Students who took class at jr college

  1. Hi,I'm asian international student here and try to go to jr college to be RN. Can you guys finish nusing education at jr college in 2years?or it took more than 2years? I looked up about school which I'm going to and there are 122 units in 2 years.Is that normal? Also I have to take pre-requisites at begining...It's going to be hard for me. Please tell me your experiences at jr college. I read other thread about nursing jobs in US.It says "Nurses aren't short-handed in US." I'm living in northern CA.Are there many jobs for nurse here?I just worried about it,because I need job after I finish my education. Please give me some advise or tell me your opinions. Thank you.
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  3. by   Bonny619
    122 units in 2 years? I wouldn't even wan to try!
  4. by   Jerri_0913
    I currently go to a technical school were I am in the LPN program. The program I'm in is 2 - 2 1/2 years long (depending on how many credits you want to take). After that they have a LPN - RN program where it is another year. To get into the RN program they have generals to take but those are all covered in the LPN program. I guess for me going to LPN to RN makes more sense. But 112 credits in two years is horrible. That's almost 30 credits a semester...with out summer school. If you do decide to take summer school it might lighten up the load. But I would go crazy pushing myself like that just to get done in two years. Nursing school is very difficult and I couldn't image taking over 18 credits. Do what's best for you and when I mean BEST think about not going crazy!
  5. by   mysterious_one
    even though you are planning to attend a junior college, you also mentioned you have not done any prereqs. I would say you need at least 3 years and that is, if you are accepted into an accelerated ADN program at a Community college right away. My first year doing prereqs I attended summer school, wintermester and maymester to get all my necessary requirements to apply to nursing school.
  6. by   MBARNBSN
    Its going to take you more then two years. I did not start from scratch and I spent an entire year completing my pre-reqs and co-reqs to include this past summer. I was not accepted on my first try and so I have had to wait an additional semester. All said and done it will take me 3 years. However, I will be debt free and finished with all of my RN-BSN co-reqs so I do not care! :spin:
    Last edit by MBARNBSN on Dec 9, '06
  7. by   moongirl
    ADN program, jr college. it took me 1 1/2 years to do the pre reqs and 2 years for the program.
  8. by   kitty catt
    Thank you for your replies,guys.Most of them took over 2 years to finish it. When you at Jr college,you took class every day from morning to evening?If I transfer to university after that,do you guys know how long it's going to take? Please tell me your experience again. Thank you.
  9. by   USCUAmber
    Well I went to a junior college for my freshman year and had to take my pre-reqs also. I was lucky and was able to go to a smaller school from the branch that I now attend. Everything that I took there my freshman year transferred and everything worked out great.
  10. by   bethin
    The college that I was at it was 2 years (less if you did summer school) for pre reqs and one year clinicals for LPN or two years of clinicals for RN. RN you would graduate with an associates. LPN is diploma. But I recently heard that they added alot more pre reqs so it will take longer.
  11. by   NeoNurseTX
    The community colleges around here require a bunch of prereqs before getting in the nursing program, then the actual nursing courses are 2 years... so it's a 2 year degree that will take at least 3 years.

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