Who is accepted at GWCC for fall 2012 or spring 2013? - page 2

Hi, Just wanted to start a thread for all of the people accepted to Gateway Community College, Connecticut for the fall 2012 or spring 2013! Introduce yourself!... Read More

  1. by   ORnurseCT
    We need to maintain 74%. We've had 5 tests and a final each semester. This semester we had one paper to write. Pharm was 3 online tests and a group project. There is a math test for 201, the last one for the program!! She's sending us a practice test over the summer.
  2. by   neverknow
    Oh. That's great. I hope she sends it out to the newer students as well. Thank everyone so much for tagged info. This will help so much. I am currently working full time. Hoe about everyone else. If so does anyone plan on cutting back?
  3. by   ORnurseCT

    Here are the notes I took for our 201 mini-orientation. We are switching to Blackboard LEARN and she wants us to get familiar with it over the summer. We are moving to the new campus, try to take one of the tours if you can.
    Class is Mon and Tue 4-6pm occasionally 4-7pm.
    Clinical could be Wed, Thur, or Friday. 3-11PM, 4-12, or 7-330? Probably Yale and HSR.
    There is one dosage test, the last one for the program . She is sending the practice exam via email. There is going to be a math review for students that want to attend the end of August or early September.
    We were told that up to 9 LPN's will be joining us.
    The first week is a different schedule: Monday no school Labor day, Tues and Wed 1-3PM.
    Some major topics are CV, Respiratory, Endocrine, GI, Psych, and Bioterrorism.
    November 6, 2012 a Tuesday, is CT League for Nurses, RN student day. It counts as a clinical day and is mandatory. Cost is $40. https://www.ctleaguefornursing.org/e...ime=1352185200. that Wednesday is a class day.
    We may have off site days in a Cath lab, or GI lab, and Peds days at Yale. Maybe a flu clinic.
    Skills to validate are CVC care and trach care.
    SimMan sign ups will be on Sim manager and are mandatory.
    I really like knowing what to expect and having the schedule changes in advance. I just wish I knew what we were doing for clinical.

    Good Luck and we'll see you in the fall.
  4. by   neverknow
    StudentnurseCT, u mean to tell me that they can make you go to clinical in the day? Thought it was all evening? Also on the days that are just class.are we we only in class for 2 to 3 hours and that's it?. I thought it was 3-11 4 days a week.
  5. by   ORnurseCT
    There have been 1 or 2 day clincal groups each semester, but more than that requested days for the fall. So people that want nights should get nights. Class is only 2-3 hours twice a week. The pharmacology class follows on Mondays for one hour.
  6. by   nursing4811
    Yes they make you go many days of clinical during the day my dads girlfriend graduated last year and her job was at wits end with all the days she had to miss. You go to aquaturf one day u have like 3 day clinicals in the first semester. Even though it is night mannyy things are during the day. I am working 40hrs cutting down to 24 in january. Hope that helps!
    Last edit by nursing4811 on Apr 26, '12 : Reason: Mistake
  7. by   ORnurseCT
    Ive had one day of daytime clinical in two semesters. The day clinical groups are difficult to get. They are giving us 6 months notice at least.
  8. by   neverknow
    Thank you all for the information. It has helped alot. I look forward to meeting you guys in the fall.
  9. by   123esther
    I am confused....
    Has anyone's major changed from general study to Nursing yet? Mine is still the same - general study. May 1 is the registration date for Gateway's nursing; I wonder how I can register NUR 101 online with my unchanged status. I got a registration form filled and signed by nursing advisor during the advisement time. Should I just bring that form to the registrar office instead of online registration? Thanks.
  10. by   neverknow
    123ester are you still not able to register? Did you speak with the nursing department?
  11. by   Princess Mama
    How is the faculty there? I went there today & was highly unimpressed with the facility. I know they're moving but the condition of their campus now does not lend itself to a professional atmosphere.
  12. by   ORnurseCT
    Princess mama, PM if you want. 101 instructors are fabulous. The person in charge of the lab is horrible.
  13. by   123esther
    Yes, I did it yesterday after picking up the change of major form from the office. Thanks.