Gateway LPN Fast Track - page 32

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
    How is block 2 different than block 1? What did you think about the block 2 instructors? Do you have to retake the hesi to get into block 3 or do you just go into block 2? Did most of the students get over 850?
  2. by   pinklady8888
    block 2 is med surg and ob and peds. med surg was a breeze and i loved the teacher, very structured and organized and stuck with the same concept on each system. ob was eh, teacher was more into "i believe in teaching every differnet style" so her style was all over the place..go straight from the FON book and study the tables for ob. now peds....peds was a terror. just took my ped test today got a 90 but the teacher is soooooooo annoying. she canceled bth lectures and we pretty much taaught ourselves it. and the test got combined to 1 big ped test so that was very nerve wrecking. but thank the lord it was super easy. now hesi, hesi sucks. idk i was told you can retake it for block 3 1 time if you were in the lpn class then if you fail u got to wait 6 months to take it a 3rd time...kinda sucks so ima just wait till i grad next thurs take the nclex prep course then retake the hesi. hmm i think about 45 percent of the class passed. and there is a 1 yr wait list for block 3 apparently who knows..
  3. by   miteacher
    Quote from pinklady8888
    block 2 is med surg and ob and peds. med surg was a breeze and i loved the teacher, very structured and organized and stuck with the same concept on each system. ob was eh, teacher was more into "i believe in teaching every differnet style" so her style was all over the place..go straight from the FON book and study the tables for ob. now peds....peds was a terror. just took my ped test today got a 90 but the teacher is soooooooo annoying. she canceled bth lectures and we pretty much taaught ourselves it. and the test got combined to 1 big ped test so that was very nerve wrecking. but thank the lord it was super easy. now hesi, hesi sucks. idk i was told you can retake it for block 3 1 time if you were in the lpn class then if you fail u got to wait 6 months to take it a 3rd time...kinda sucks so ima just wait till i grad next thurs take the nclex prep course then retake the hesi. hmm i think about 45 percent of the class passed. and there is a 1 yr wait list for block 3 apparently who knows..
    1 year! They are telling us that most students get in right away, or wait 1 semester at the most. Also, is it okay to send you a message to see what instructor you had? did you think the 104 class was helpful in block 2?

    We switched instructors during the last few weeks of the semester. The instructor we had normally teaches block 2, and she is very organized. I have heard bad things about the instructor who teaches peds and ob. Wow, that's crazy only 45% of the class passed the hesi test.
  4. by   TinkRN8
    There is a HESI PN study guide, by Elsevier that i used for my exit HESI. it has a disk with practice questions. I did the questions on the disk several times, plus hundreds of NCLEX questions. Did very well on HESI. In regards to block 3. When I graduated in May 2010, Gateway told our class there would be absolutely no spots available until January (2010), and then only maybe a few of us would get in based on HESI scores. I didn't want to wait, so i turned in my application and then started calling and emailing all the colleges: scottsdale, MCC, PVCC, PCC, CGCC, etc. I just kept emailing and calling, even when they told me no spots available. When time came for selections, I actually got a call from Gateway, Phx, and CGCC within a 24 hr period. I ended up selecting CGCC because of clinical sites and distance from where I lived. So, don't let them tell you 1 yr wait. If you are proactive and work at making contacts, you will get in right away. Just be persistent. I can't speak for anyone else, but I know in my case they did look at my HESI score. In fact, I had to submit that with my paperwork for block 3.

    I have since graduated with my RN (May 2011) and now working on a PCU. So all you students don't give up, it can be done!

    Good luck to all!
  5. by   vega03
    i am going into block 3 (got bridged over, yay!).

    i have orientation thursday for the rn program.

