Illinois schools South Suburban College - page 2

I will be doing the nursing program at South Suburban College South Holland,IL near chicago anyone know anything about this Colleges nursing program,adn?... Read More

  1. by   lizzyberry
    Quote from Gennaver
    Hello,
    Have you been accepted yet?

    For me it was much, much easier to get accepted to Prairie St College's program, (first try) due to the time line and pre-reqs and hoops and ladders that SSC makes you jump through.

    I have not really heard wonderful things by former SSC RN graduates about their program, at all.

    However, if you go, you will see a picture outside of the nursing office of some phlebotomy students...I am the tall one with short hair. Got my Associates there in Biology and transferred to St. Xavier then on to the MS entry program at Depaul, (hope to graduate in June).

    Good luck whichever route you choose.
    Gen
    Is depaul univ. really hard? Dont they have the CRNA program there?
  2. by   destined2bCRNA
    I don't go to Depaul, but from what I heard they have an excellent nursing program. From prior research I do think they have the CRNA program, though not downtown... give me a minute- I'll find the link. Okay, here it is: http://webapps.aana.com/AccreditedPr...s.asp?State=IL Do you have dreams of being a CRNA one day too, lizzyette? I know I do :1luvu:
  3. by   lizzyberry
    Quote from destined2bCRNA
    I don't go to Depaul, but from what I heard they have an excellent nursing program. From prior research I do think they have the CRNA program, though not downtown... give me a minute- I'll find the link. Okay, here it is: http://webapps.aana.com/AccreditedPr...s.asp?State=IL Do you have dreams of being a CRNA one day too, lizzyette? I know I do :1luvu:
    Thanks so much for the link it was so helpful. I do really want to go for the CRNA program in the future. I have two small children but by the time I will be ready for that program they will be like 9 and 11 so we'll see. But good luck to you!
  4. by   Melnickovich
    Quote from destined2bCRNA
    I agree with the hurdles... I called there last year to inquire about the program since the catalog doesn't give you much info. After calling 5 times with no reply to my voicemails, I called and got thru one day. When she gave me the list of things required just to apply, I couldn't believe it! Among them was the CNA certification required. When I made a comment to the person on the phone about how a lot of Universities don't even have those requirements (and other colleges as well with far more superior programs and reputations), she had the nerve to tell me that I was mistaken! She said she hasn't heard of any colleges, and definitely no Universities that did not have that requirement. I thanked her for her time and crossed them off my list.

    As of January 1 2007, every ADN program in Chicago has CNA as a prereq. It sucks, I wish I could have applied in fall 06
  5. by   lizzyberry
    Quote from Melnickovich
    As of January 1 2007, every ADN program in Chicago has CNA as a prereq. It sucks, I wish I could have applied in fall 06
    You know it does kinda suck that you have to do the cna program but I enjoyed it and I had two small children that I had to drop off at daycare before school.The CNA program goes by so fast.
  6. by   destined2bCRNA
    Quote from Melnickovich
    As of January 1 2007, every ADN program in Chicago has CNA as a prereq. It sucks, I wish I could have applied in fall 06

