Gateway LPN Fast Track - page 12

Verah interesting........ Looks to me like it's a separate application process. Don't know what the wait list is like for it, but for those of you on the waitlist for the RN program, it might... Read More

  1. by   miteacher
    I thought you were able to select the time slot you wanted (either night & weekend) or the other program. I thought that you could do classes during the week from 5-9pm and then have the clinicals on Saturday.
  2. by   AZMOMO2
    You can chose between the night or day program. You just aren't guareented to get it of course. They try to take what everyone wants into account, but of course the night program is popular, not everyone is going to get their first choice. So its take an alternate spot or defer until the next semester.
  3. by   miteacher
    Thank you for answering my question. I teach during the day, so I was hoping to appply for this program because I could still teach while taking the classes.

    I also have a couple questions in regards to being a CNA. I saw that is one of the pre-requisites for the fast track program. What route would you suggest in regards to becoming a CNA? Do most people take the CNA class that is offered through the skills center or community colleges? Or is there some way you can just study and pass the test and get the CNA license? I'm wondering what the fastest route is.
  4. by   AZMOMO2
    You HAVE to go to an approved program like a skill center or the community college in order to get a CNA in the state or to qualify for the LPN Program. Gateway has the CNA program there, I would recommend taking it, you do not have to get the State Certification you just have to complete and pass the course. As a Gateway student you do get priority into the Program that way. I think RSSA is the fastest way, but I think you have to take the state board exam if you go to a school other than Gateway.
  5. by   micajoieLAc
    I took the CNA class at a private school Providence to get it done quick (about a month). The private school was more expensive but it's not a whole semester which would have set me back more than 6 months. I then took the CNA board written and practical exam then applied to Gateway's LPN course. Hope this helps
  6. by   sweetjen2006
    yep, alot of times to get your cna, its prob gonna be a month if your working full time, it was a great deal for my cna program it was 3 weeks long and only 600 dallors so sweet books and uniform included.
  7. by   pinklady8888
    I just got my CNA at PVCC fall 09, I have all my pre reqs and most of my co reqs done for the RN program except the cre101 and micro bio 205. i am planning to get my cna with state board on feb 20 and then apply for the nets right after *i wanna study to score high*

    planning on going to gateway as i wait to get my lpn. ive been reading the posts and i really am not liking this whole lottery crap. i want to make sure theres a august program in 2010 and ill apply for that, i meet all the requirements and know about the 2 step tb test*had to do that for cna*. does anyone know when enrollment starts er how much the lpn costs at gateway? and will fincial aide likely be able to cover it if thats all i would take that year? how i feel with this whole buttload of crap

    but in the end i know it will be worth it.
  8. by   AZMOMO2
    Quote from pinklady8888
    I just got my CNA at PVCC fall 09, I have all my pre reqs and most of my co reqs done for the RN program except the cre101 and micro bio 205. i am planning to get my cna with state board on feb 20 and then apply for the nets right after *i wanna study to score high*

    planning on going to gateway as i wait to get my lpn. ive been reading the posts and i really am not liking this whole lottery crap. i want to make sure theres a august program in 2010 and ill apply for that, i meet all the requirements and know about the 2 step tb test*had to do that for cna*. does anyone know when enrollment starts er how much the lpn costs at gateway? and will fincial aide likely be able to cover it if thats all i would take that year? how i feel with this whole buttload of crap

    but in the end i know it will be worth it.
    Cost is about $3000ish for everything you'll need for the two semesters. By far the least expensive of the programs. Financial aide will cover it all. Its usually 12 credits just for the PN program alone so it qualifies for full time status.

    Applications are usually twice a year. October for the Spring and February/March I think for the Fall. Call the school they'll be able to tell you for sure.

    As for the lottery style... well I can't say much about that I didn't have any issues when I applied. I'd just expect a semester wait at this point and hope for the best since they opened it from 2 groups to 3.

    Good luck!
  9. by   pinklady8888
    Thats good. Ha i heard it was like 6000 from a friend lol. hopefully i can get in at augest, i had to work with the lpns during my cna clinicals at the VA last sem, and they were really friendly and the instructor was nice *i forget her name* it just sucks hospitals don't hire lpns..i know maryville does but thats a driveeee!
  10. by   AZMOMO2
    Its like $71 a credit for like 22-25 credits (1,775), $100 for lab kit, $500 for books & about $50-100 for uniforms ( white pants you can get anywhere, white shoes, and a green top you have to get from Apparel Pro) $75 for drug test and @$50 for background check.

    Of course it doesn't count medical things, but you probably have those from your CNA.
  11. by   sweetjen2006
    can any lpn student in gateway program tell me great study habits that you found successful in program? possibly to get you a A in the class?
  12. by   AZMOMO2
    Well an A in kinds tough but do able. I missed an A by .25... due to a really bad test week due to swine flu in the psych week.... but I recorded lecture and really listened and watched the lecture instead of frantically taking notes. Then I would listen to the lecture and take notes at home. Then I would read and outline the chapter based on the lecture notes. Do all the questions from the book, and the Evolve website. Its all about learning the info and not just memorizing it... Do alot of NCLEX questions in the Saunders book on the topic that you are working on... also get the HESI-PN book it helped alot too!
  13. by   sweetjen2006
    Quote from AZMOMO2
    Well an A in kinds tough but do able. I missed an A by .25... due to a really bad test week due to swine flu in the psych week.... but I recorded lecture and really listened and watched the lecture instead of frantically taking notes. Then I would listen to the lecture and take notes at home. Then I would read and outline the chapter based on the lecture notes. Do all the questions from the book, and the Evolve website. Its all about learning the info and not just memorizing it... Do alot of NCLEX questions in the Saunders book on the topic that you are working on... also get the HESI-PN book it helped alot too!
    yet!! your exactly right, i achually came up with all that conclusion thinking of study habits im doing wrong. one thing ive learned personally is that you need to know why your doing something for everything, like when im doing a skill, why is always the question. yet an a, is so hard to get with the grading scale elevated. just the tricky questions the teacher throws out on the quiz just gets me, everytime. yes, DONT MEMORIZE, its about knowing your stuff. because in the end, we are the future nurses, and we can go on thinking and learning by whats on the next test, its about knowing indepth of everything your doing, and complications taht can occur, etc.

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