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  6. by   pinklady8888
    i had everything to turn in my rn bridge but i was a few points short on the hesi it sucks cuz apparently u have to wait to take the hesi a second time for a grand total of six months which really got me mad. yes i heard if u got all your stuff together for rn chances are youd get in alot of ppl were waiting on the fignerprint clearance card. sucks. Im wating for my dates for nclex so i can at least get my lpn and work as a nurse there as i wait for rn hopefully i get in in august =/ when i can retake the hesi
  7. by   vega03
    Quote from pinklady8888
    i had everything to turn in my rn bridge but i was a few points short on the hesi it sucks cuz apparently u have to wait to take the hesi a second time for a grand total of six months which really got me mad. yes i heard if u got all your stuff together for rn chances are youd get in alot of ppl were waiting on the fignerprint clearance card. sucks. im wating for my dates for nclex so i can at least get my lpn and work as a nurse there as i wait for rn hopefully i get in in august =/ when i can retake the hesi
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    hey pinklady, i was going to text you this but i spoke with someone from our block but morning, and she said that if you take your nclex and pass, you can go back to campus and take the hesi exit pn again right after.
    she also said they may be opening another advanced placement in march, maybe others on this board, know more about this. so if that's true and you get to retake it, maybe you can bridge over for the new march one, you know if that's true.
  8. by   AZMOMO2
    Quote from vega03
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    she also said they may be opening another advanced placement in march, maybe others on this board.
    that would be nice. i am waiting on my fingerprint card too! i apparently have the old style. in our block they actually allowed the students who did not make the 850 to bridge over retake their test without waiting for the 6 month between tests... if you are a squeaky wheel maybe since it was a few short points you could point this out? some were more than 100 points short!
  9. by   miteacher
    I am worried about not getting the 850 that is required. Our instructor also told us that at Gateway they will take the highest Hesi scores first before everyone else, and then place the rest of the people. They are telling us that there is now a 1+ semester wait to get into block 3
  10. by   miteacher
    Quote from vega03
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    hey pinklady, i was going to text you this but i spoke with someone from our block but morning, and she said that if you take your nclex and pass, you can go back to campus and take the hesi exit pn again right after.
    she also said they may be opening another advanced placement in march, maybe others on this board, know more about this. so if that's true and you get to retake it, maybe you can bridge over for the new march one, you know if that's true.
    what do you mean by opening another advanced placement in march? would the course star in march? or are they just trying to place people for fall at gateway? i'm worried. i ended up with a b in the 1st semester, but i'm so busy with my job this semester (teaching) and there is probably a lot more info this semester. we had 15 people fail block 1, so we only ended up with 25 out of 40 that had actually passed block 1 and went on to block 2. that seems crazy to me! there are 3 people in my class that are repeating block 2, making for a total of 28. our instructor told us that about 75% of the class normally gets 850 or higher on the hesi. is that true? can you retake the hesi again within another month or so and then try to advance to block 3? that would really stink to have to go to block 2 in the rn program and do block 2 all over again.
  11. by   AZMOMO2
    block 1 failure rate like that is actually pretty normal!! block 2 is more info as it consists of med/surg, ob and peds. but if you use this book as your study guide you will do very well hesi comprehensive review for the nclex-pn examination, 3e (hesi comprehensive review f/ nclex-pn examination) by hesi

    i of course used the version previous to this, however, it is the only book i actually opened for the entire semester. i studied from this book, the powerpoint and lecture notes and did very well.

    if you use this book you will do very well on the hesi pn it really is not that hard. hesi is just filled with application and analysis questions.

    good luck this term!
  12. by   miteacher
    Quote from azmomo2
    block 1 failure rate like that is actually pretty normal!! block 2 is more info as it consists of med/surg, ob and peds. but if you use this book as your study guide you will do very well hesi comprehensive review for the nclex-pn examination, 3e (hesi comprehensive review f/ nclex-pn examination)by hesi

    i of course used the version previous to this, however, it is the only book i actually opened for the entire semester. i studied from this book, the powerpoint and lecture notes and did very well.

    if you use this book you will do very well on the hesi pn it really is not that hard. hesi is just filled with application and analysis questions.

    good luck this term!
    thank you for the information! i did already go ahead and purchase this book. the questions on this particular cd seem more challenging than the questions on the cd with the green nclex book. so how many people failed block 2 in your group? it does seem like a lot of new info so far with the iv information. was it hard to get 5 successful iv sticks
  13. by   AZMOMO2
    My class was the last block to have IV separate. I had to take an extra class to be able to get IV certified. Actually it wasn't hard at all to get 5 sticks. "Sticks" are counted a little different than you think. The hardest part for me was threading the catheter with 1 finger with confidence. The IV stuff isn't really that hard to learn it just seems like a foreign language until you start really getting to play around with it.

    Block 2, I think we lost 5 or 6... those were the ones who did not come to class regularly though. Attendance was not strictly enforced as much as it was in Block 1.

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