    To my understanding after going over my notes from the nursing departments, checking the website just now, and phone conversations from just a month ago, the City Colleges of Chicago (or at least Olive-Harvey, Daley and Kennedy King) does not require CNA certification; and as mentioned earlier I know for a fact, neither does UIC or Rush- both excellent Universities with excellent reputations- and that is as of January 2007.
    Last edit by destined2bCRNA on Apr 27, '07
  7. by   Melnickovich
    Quote from destined2bCRNA
    To my understanding after going over my notes from the nursing departments, checking the website just now, and phone conversations from just a month ago, the City Colleges of Chicago (or at least Olive-Harvey, Daley and Kennedy King) does not require CNA certification; and as mentioned earlier I know for a fact, neither does UIC or Rush- both excellent Universities with excellent reputations- and that is as of January 2007.
    I'm surprised that Daley doesn't have a CNA prereq, I'm sure that will be changing soon. Olive Harvey and Kennedy King aren't accredited programs so I haven't even looked at them. As for Rush and UIC, both excellent programs, but are BSN programs, which don't usually require CNA. I'm only looking for ADN programs so I can be done in 2 years, and have my BSN paid for by whichever hospital I sign on with. It sounds like you have just recently been looking for a program, were you able to find any with spring admissions in Chicagoland area? I am transferring from Malcolm X to South Suburban because they are starting spring and fall admissions in Jan '08, but am still looking for other options.
  8. by   lizzyberry
    Quote from Melnickovich
    I'm surprised that Daley doesn't have a CNA prereq, I'm sure that will be changing soon. Olive Harvey and Kennedy King aren't accredited programs so I haven't even looked at them. As for Rush and UIC, both excellent programs, but are BSN programs, which don't usually require CNA. I'm only looking for ADN programs so I can be done in 2 years, and have my BSN paid for by whichever hospital I sign on with. It sounds like you have just recently been looking for a program, were you able to find any with spring admissions in Chicagoland area? I am transferring from Malcolm X to South Suburban because they are starting spring and fall admissions in Jan '08, but am still looking for other options.
    I am going to South Suburban College right now. There school is really competitive because there are so many students trying to apply with limited seats. Now that they are allowing students every semester thats adds 20 more seats. I hope I get in this Sept. Im still waiting for my letter.
  9. by   Melnickovich
    Quote from lizzyette
    I am going to South Suburban College right now. There school is really competitive because there are so many students trying to apply with limited seats. Now that they are allowing students every semester thats adds 20 more seats. I hope I get in this Sept. Im still waiting for my letter.
    Good luck! I am meeting with a nursing counselor there on Tuesday. If all goes as planned I will be applying this fall for spring '08 admission. I went there yesterday and talked to a regular counselor and he seemed to not know much about the program, so maybe you can help me. As far as prereq's go are A&P 1 and 2 part of them? The catalog says only A&P 1 is a prereq, but the website says both are. Also, on the website Microbio was listed as a prereq, but not in the catalog. So I'm just wondering which one is accurate, the website, or catalogue. Thanks
  10. by   destined2bCRNA
    Quote from Melnickovich
    I'm surprised that Daley doesn't have a CNA prereq, I'm sure that will be changing soon. Olive Harvey and Kennedy King aren't accredited programs so I haven't even looked at them. As for Rush and UIC, both excellent programs, but are BSN programs, which don't usually require CNA. I'm only looking for ADN programs so I can be done in 2 years, and have my BSN paid for by whichever hospital I sign on with. It sounds like you have just recently been looking for a program, were you able to find any with spring admissions in Chicagoland area? I am transferring from Malcolm X to South Suburban because they are starting spring and fall admissions in Jan '08, but am still looking for other options.

    At the time I was looking (March 2006), I had just missed the deadline for Fall admission- I, too was looking for a Spring admission program. Unfortunately, I didn't find any. I only turned my attention to a BSN program because while researching programs I realized that in the same 2 years it would take to complete an ADN, I could complete the BSN. So, it didn't make any sense to do the ADN instead of the BSN as I'll need the BSN for my ultimate goal of being a CRNA. And I didn't know that neither Olive-Harvey or Kennedy King weren't accredited; go figure. My cousin just graduated from Olive-Harvey's nursing program last year, took the NCLEX and had to turn down job offers! Well, you learn something new everyday...
  11. by   lizzyberry
    Quote from Melnickovich
    Good luck! I am meeting with a nursing counselor there on Tuesday. If all goes as planned I will be applying this fall for spring '08 admission. I went there yesterday and talked to a regular counselor and he seemed to not know much about the program, so maybe you can help me. As far as prereq's go are A&P 1 and 2 part of them? The catalog says only A&P 1 is a prereq, but the website says both are. Also, on the website Microbio was listed as a prereq, but not in the catalog. So I'm just wondering which one is accurate, the website, or catalogue. Thanks
    Your talking to the right person. I know almost everything when it comes to prereqs for the rn program at South Sub. I know what u mean it says that ap 1&2 and micro are required on the internet I saw that but really the only thing that is required is(bio102 )ap1, highschool chem, english 101, psych 101 cna cert. and nur101aka med dose. Here is the url that will help you look at this page this is exactly what you need.
    http://www.southsuburbancollege.edu/...dn01degree.htm
  12. by   Reese17
    Hi Lizzyette,

    I have been looking for someone who is attending SSC. Which class are you currently taking? Im working on Chem and A&P I, also hoping to get into the Fall 07 RN program. Maybe we can keep in touch and keep each other updated on whether we get in or not. Good Luck!
  13. by   lizzyberry
    Quote from Reese17
    Hi Lizzyette,

    I have been looking for someone who is attending SSC. Which class are you currently taking? Im working on Chem and A&P I, also hoping to get into the Fall 07 RN program. Maybe we can keep in touch and keep each other updated on whether we get in or not. Good Luck!
    Yeah for sure, did you take the psb yet? I got my results how did you do? My results were ok but not the best. That test was sort of hard they did not give you enough time for the test.

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