Quote from Reese17
Hello, This is my first post. I was wondering if anyone out there is currently enrolled in the nursing program at South Suburban College in South Holland or if you have graduated from the program? I have a few questions my counselor cant seem to answer.
I got my non RN associates from SSC, (was on the xc running team the year before they cancelled it, we won all regional for a couple of years).
Anyhow, the RN program at SSC is somewhat notorious, not all of the professors and so on but, it has a rep.
Maybe I can help you?
Feel free to make it a pm.
Oh, I initially wanted to become an RN when I first became a CNA at SSC in 1989 but, I waited for quite a few years, when I went back to become a full time student in 1998-2000 at SSC I realized that the pre-reqs were all full so in the time it took me to complete two full years for my regular Associates in Allied Health I still had not completed the pre-reqs to get into the nursing program.
The cut off for applying for the next fall is real early and you must be done with ALL the pre-reqs so it would have taken an extra year for me to start the RN program, making it a four year Associate RN.
So, I took my Associate credits and transfered to a four year univeristy, changed my major, a couple of times, and in the end got a BA in Sociology with a minor in Psychology and the Associates with a Biology major, (in allied health). I discovered a masters entry to nursing program along the way while my major was changed to pre-med and I am now six months away from the graduation date for my msn generalist degree.
Some women I know who graduated from SSC with their ADN were very on the spot and SOOO focused to meet the deadlines and to come back the next year if they didn't...it was FAR too cutthroat and competitive of a nursing student life for me.
Gen-we all have different routes and interests....before I started at my current university I was accepted and has a post-bacc seat at Prairie State College for their RN, I really LIKE PSC over SSC nursing program ANY day!! This is because of the dean and the program but, in total honestly I haven't spoken with anyone at SSC nursing program about anything in 20 months,