Gateway LPN Fast Track - page 9

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   TinkRN8
    Quote from 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.
    There is no weekend program, only morning, afternoon, evening. On my application I had marked as my ONLY option the evening program and even had a discussion with the person I turned it into that I worked and needed the evening program. HOwever, that is not what I got selected for. Instead, they put me in the afternoon program, which wasn't an option on the application, as it was put toghether at the last minute. I am just glad I got in, but just a note for those who are wanting the evening program.
  2. by   sassiebaz
    Quote from chihmom8
    There is no weekend program, only morning, afternoon, evening. On my application I had marked as my ONLY option the evening program and even had a discussion with the person I turned it into that I worked and needed the evening program. HOwever, that is not what I got selected for. Instead, they put me in the afternoon program, which wasn't an option on the application, as it was put toghether at the last minute. I am just glad I got in, but just a note for those who are wanting the evening program.

    Just curious, what are the days and times of this program?
  3. by   xxblessthemartyrxx
    I am taking a risk saying this but I waited in line for the FTPN program to apply for like an hour last week. While I was there, 8 people were re-applying. They told me they took the program and failed it last semester. I don't feel its fair to get admitted ahead of everyone else who is waiting. There is typically a one semester wait period. IF you fail you should have to wait like everyone else does. I know it is a lottery so I could get in next semester or wait until fall. I feel they should not be in the lottery just told to wait one semester. The guy ahead of me said he did'nt really try so he failed. Why should he get in before me? I busted my butt to get where I am. I am not sure the policy but I feel like you had your chance and failed, you should not have priority over me or anyone else who has'nt had a chance yet. Things happen and some people have to drop out I understand that. I am not saying everyone, but if you take the course and fail. You should have to wait a semester to get back in.:angryfire

    On another note. I am really nervous about the wait. We will find out in about two more weeks who gets in or not. I am not getting my hopes up but its hard not too. There were so many people applying! Good luck to everyone. I am sorry if I offened anyone I just needed to get that out!
  4. by   AZMOMO2
    I'm about to finish up Block 2 and I just wanted to drop a note to those of you in Block 1 now feeling overwhelmed, scared and excited all at the same time.

    Block 2 is NOT as hard as Block 1. Its a whole new world thats for sure and NOTHING like Block1. Its alot of information, but I think the topics were far more interesting and clincals sure were better. We are all doing well, dreading the HESI and final, but overall there is a feeling of excited anticipation. Well at least for me that is.

    For those going into Block 1... head the warnings of my previous posts and those in Block 1 now. Its hard, its alot of work, but it is doable and can be done! If you have already done A&P it does make it a bit easier! I very much like the experience I got from the program and am glad I chose to go there. It does have its issues and Block 2 was not as smooth as Block 1 in organization ( if thats saying much) but its worth it!
  5. by   xxblessthemartyrxx
    Does any one know when we find out if we got in or not? The application date was Oct 26th 2009. I am so nervous to find out!!!
  6. by   xxblessthemartyrxx
    I am also really nervous about the class. Everyone says that its really hard and it seems alot are failing. I want to become a nurse practioner so I need at least a 3.5 gpa. So I need to do really well in the course. Anyone take the course and do well? Please let me know!!
  7. by   sweetjen2006
    well i too applied for th lpn program for spring!!! man waiting in that line oct 31 was nerve racking. there were kinds of people there i wouldnt even want them to be my familys or my nurse. its just sad the whole lottery style application process. i mean good candidates who work hard and ready for the program cant get in because a person thinks they want to be a nurse. i mean even a little interveiw process would be nice to cut out alot of the bad apples. it is even more nerve racking when everyone wants the evening program just like me. anyone know or have a idea of when we'll find out when we get in. mid november the letter said.
    Last edit by sweetjen2006 on Nov 13, '09
  8. by   sweetjen2006
    day program is 8 am to 4pm and night program is 5:30 to 8:00pm and clinical vary for evening program on saturday and day program clinicals vary during the week
  9. by   sweetjen2006
    Quote from xxblessthemartyrxx
    Does any one know when we find out if we got in or not? The application date was Oct 26th 2009. I am so nervous to find out!!!
    oh goodness!!!!!!!!!!! me tooo!!!
  10. by   xxblessthemartyrxx
    Bad News everyone. I spoke to the PN coordinator and she said they had about 180 new applicants. This is bad because there is only THREE new slots available. I am so upset. I knew my chances of getting in was slim but not this slim. 3 out of 180! She said maybe another ten will drop but that still is a low number. I was hoping that maybe I could get into to Aug of 2011 but she said that looks slim also. They are only accepting 80 slots for that program and 40 are already filled by employers. So chances of getting in for Aug semester are slim too! I worked so hard and spent almost $500 dollars getting everything I needed for this course. My immunizations, cpr, fingerprint clearance card, checkup. They are not sending out letters because there were so many applicants so we will all receive emails instead. I should'nt have got my hopes up I know that. Sorry everyone.

    ~ My last post I ranted about old applicants who failed re-applying sorry about that I was really bitter. I didn't know your situation so I should not judge.
    Last edit by dianah on Nov 18, '09 : Reason: Removed name, as posting names is Terms of Service violation
  11. by   sweetjen2006
    Quote from xxblessthemartyrxx
    Bad News everyone. I spoke to the PN coordinator and she said they had about 180 new applicants. This is bad because there is only THREE new slots available. I am so upset. I knew my chances of getting in was slim but not this slim. 3 out of 180! She said maybe another ten will drop but that still is a low number. I was hoping that maybe I could get into to Aug of 2011 but she said that looks slim also. They are only accepting 80 slots for that program and 40 are already filled by employers. So chances of getting in for Aug semester are slim too! I worked so hard and spent almost $500 dollars getting everything I needed for this course. My immunizations, cpr, fingerprint clearance card, checkup. They are not sending out letters because there were so many applicants so we will all receive emails instead. I should'nt have got my hopes up I know that. Sorry everyone.

    ~ My last post I ranted about old applicants who failed re-applying sorry about that I was really bitter. I didn't know your situation so I should not judge.
    ohh goodness! u make me sad lol. owell
    Last edit by dianah on Nov 18, '09 : Reason: TOS
  12. by   xxblessthemartyrxx
    I know, sorry I had to bring out the bad news. She also said that the emails will come in sometime next week and they accepted more applications today. Weird.... I am hoping maybe they open another slot like they did last semester. That would be really nice!
  13. by   sweetjen2006
    Quote from xxblessthemartyrxx
    I know, sorry I had to bring out the bad news. She also said that the emails will come in sometime next week and they accepted more applications today. Weird.... I am hoping maybe they open another slot like they did last semester. That would be really nice!
    another slot? u mean like a afternoon program ive heard so much about? they accepted more applications? u mean they extended the deadlines for the application? so more applicants? because on the application it said last day to accept was nov 6? weird. hope people on waitlist wont want placement!

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