Gateway LPN Fast Track - page 22

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 wonder if they will call anyone for the night program. I am so anxious with all this waiting, and I hate having to wait another 6 months to start!

    Has anyone else received a call?
  2. by   vega03
    congratulations,

    i am in the day cohort as well. while i was at the orientation --- said there were supposed to be 90 people there and if you looked around there was definitely not 90 people there.

    i emailed --- to see if maybe i can switch to the evening if possible since my employer hasn’t said anything to me about my reduced hours but haven’t heard from her since i am sure that she is super busy grabbing people from that wait list.

    if you have any questions let me know since i will be right there in the day time with you unless she responds to me about the evening.
    Last edit by dianah on Jan 7, '11 : Reason: Terms of Service re: posting names
  3. by   vega03
    Good luck Miteacher,
    I hope they call you since those other people didn’t even bother to show up when there are people like you who obviously really want to get into this program. It’s unfortunate.
  4. by   rzyzzy
    Quote from vega03
    Good luck Miteacher,
    I hope they call you since those other people didn't even bother to show up when there are people like you who obviously really want to get into this program. It's unfortunate.
    I wouldn't read anything into the attendance at the orientation - as many of you have found out, the advisors tell you, "prepare for a loooong wait" when you turn your packet in, but many in my group got calls on the day of the first class - "can you be at class in x hours"..

    Many of your classmates have jobs/kids/spouses/ family members they're taking care of, etc. Rearranging your life in a couple months is difficult - doing it in a few days or hours is extraordinary. Even if your class times are easy to schedule for, you don't know which of the 3 possible days you'll need off for clinicals until after classes start.

    As someone who used to wear a "manager's" hat, & write schedules for a business - that's something that many employers would get really grumpy about. If you don't have to deal with that, then you should count that as a huge blessing.

    I was really lucky my wife was able to make the house payments while I was learning how to measure urine output & poking holes into people, etc.
  5. by   miteacher
    When I spoke to the advisor, they told me that my clincials would be on Saturday for the evening program. Is this correct? That was the only reason I was planning on doing this program. I work as a teacher, and this is the only program that I am able to participate in with my schedule.

    They told me that the clincials would all be scheduled on Saturday if you were in the evening program. Can anyone else confirm this?
  6. by   rzyzzy
    Quote from miteacher
    When I spoke to the advisor, they told me that my clincials would be on Saturday for the evening program. Is this correct? That was the only reason I was planning on doing this program. I work as a teacher, and this is the only program that I am able to participate in with my schedule.

    They told me that the clincials would all be scheduled on Saturday if you were in the evening program. Can anyone else confirm this?
    That's correct for the evening classes - however I'm not sure how they normally handle the "lab days" - my group had evening classes over summer term, with Saturday clinicals - but If I remember correctly, we had lab days during the week - with mandatory attendance @ 8 am. But our summer "block one" was not something they normally offer - so ymmv...

    Definitely ask about lab days on the first day of class..
  7. by   sweetjen2006
    miteacher, they literally called me wed jan 5th telling me i got into the evening concort, then with my schudule i asked if they had slot during the day, the coordinator sounded like they had tons of spots, she then gave me a slot during day concort stating " oh we have alot of them". i literally applied in october 2010 for this, please dont ever give up hope EVER! you prob get a call, and get this chance, so get ready for it. when you do get the call, remember sweetjen2006! lol
  8. by   sweetjen2006
    this is correct!! clinicals for evenings on saturdays, mondays and wednesdays 5 to 845, the schudule is also on the lpn application, its still up on the gateway website, fast track pn program, application spring 2011, it has the times of the classes.
  9. by   sweetjen2006
    all about how bad you want nursing, and it can all come together.
  10. by   sweetjen2006
    Quote from vega03
    Good luck Miteacher,
    I hope they call you since those other people didn't even bother to show up when there are people like you who obviously really want to get into this program. It's unfortunate.
    totally agree, espically they have time to decline this opportunity, then alot of people have to switch whole path around in spring 2011, but its all worth it, but such a hassel.
  11. by   miteacher
    Hopefully I will get a call! I just get so anxious waiting, and it's hard to make plans with anything because I don't know when I will be accepted. Thank you.
  12. by   miteacher
    Oh, by the way, what number did they call you from? I can never answer my phone at work, and want to make sure I don't miss the call.
  13. by   pinklady8888
    i got into the spring 2011 lpn program at gatway for the evening..reallly annoyed that they are having problems enrolling through my maricopa..and im still waiting on my financial aid to go thru..i talked to a aid advisor and they told me if the enrollment comes up before my aid i have 24hrs to either set up a payment plan or talk to them to hold..or they will drop the class..its ********, very unorganized cuz i sent them my verification papers via email weeks ago sent it twice no email back..its very stressful i hope i can fix this..is anyone going thrrough this prob? i had to buy my books so i can do my hw before wed. =//

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