenario, they lose accreditation from the state board.
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  3. Visit  checker1981} profile page

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  4. Visit  blondielocks} profile page
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    Wow, that is crazy. I am moving to AZ in January and I am starting online classes at Rio Salado on October 26th (Chem 130, I'm nervous!) I hope that either this is not true (for the student's sake) or that if it is then someone needs to make it right . :stone
  5. Visit  OCD_Mom} profile page
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    oh dear that is scary, especially since I start in 2 weeks!
  6. Visit  checker1981} profile page
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    I don't want to pick that program if it is true. But I don't see any information other then word of mouth. I think I am going to call the state board and ask them, when I hear something I will keep you posted.
  7. Visit  TinkRN8} profile page
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    I am currently in block 1 at Gateway, and while there are some issues (as there are with any nursing program), I don't see this going on at all. In fact on our 2nd quiz this very issue came up. The scantron marked an answer incorrectly. The instructor made the correction immediately.
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  8. Visit  OCD_Mom} profile page
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    Whew! That is good to hear, I'll take all of the positive news I can get!!!!
  9. Visit  checker1981} profile page
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    Quote from chihmom8
    I am currently in block 1 at Gateway, and while there are some issues (as there are with any nursing program), I don't see this going on at all. In fact on our 2nd quiz this very issue came up. The scantron marked an answer incorrectly. The instructor made the correction immediately.
    What is your schedule like at Gateway? Like how many hours of class, what time does class start, how many days a week. And what is the clinical schedule looking like. I think I am getting in this next semester based on my time stamp and I am curious because of my work schedule.
  10. Visit  FKAParalegal} profile page
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    Quote from checker1981
    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 the instructors mark correct answers as being incorrect. The students bring their test back to the instructor with proof that they are correct and the instructor refuses to fix their grade.

    According to my friend (I don't attend this college yet) they have gone to the college president and even the state board of nursing. I checked the websites and do not see this listed, has anyone heard this?

    Worst case scenario, they lose accreditation from the state board.
    I am a block 2 student at GWCC and this is absolutely not happening. All the instructors go above and beyond when dealing with students and will do just about anything to help you suceed. Not sure of the source of this information, but it should be verified. Even if it were an isolated incident, I would guess there was more to the story than was given.

    I love GWCC and I have not had any issues with any instructors, whether lecture or clinical. The program is what you make of it, in my opinion. I know students who struggle to make it, but ultimately it helps them in their critical thinking skills. Gateway has the highest NCLEX pass rate, so the program is not easy...but it prepares you for the real world.
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  11. Visit  OCD_Mom} profile page
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    SWEET!!! Thanks FKAParalegal. Now I feel much better and ready to start!
  12. Visit  qaqueen} profile page
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    I graduated from the RN program at Gateway in June. Sounds to me like a disgruntled students. Don't get me wrong, occasionally mistakes were made, but they were always corrected. There were times when I disagreed with an instructor, but I do not believe any of the instructors EVER spitefully failed anyone.
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  13. Visit  checker1981} profile page
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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.
  14. Visit  OCD_Mom} profile page
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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!)
  15. Visit  sugarmae} profile page
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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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