Gaston College PN Program - page 3
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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
- 0Apr 3, '11 by VioletKaliLPNBe 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.
- 1Apr 3, '11 by kaylen26Thanks 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.
- 1Apr 4, '11 by NCstudentnurse715Quote from kaylen26I'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.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.
- 0Apr 5, '11 by NCstudentnurse715I 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!