Gateway LPN Fast Track - page 8

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   sassiebaz
    Quote from MassagetoRN
    I got my letter today. I got into the Evening Program (I am guessing this, as the letter only says I got in, but the scheduled that was included was of the evening program). But I got into Banner Nurse Fellows for March at MCC. So, one of ya'll can have my spot! Good luck to all that are waiting!
    Yay! So cool for you!!!
  2. by   Glina
    Quote from MassagetoRN
    I got my letter today. I got into the Evening Program (I am guessing this, as the letter only says I got in, but the scheduled that was included was of the evening program). But I got into Banner Nurse Fellows for March at MCC. So, one of ya'll can have my spot! Good luck to all that are waiting!

    You should try playing a Powerball?
    Thanks
  3. by   AZMOMO2
    I got my letter today!!!!! I think its Days as it says 12:30 to 2:30, 8-4 and 10:30 to 11:30 hours!!!! OMG I am sooooo excited!
  4. by   sassiebaz
    Quote from AZMOMO2
    I got my letter today!!!!! I think its Days as it says 12:30 to 2:30, 8-4 and 10:30 to 11:30 hours!!!! OMG I am sooooo excited!
    When did you apply? Just looking for a time frame....
  5. by   AZMOMO2
    October 20th 2008..

    I had just about given up and was wondering if anyone had heard then my husband brought in the letter tonight when we got home. It was in yesterday's mail. We moved so we didn't get the mail yesterday.
  6. by   sassiebaz
    Quote from AZMOMO2
    October 20th 2008..

    I had just about given up and was wondering if anyone had heard then my husband brought in the letter tonight when we got home. It was in yesterday's mail. We moved so we didn't get the mail yesterday.

    Ok, so there is hope for some????
  7. by   Hausfrau
    Quote from AZMOMO2
    October 20th 2008..

    I had just about given up and was wondering if anyone had heard then my husband brought in the letter tonight when we got home. It was in yesterday's mail. We moved so we didn't get the mail yesterday.
    Holy Smokes!! You just applied a few months ago!! I thought pretty much every where had years of waiting to get into any type of nursing program.
    How did you get in so soon?


    Okay I just looked over the spring application..(assuming it might be similar to fall, or whenever the next start is..)..
    All the vaccinations, I have no idea what ones I have gotten in the past. So does that mean I have to get all of them again? I got a TB at RSAA in June, is that good enough for that??

    Also, what type of CPR will they accept?

    Thanks
    (P.S, is FALL 2009 another start date or is it just once a year?)
    Last edit by Hausfrau on Dec 16, '08
  8. by   AZMOMO2
    I have no idea how I got in so soon, just luck, as it was lottery style from those of us that applied with completed applications. ( After they placed their partner program & any hold overs from the last application period.) My friend and I went down and although she was put on a waitlist she was number 2 and has a spot now too. There is a day & night class now, however, I have no idea if they are starting again in the fall.

    OK... so if you have proof of immunization then that is all you need for the MMR,Varcella, Hep B & Tetnus. You can have blood tests drawn to check your titers for the immunizations before you have any of them again. You have to have a physical and a TWO step TB. The one you had for the CNA class is not enough! Many people had their applications rejected this term because of the TB being done incorrectly or incompletly. Read through this thread we discuss the proper TB method. Check the next application before you get these done as they do expire. CPR is CPR for the heathcare provider.
    Orientation is on the 6th... so I don't know much more about the program. But I will post when I do.
  9. by   Hausfrau
    Thanks!! I just called Gateway and they said the Fall 2009 application comes out in March.

    Congratulations to everyone who got in!
  10. by   preemie1982
    I did the LPN fast-track in 2008 and passed block 1 but did not pass block 2 by a couple of points. I then was re-admitted the following semester and again failed by 2 points. I would not recommend this program to people. When I took it there were so many teacher changes and such disorganization, I was not happy with gateway in the least. :angryfire Since LPN's are being outsourced in the hospitals in 2012, I would go straight to your RN and bypass this program. In all honesty I wasted a lot of time and money with this program and got nothing out of it but stress and frusteration.

    I'm now in GCU's fast-track BSN program and am over 60% done with their program and love it. :heartbeat

    If anyone wants to chat more about the gateway program please do, as I have given honest feedback.
    Last edit by dianah on Sep 6, '09 : Reason: TOS
  11. by   miteacher
    I was really going to try to get into the Gateway program because it looks like they don't require so many pre requisites except for the NUR 158. But, is the program really that bad?

    I am a teacher, and was going to apply to get into the weekend/night program.
  12. by   TinkRN8
    Quote from miteacher
    I was really going to try to get into the Gateway program because it looks like they don't require so many pre requisites except for the NUR 158. But, is the program really that bad?

    I am a teacher, and was going to apply to get into the weekend/night program.

    I am currently in block 1 in the afternoon program. It is what you make of it. It has been far more difficult than I ever expected. I applied to the fast track because I had been waiting on the list for the RN program for over a year and was just trying to get my foot in the door any way I could. I actually didn't expect to get in until Spring, but luckily they opened a 3rd class so I got in right away. I do not plan on working as an LPN, this is just a means to an end....getting into block 3 as advanced placement. It is a whole lot better than waiting around for 2+ years to get into the RN program.

    There are positives and negatives to this and any program. I have a lot going on my evaluation at the end of the semester. Overall, I am learning a lot and getting to do a lot in clinicals. It is ALOT of study time and do not plan on having a life what-so-ever. I also work full time and applied to the night program, however, that isn't what I got. Luckily I am able to be flexible with my job. Also, even though the only requirement is the CNA, I would HIGHLY recommend having had your anatomy courses done plus a med terminology class. You are expected to know these things right out of the gate. The people in our class who did not have this background are really struggling. This is a very fast-paced course and they don't slow down at all.

    Good luck with your endeavors!
  13. by   miteacher
    The only one I would be able to do is the night/weekend program becuase I have to work. Will they allow you to just select that option?

    I agree about waiting for the RN program. This seems the fastest way to get started.

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