Gateway LPN Fast Track - page 4

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   JessLP
    thanks for the heads up!
  2. by   AZMOMO2
    I had my first injection on a Friday, went to have it read on Monday. Then I went back on Friday and had it read on Monday. They gave me an offical record because they require an offical read of all the dates from the doctors office as offical proof.

    Oh by the way they made it sound like we stay on the waitlist and if in the fall we still qualify then we get second option ( after the partner programs ) for the available spots before the new applicants get put in their lottery.
  3. by   boru
    After going through three cycles on the RN waiting list, applying for the Banner program, and countless other "shortcuts", I put in my application at Gateway yesterday for the LPN program... turns out this is somewhat of a lottery also... the two step TB was a shocker to me also... I had not heard of it until this experience.

    I considered the LPN-RN route when I intially put in my RN application last year (time stamp Oct 22, 07)... and there was a waitlist for LPN then. (This was at EMCC) If I would have gone on that waitlist, I would have at least been in an LPN program Aug 08. A nursing advisor at on of the CC's told me that although I could get into an LPN program faster, that was "the long route"... I wish I wouldn't have listened to that advice.
  4. by   Glina
    Thanks! I will go today for my test to be read even though the PA at the doc's office told me I don't have to come if my skin does not get infected.
  5. by   sassiebaz
    Ok so someone explain.....the two step process is just going in a second time to have the skin checked? Ugh...that seems a little redundant! Obviously if you dont have a reaction after the 72 hour period than it's a no brainer. But, this is protocol...I guess!
  6. by   JessLP
    that's the way I understand it. im going to ask rsaa if they will do another one this weekend if I offer to pay for it.
  7. by   Glina
    Quote from sassiebaz
    Ok so someone explain.....the two step process is just going in a second time to have the skin checked? Ugh...that seems a little redundant! Obviously if you dont have a reaction after the 72 hour period than it's a no brainer. But, this is protocol...I guess!

    You have to go 4 times. 2 injections and 2 tests readings. Pain in the ...
  8. by   boru
    Please correct me if I'm wrong, I just learned about it yesterday but I understand the two-step TB process to be this:

    Step one: TB test done like normal and read 48-72 hrs later

    Step two: TB test done 1-3weeks after test one following the same procedure
  9. by   Glina
    Quote from Boru
    Please correct me if I'm wrong, I just learned about it yesterday but I understand the two-step TB process to be this:

    Step one: TB test done like normal and read 48-72 hrs later

    Step two: TB test done 1-3weeks after test one following the same procedure
    That's correct.
  10. by   AZMOMO2
    This is a process in critcal thinking thats for sure.

    You have to remember that the reading is not considered a STEP... its still the same part of any TB test to be complete. They should call it a double TB test instead of a two step, as you have to have the same test twice within a specified time frame 1 to 3 weeks ( I did mine at 1 week )
  11. by   AZMOMO2
    Quote from Boru
    I put in my application at Gateway yesterday for the LPN program... .
    Were there a lot of people there still turning in applications?

    I'd say there were about 40 or so on Monday morning.

    One girl said that she arrived at like Midnight the night before so she could be first in line.

    Kinda sucks for her since it is not first come first served.
  12. by   sassiebaz
    Quote from AZMOMO2
    Were there a lot of people there still turning in applications?

    I'd say there were about 40 or so on Monday morning.

    One girl said that she arrived at like Midnight the night before so she could be first in line.

    Kinda sucks for her since it is not first come first served.

    I had to laugh about that one...did she realize she'd be placed in a lottery???

    Yeah, I don't think I want to go through that with the Gateway program! Even though it may be awhile before I go to school....I cannot stand uncertainty! Ok, so now I understand the TB thing. But don't you have to get TB tests every six months anyways? Or is it a year?
  13. by   Glina
    Quote from AZMOMO2
    Were there a lot of people there still turning in applications?

    I'd say there were about 40 or so on Monday morning.

    One girl said that she arrived at like Midnight the night before so she could be first in line.

    Kinda sucks for her since it is not first come first served.

    Haha, I know because I was the second in line (came at 2 AM).

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