Gateway LPN Fast Track - page 30

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   Marlene39
    I got the answer to at least one test question (often more) from each class. When every point counts, it did seem worth it to me. The second semester it was even better. The instructors went over key points and did some test taking strategies that helped with the NCLEX questions.
  2. by   miteacher
    Quote from Marlene39
    I got the answer to at least one test question (often more) from each class. When every point counts, it did seem worth it to me. The second semester it was even better. The instructors went over key points and did some test taking strategies that helped with the NCLEX questions.

    Thank you! I did end up signing up, and will attend the class whenever I can. I think it is very helpful because it's a more condensed version of the material that seems to hit on key points.

    Does anyone have tips for clinicals and care plans?
  3. by   PhxButterfly
    I found this website and was wondering if anyone could tell me the names of the LPN teachers?
    Thanks!!

    http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/Sele...TDept&letter=N
  4. by   miteacher
    Quote from PhxButterfly
    I found this website and was wondering if anyone could tell me the names of the LPN teachers?
    Thanks!!

    http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/Sele...TDept&letter=N
    It varies from semester to semester. There are several instructors, and they switch from teaching day and night classes during the semester. In the past, some of the CNA instructors have also taught the class, so you will not know until the day you start the class who your instructor will be.
  5. by   dianah
    Also, per the Terms of Service, under The Basic Terms of Service:

    "Please do not give out personal information about others. Do not name names where anyone could identify the person in any facility including your nursing programs. "


    Thank you.

    ---- dianah
  6. by   Marlene39
    Quote from PhxButterfly
    I found this website and was wondering if anyone could tell me the names of the LPN teachers?
    Thanks!!

    http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/Sele...TDept&letter=N

    I think there is a rule against naming teachers on Allnurses.com even if you say nice things. I loved the LPN teachers except for one (and she wasn't all that bad) and she only teachers one class for about a month or something so it doesn't really matter. The rest are top notch fabulous!!
  7. by   PhxButterfly
    Quote from miteacher
    It varies from semester to semester. There are several instructors, and they switch from teaching day and night classes during the semester. In the past, some of the CNA instructors have also taught the class, so you will not know until the day you start the class who your instructor will be.
    That makes sense! :smackingf
    Thank you!!
  8. by   miteacher
    I have a question regarding the skills that we have practicums on like the wound care, med administration, head to toe assessment, etc...I know that our clinical instructor said that she would be doing those three skills with us during the clinical, but I am wondering if we are also tested on them again in the lab with our regular instructor.

    Are we tested twice on them, or do we just have to perform the skill in the clinical setting with our clinical instructor? Any info would be greatly appreciated!
  9. by   PhxButterfly
    Quote from Marlene39
    I think there is a rule against naming teachers on Allnurses.com even if you say nice things. I loved the LPN teachers except for one (and she wasn't all that bad) and she only teachers one class for about a month or something so it doesn't really matter. The rest are top notch fabulous!!
    Thank you!! That gives me a lot to look forward to rather than fear....
  10. by   TinkRN8
    Quote from miteacher
    I have a question regarding the skills that we have practicums on like the wound care, med administration, head to toe assessment, etc...I know that our clinical instructor said that she would be doing those three skills with us during the clinical, but I am wondering if we are also tested on them again in the lab with our regular instructor.

    Are we tested twice on them, or do we just have to perform the skill in the clinical setting with our clinical instructor? Any info would be greatly appreciated!
    I graduated May 2009, and that last semester the practicums were done in clinicals, observed by clinical instructor. As opposed to first semester, where practicums were done on lab days at the school. As far as testing, ANYTHING was fair game, whether it be from lab, clinical, lecture, or reading. My biggest advice in studying for tests, and I will go to my grave stating this same advice, I feel so strongly about it...is to do NCLEX questions, NCLEX questions, NCLEX questions. In fact, after block I, I rarely read any of the texts, I just studied my notes, powerpoints, and did..you guessed it... NCLEX questions. Can't really stress enough the importance of doing those NCLEX questions. I have several NCLEX review books, flash cards, and did the questions online from the textbooks (can be downloaded to evolve). Evolve is also a wonderful resource. And, those case studies they have you do.... study the questions. You may or may not see them again.
  11. by   AZMOMO2
    No sense worrying about rating them anyway... you don't get a choice who you get throughout the program and when. First semester teachers are pretty much the toughest ones but they were all really nice and helpful when it counted.
  12. by   PhxButterfly
    Quote from AZMOMO2
    No sense worrying about rating them anyway... you don't get a choice who you get throughout the program and when. First semester teachers are pretty much the toughest ones but they were all really nice and helpful when it counted.
    That's good to know, thank you. (I was just curious about looking ahead of time to see what to prepare for as far as strengths and weaknesses. )
  13. by   AZMOMO2
    First semester is all about being on time ALWAYS. One instructor knows who you are after the very first day and trust me they know if you are a minute late. Expect pop quizzes almost every lecture day that there isn't an actual exam. There are also a ton of group projects. Practice all the medical terms and review the steps of all of the CNA skills. You have to pay attention to lecture, powerpoints and everything in the chapters first semester. Second semester they generally test on the powerpoints and the review class was VERY helpful.

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