Gateway part-time nights with full-time work?? - page 2

by kattvenus73 2,637 Views | 18 Comments

Has anyone gone through or do you know anyone who has gone through the Gateway part-time RN program while working a full-time job? I was praying and planning on trying the scholarship, quit my full-time job, attend CGCC or MCC... Read More


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    Quote from Prettypinkbubbles
    I'm currently in block 4 in the Gateway Part Time Evening program, working full time with two school age kids, and doing fine. It's most definately do-able. You just have to remain focused.

    Thanks so much! This is very inspiring and puts me a bit at ease Lots of LUCK in the rest of your program and beyond!
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    Quote from Prettypinkbubbles
    I'm currently in block 4 in the Gateway Part Time Evening program, working full time with two school age kids, and doing fine. It's most definately do-able. You just have to remain focused.

    Prettypinkbubbles: you must be ready to complete your program and graduate! How exciting! Just wanted to see how the rest of the 4th block went for you and to get an update on your journey!
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    Is the Gateway part-time program a Practical Nursing (PN) Program or a Registered Nursing (RN) Program? Is the program 2 years?
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    Quote from johnnyarei
    Is the Gateway part-time program a Practical Nursing (PN) Program or a Registered Nursing (RN) Program? Is the program 2 years?

    It is a 2-year RN (AAS Nursing).
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    Are the summers off? I did not see anything on the website about the program. Is there a certain time to apply for this program?
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    Quote from johnnyarei
    Are the summers off? I did not see anything on the website about the program. Is there a certain time to apply for this program?

    You apply just as you would when applying for AAS in Nursing/RN program in the MCCD. It is one of the options for program choices. I think it is summers off - 4 semesters = 2 years. Usually 2 nights/week and a clinical all day Friday or Saturday, is what I was told. If I am not 100% accurate or something has changed, I apologize.
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    i just finished block 4 at Gateway - most of the students in my class had full time jobs and or have kids. it can be done, just stay committed, focused and know theres a light at the end of the tunnel. its a LOT of work - but it can be done!!
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    you're correct - but the semesters are a little longer, maybe by 2 weeks or so.
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    Quote from kattvenus73
    Prettypinkbubbles: you must be ready to complete your program and graduate! How exciting! Just wanted to see how the rest of the 4th block went for you and to get an update on your journey!

    Sorry, I didn't see this reply to my original post until recently. I have to admit, block 4 was really difficult, but I got through it and graduated in December. The NCLEX was a piece of cake in comparisson to the tests we had in nursing school, so I was able to pass that in 75 questions. Now the job hunt.......ehhhhh, not so successful. I've put out over 100+ resumes and applications, even walking some of them to the actual units without one single phone call back. It's been very discouraging, but eventually somebody will bite, and it will happen. This crummy job market is only cyclical (I hope), so it's bound to get better. Best of luck in your journey, and just know that if you want it bad enough, there is no stopping you.


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