Gateway LPN Fast Track - page 2

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   sassiebaz
    From what I got in my initial meeting with the advisor....there are roughly 10 spots that go to sponsored seats. Meaning an employer or whatnot. So, if there were 20 spots han half are already taken. They don't use a waitlist from what I understand. but I may be wrong. I believe if you don't get in, then you hve to reapply. But, that would be a good question to ask directly to the advisor. I hear it is competetive, but we are all competent and if we have what it takes, we shouldnt have a problem getting....maybe in round two even. I know Im on hold probably until 2010...which seems eternity! But I gotta work for now, atleast until my little one is almost entering Kindergarten.
  2. by   AZMOMO2
    I met with the advisor at Gateway today and was signed off on my application to the program, which I am dropping off on Monday. Don't have much information at all. Except that there are alot of applicants and that they have two programs, day and night with space. I guess this is new for them. I don't know what they select for... they don't really tell you, but if I find out anything on Monday I'll post it.
    I'm applying into this program and also CAC, my interview with CAC is Monday as well. So busy day.
  3. by   sassiebaz
    Quote from AZMOMO2
    I met with the advisor at Gateway today and was signed off on my application to the program, which I am dropping off on Monday. Don't have much information at all. Except that there are alot of applicants and that they have two programs, day and night with space. I guess this is new for them. I don't know what they select for... they don't really tell you, but if I find out anything on Monday I'll post it.
    I'm applying into this program and also CAC, my interview with CAC is Monday as well. So busy day.
    What is new for them? The space or the two programs at once??? So, you say they signed off....does that mean you will likely get a spot?
  4. by   AZMOMO2
    Signed off only means that my application is completed properly. Doesn't mean a spot.

    Yeah new the two programs. At least thats what the admissions lady said yesterday. Of course this does open up more spots than usual I hope!!
  5. by   Chechy
    How long is this program and how fast can you get into block 3 once you are done with your LPN?
  6. by   AZMOMO2
    The fasttrack is listed as Jan 09 to Dec 09... I have no idea about the block 3 part I guess it depends on a lot of factors... such as... space, pre-req, hesi pn scores... stuff like that.
  7. by   sassiebaz
    Quote from AZMOMO2
    The fasttrack is listed as Jan 09 to Dec 09... I have no idea about the block 3 part I guess it depends on a lot of factors... such as... space, pre-req, hesi pn scores... stuff like that.
    I wonder if they will also offer two classes in Aug.09???
  8. by   AZMOMO2
    My guess is since this block is a test they'll see how it goes. Almost everything at Gateway has like a year and a half to two year wait for the medical programs. Seems they have a staffing issue. So having to staff two LPN programs and the regular nursing program... I wonder if they share Block 1 & Block 2 ???? Hummm something to think about I guess.
  9. by   MassagetoRN
    If you graduate from the Fast Track program and enter into Block 3 within 6 mos, no need to take the HESI PN, but you have to take a Pharm. class prior to Block 3. This info is in the advanced placement packett at http://nursing.maricopa.edu
  10. by   sassiebaz
    I see the HCC classes listed in the catalog for the LPN for January. I know this is no longer a pre-req but it looks like these are still part of the curriculum. Anyone know about this??? I guess if one hasn't taken this yet and is trying to get in for say....fall of '09 it may be a good idea to take these through RIO and get them out of the way?
  11. by   Knit1Purl2
    Quote from massagetorn
    if you graduate from the fast track program and enter into block 3 within 6 mos, no need to take the hesi pn, but you have to take a pharm. class prior to block 3. this info is in the advanced placement packett at http://nursing.maricopa.edu

    i thought pharm was part of the program? they have it listed as a part of gateway's and the skills centers, is there a different pharm they are talking about? also, the way i am reading the fast track app, it seems you do have to take the hesi and score 800 and above to get in. is there anyone that has actually taken this route that could share what the procedures actually are?

    thanks for the info.
  12. by   MassagetoRN
    http://nursing.maricopa.edu/pdfdocs/...rnTransApp.pdf

    [FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman]Pharmacology Requirement: [FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman]Applicants must successfully complete a pharmacology course within 12 months of application. Applicants may complete NUR187 Pharmacology and Medication Administration or NCE170 Pharmacology for Nurses to fulfill this requirement. Pharmacology courses are offered at selected sites.

    [FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman]Advanced Placement Admission Requirements for Graduates of Practical Nursing Programs within the Maricopa Community Colleges:
    [FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman]Submit transcript showing completion of the Practical Nursing Program.

    [FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman]Graduates of the Maricopa Skill Center, the GWCC Fast Track Practical Nursing, Block 2 of the MCCDNP, and the Southwest Skill Center Practical Nurse Program may enter the MCCD Nursing Program at Block 3 within six (6) months of PN program completion. When the PN graduate enters after 6 months of program completion, the applicant is considered Advanced Placement and must apply under the requirements of the LPN applicant.
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  13. by   sassiebaz
    Quote from knit1purl2
    i thought pharm was part of the program? they have it listed as a part of gateway's and the skills centers, is there a different pharm they are talking about? also, the way i am reading the fast track app, it seems you do have to take the hesi and score 800 and above to get in. is there anyone that has actually taken this route that could share what the procedures actually are?

    thanks for the info.
    i cannot imagine that being for the lpn fast track program, or i assume the advisor would have mentioned that to me. all she said was the net test and have a cna. im so confused now. i mean, it doesn't really matter as im nowhere close to going to school now, but would still like to know......

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