Gaston College PN Program - page 3

by NCstudentnurse715

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Did anyone else apply to Gaston College for fall 2011? I spoke with admissions and was told that they had over 250 applicants for 80 spots. Also, I was originally told that letters were going out at the end of March. Now they are... Read More


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    Dragonfly did you apply to the PN program as well?
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    You will know it is the acceptance letter because it will come in a HUGE envelope which has your form for physicals, finger prints, and back ground checks.
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    Well i hope they send them out soon. I think the mail man is getting tired of meeting me everyday at the mail box.
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    Quote from VioletKali
    You will know it is the acceptance letter because it will come in a HUGE envelope which has your form for physicals, finger prints, and back ground checks.
    Thank You!! Now I will know what to look for
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    Be prepared for a full time job of school.

    You will be in class 8-3:00pm each day, you do not get to pick schedules for class or clinicals, they assign them for you. Be prepared for this. You will be expected to pre read and study at least another few hours after that, so your day will be long.

    You cannot miss too many days, missing a certain amount of days leads to failure. Do not come late, the door will be shut and you are not allowed in until break.

    Have RELIABLE child care if you have children, I do not, because leaving will count against your absence record.

    This is something that is not easy "just" because it is an LPN program.


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    Thanks for the heads up! My number one cheerleader is my husband and no matter what schedule I may get (Day or Evening), he's willing to work around which is great If I get in the program that is, I am well prepared to put in work and study be beyond my best. If I don't get in I'm prepared to keep working and finish up some more pre reqs and apply to the some more programs.
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    Quote from kaylen26
    Thanks for the heads up! My number one cheerleader is my husband and no matter what schedule I may get (Day or Evening), he's willing to work around which is great If I get in the program that is, I am well prepared to put in work and study be beyond my best. If I don't get in I'm prepared to keep working and finish up some more pre reqs and apply to the some more programs.
    I'm right there with you Kaylen26! At our house, we mapped out plan A, B, C & D lol! We have been here and there and he knows how important this is not only to me but to our family (we have a 5 year old). I have been through ALOT but nothing compared to how hard nursing school will be. I should have done this a long time ago but I doubted myself. The majority of my friends are RNs and 2 are NPs. I have been a cna, medication technician, phlebotomist, OB tech, CMA, and even left surg tech school to go into nursing. I have 2 associate degrees (medical assisting and general education -thank goodness from the local community college) and almost everything transferred. I have an overall 3.62 but after this semester should be much higher (making straight As currently). I am fully ready to put in 200% into this. I have checked webadvisor and even looked at the schedule and clinical times from fall 2010 to now. I hope this is my time to be accepted, if not I will try again until it is. I hope the best for everyone applying because if it is meant to be it is meant to be. Things do happen for a reason.
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    i am currently in the program, and i will advise that web adviser is not accurate with everything.

    wait to make any plans or adjustments until you go to orientation day, everything is explained there.
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    I understand that Webadvisor is not accurate and none of my plans are set into stone. This was just to get a GENERAL idea and I had already discussed this with BD. I was just only basing this off my previous experiences and I understand that clinical times will vary and that you are assigned clinical times, you don't necessarily choose them. I have experienced this with my clinicals in the OR as well is many other clinical setting from my previous education. I just figured that it would not hurt to have some sort of idea of what was to come but thank you for the advice. Preparation, investigation, and anticipation can always help!
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    where was your or experience at? did you go through a surgical technology program?

    i remember being there too, the anticipation.

    are you from this area, or are you coming from out of town?




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