Who is accepted at GWCC for fall 2012 or spring 2013? - page 3

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   dbs412
    Studentnurse, I have really appreciated all the information and heads up info you provide.... That said, what is the person in charge of the lab responsible for-how does he or she impact our lives at school......?? Please forgive my ignorance! On a positive note, it's wonderful to hear you liked the 101 instructors so much! I had such a great group of professors and classmates this semester; IMHO, it makes all the difference in the world to your schooling experience!
  2. by   ORnurseCT
    The lab person is in charge of the labs, setting them up, and validations, if someone has to be retrained they have to see her and be reevaluated. If you do what you are supposed to and don't ask her any questions it won't affect you at all. If you have a question or need to see her, she can be condescending and short with students. She teaches some of the lab classes. I made the mistake of asking a question once, she basically said you know nothing, use your knowledge, and learned concepts to figure it out.

    When I dropped off my Physical last summer, I called ahead so I could hand deliver it,*** told me she would be there all afternoon. When I arrived she was out of the office, but the Lab person *** was in the office. She snapped "next time why don't you call ahead!!" That was my first impression it never improved.

    The lab instructors teach and validate by different standards, it can be confusing at first. The lab director should have better organization over that. We all realize each facility has different protocols and policies, but for validation and the first time we are learning something it should be simple. We can learn different techniques at clinical or at orientation, etc.

    I'm sure her job is hard and she does a decent job, but why can't she do it without eating her young?

    Lab validations are a lot less stressful after you start clinicals and realize tests are more important.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on May 7, '12 : Reason: names/initials removed
  3. by   dbs412
    😳 this sounds daunting....... Thanks for explaining.
  4. by   ORnurseCT
    Was last night LPN orientation?
  5. by   neverknow
    Yes. The LPN orientation was the other day.. it ws very informative
  6. by   ORnurseCT
    We were in the class next door
  7. by   mattfd37
    Just graduated so if you have any questions I can hopefully answer some.
  8. by   dbs412
    i can't believe it's only 2 months away!!:uhoh21:
  9. by   neverknow
    I am very excited to find out what semester I will start.The LPN were not notified who starts when yet.
  10. by   ntbk
    I will be starting this fall at GWCC. Has anyone heard anything about what type of shoe we are required to wear? Or anything about stethoscopes? I wasn't sure if I missed this info or if they just haven't said anything yet about it. Thanks!
  11. by   mattfd37
    You should have white shoes(some girls had crocks but most had sneakers) and buy whatever scope you want. Littmanns is fine. I have an Ultrascope which I think is better but don't go overboard and spend $190 because there's always the possiblity you might forget it at clinical and it will never be found again. Stick with a $80-$100 max. And you will find there, that the information tree has a few branches missing.
  12. by   ntbk
    Thank you for your help mattfd37 and congratulations, by the way, on your graduation!
  13. by   ORnurseCT
    Matt any advice for 201? How many students did you lose?