Gateway LPN Fast Track - page 34

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   pinklady8888
    I did this hesi pn book thats diiferent from the red and white one that was a hell of alot harder than the new hesi book and the green saunders, i just cant rememeber the look of the book, my friend had the cd.and right now im preparing for nclex i take it on wed, and im doing saunders..only cuz the review course u get at the end the lady said thats the best book in the market. so i go by that.
    also dont worry about the lab final. it is VERY easy. just do the review sheets they give u and do study groups. TAPE THE LECTURE! got an A in block 2 from doing that. it realllllly helps going over power points as i listen to lecture. resp was my only 100 percent in block 2. it seemed to be the easiet test, with the abg's and all.
  2. by   miteacher
    Yes, I agree resp was pretty easy. I only missed 1 question. I think taping the lecture does help.
  3. by   malibubarby
    thank you. i just really hope i get in as soon as possible. im going to try to be the 1st one to turn in my application on the 1st day their due.
  4. by   miteacher
    So was anyone not able to get their 5 iv sticks in? I'm having a hard time getting a lot of skills because all of us are on the same floor in the hospital, and there aren't many patients. I'm at the halfway point for my clinical and have not started an IV or done a central line dressing. We have to have 5 IV stick and either trach care or a central line dressing change. Any thoughts on this?
  5. by   srjms
    Maricopa Skill Center doesnot have the LPN program anymore!
  6. by   ALG7
    Has anyone had a hard time getting into block 3 after finishing the lpn fast track?
  7. by   Marlene39
    Quote from ALG7
    Has anyone had a hard time getting into block 3 after finishing the lpn fast track?
    I got in right away, but a lot of my class still haven't gotten in (we graduated in May 2011). At GWCC they will tell you if you get over a 1000 on the HESI you will get in right away to the next block. It didn't seem to matter what the HESI score was. If you were lucky, you got in. Only one person got into Gateway the following semester and it was to the Banner Fellowship program. Some of us got into CGCC because they lost a lot of people due to some kind of cheating scandal. Otherwise I'm sure we would still be waiting (even with high HESI scores). It's still faster than waiting on the RN waiting list and Gateway LPN fast track is such an amazing program that you will be well trained going into block 3.
  8. by   miteacher
    Are you serious? They are telling us that there may only be a 1 semester wait at the most, and I heard that they take the highest hesi scores first. I guess it's still faster. how many people from your class are still waiting to go on to block 3? Did a lot of people fail block 2 in your class?
  9. by   Marlene39
    Quote from miteacher
    Are you serious? They are telling us that there may only be a 1 semester wait at the most, and I heard that they take the highest hesi scores first. I guess it's still faster. how many people from your class are still waiting to go on to block 3? Did a lot of people fail block 2 in your class?
    I don't think it had anything to do with HESI scores for getting into other programs. I got a 1122 and the only program I could find was CGCC and there are people who also got in who got in the 900s. I'm not sure how many people are still waiting, but I would say half. We lost 3 people I think for block 2. Not bad really. We had an exceptional class IMO.

    GWCC told us a lot of stuff that wasn't exactly accurate. They said to call other programs and tell them your score and grades, etc and that would help us get in. That did me nothing. I tried Scottsdale, MCC and Gateway. None of them would even talk to me regardless of my grades or HESI score. I think that the GWCC teachers are going on old info because after graduation I called the head of the GWCC nursing program and she basically told me there were no slots available and that there were a lot of people waiting from the previous semester. She said to grab whatever I could get somewhere else. So, expect a wait and if you are lucky and get in right away, then rejoice! Also, they told us that LPNs are in great demand. Uh, not so much! I still haven't found a full time job as an LPN. Some of my classmates who had an "in" have gotten jobs, but I don't think very many. Maybe experienced LPNs can find jobs, but new grads are not in high demand. Almost every ad you find says they require at least one year of experience. They won't even talk to new grads.

    I think I've gotten more accurate info about everything nursing school related on this website than I've ever gotten from a school. We were told we are the last graduting class for Maricopa County Community colleges to do preceptorships. I'm waiting to see if that is a fact. I hope not since preceptorship is such a great thing.
  10. by   miteacher
    I know that they did cut the program down to one group per semester, and our instructors told us that there is a longer wait to start the LPN program now. They were probably getting a lot of students trying to get into block 3 and didn't have spots for them. So our instructor told us that now people will have to wait at least year just to get into the LPN program now.

    I may look into the University of Phoenix or something else if there is such a long wait. I wanted to finish up quickly so I could move back to Michigan. Does anyone else know anything about other programs that offer the LPN to RN program in this area, or the LPN to BSN?
  11. by   AZMOMO2
    Quote from Marlene39
    I got in right away, but a lot of my class still haven't gotten in (we graduated in May 2011). At GWCC they will tell you if you get over a 1000 on the HESI you will get in right away to the next block. It didn't seem to matter what the HESI score was. If you were lucky, you got in. Only one person got into Gateway the following semester and it was to the Banner Fellowship program. Some of us got into CGCC because they lost a lot of people due to some kind of cheating scandal. Otherwise I'm sure we would still be waiting (even with high HESI scores). It's still faster than waiting on the RN waiting list and Gateway LPN fast track is such an amazing program that you will be well trained going into block 3.

    Did CGCC contact you or did you contact them about placement into their program?
  12. by   Marlene39
    Quote from AZMOMO2
    Did CGCC contact you or did you contact them about placement into their program?
    They contacted me. None of the schools I contacted would even talk to me personally. I called and sent emails. It was weird!
  13. by   AZMOMO2
    Quote from Marlene39
    They contacted me. None of the schools I contacted would even talk to me personally. I called and sent emails. It was weird!
    Thanks... yeah I had the same thing happen... I guess they want it treated like the regular application now. Just put your name in, chose a few options and wait for a spot.

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