JJC 2013 Spring Nursing Applicants ? - page 5

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Hello - this is my very first time posting a new topic, hopefully I'm doing this correctly. Just wanted to see if there are any ladies/gentlemen out there applying into the nursing program for the Spring 2013 semester. We... Read More


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    Quote from PurplePRN
    How do you get all this great info? LOL! Thanks for sharing!

    I'm actually not worried about it anymore. I had a life event happen in the last couple weeks that really put things into perspective. So either way, I'll accept what it is with grace. Okay.......so I will be a bit let down if I don't get in, but, not laying in bed crying all day depressed like I may have been three weeks ago. I know I'll be an excellent nurse, and I will get there one way or another.
    Sorry to hear. I hope everything is ok! I agree...I am super excited and on edge to find out, but more of "the answer." I just want to know if I am in or not. I will definitely be a nurse and whenever my time is, for acceptance, will be my time. I will be bummed if I don't get in this round, but I refuse to beat myself up over it. I studied my butt off, took all the practice tests and even had days where I did not do things with my husband and kids in order for me to prepare the best I could. I have a family to take care of; I will keep my head up and keep moving forward.
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    I talked to Luna because I also have been stalking my email and I just want to know. I will be overjoyed to get in but it won't be the end of the world for me because I am excited about the classes I picked for next semester. Either way I figure it will work out. The hardest part about not getting in will be taking that teas test again, it stressed me out being full-time and studying for the teas. I did go to St Francis and they said I must take Statistics, Soc 101 and a computers class in order to get in their program. So even when i finish JJC Nursing program those classes have to be complete in order to get BSN so heck I figure either way I am not losing time and if i don't get in JJC the second time I will be ready for the St Francis program.
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    So how is everyone doing today? We are one day closer to knowing what our future holds for us.

    Has anyone else completed ALL of the pre-req classes, like micro, speech, soc, all of these yet? By the end of this semseter, I will have finished them all. I keep wondering, what should I do if I don't make it in. If this is your situation too, have you contemplated taking the CNA class to get your foot in the door or would it just be a waste? Just curious - I feel a little confused, probably more emotionally than anything.
    Last edit by Gstar on Oct 11, '12
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    I'm curious what the difference is between the CNA classes, and Nurs. 140?

    If I weren't to get in, I will take one of those and Statistics next semester.
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    One day closer and still a nervous wreck over here lol! For me, I have all classes completed except Micro. I am in speech now and halfway done. If I do not get in, I will take Micro and probably a course that will go towards my BSN. I am already a CNA so I wouldn't take the CNA course. From reading the description, NURS 140 is basically a class regarding CNA skills (vitals, patient care, standard precautions/isolation, safety, etc). I know JJC doesn't require it in order to get in, but I learned many do like MVCC. One advantage is "getting your feet wet" in the nursing profession. I heard some took the CNA class and then realized they didn't want to do that. I have a friend that said she didn't realize as I nurse she may have to clean a patient that used a bedpan, or on the other hand, didn't make it to a bedpan or commode etc. It turned her off in pursuing an ADN.

    Fingers crossed for all of us that we all receive great news tomorrow and are able to celebrate this weekend with our family and friends for our achievement.
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    Yes, fingers crossed for everyone here too! I SO DO NOT WANT TO WAIT THIS WHOLE WEEKEND TO FIND OUT...! GSTAR, YES, TOTALLY IF I WERE YOU AND YOU DONT MAKE IT, TAKE CNA...
    I HAVE ALL CLASSES COMPLETED... GOOD LUCK EVERYONE, HOPE TOMORROW IS THE DAY
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    Hi y'all.

    I'm a 3rd semester student and let me tell you all.. turn back and run now! Run to the nearest university or other college, anywhere except JJC. This school is skewed in so many ways, and makes us students slaves to their beckon call. They are not there for support, as friendly and warm welcoming as they may seem to you all now- be warned they are not helpful in way and will not help you in your success as a nurse. I do not find it odd that supposably only 100 people applied. After this past year and how students have been screwed and failed- no one wants to promote or even vouche for the school. Having a medical history, background, job helps TONS and is more than likely where you'll learn a lot from. As far as having your CNA v. 140- it is an advantage because you'll basically be taking a 6 week CNA class while taking your nursing 150 class. It's up to you if you rather increase or decrease your workload, and since they have the new 80% rule- I'd opt for as little workload as possible. Keep in mind, I am not a bitter student or one that has always had this view but once you're in the program I hope you all understand. Be prepared to be in meds, more than most of our class is on anxiety and attention controling meds. I feel terrible for the the wrong and betrayed image this school imposes on people. It is not all rainbows and butterflies like they say.. so hopefully you'll take this with a grain of salt and really beware the ides of JJC! If you have questions or concerns I'm more than welcome to help!! good luck to you all!!
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    Quote from SweetHomeChicago
    Hi y'all.

    I'm a 3rd semester student and let me tell you all.. turn back and run now! Run to the nearest university or other college, anywhere except JJC. This school is skewed in so many ways, and makes us students slaves to their beckon call. They are not there for support, as friendly and warm welcoming as they may seem to you all now- be warned they are not helpful in way and will not help you in your success as a nurse. I do not find it odd that supposably only 100 people applied. After this past year and how students have been screwed and failed- no one wants to promote or even vouche for the school. Having a medical history, background, job helps TONS and is more than likely where you'll learn a lot from. As far as having your CNA v. 140- it is an advantage because you'll basically be taking a 6 week CNA class while taking your nursing 150 class. It's up to you if you rather increase or decrease your workload, and since they have the new 80% rule- I'd opt for as little workload as possible. Keep in mind, I am not a bitter student or one that has always had this view but once you're in the program I hope you all understand. Be prepared to be in meds, more than most of our class is on anxiety and attention controling meds. I feel terrible for the the wrong and betrayed image this school imposes on people. It is not all rainbows and butterflies like they say.. so hopefully you'll take this with a grain of salt and really beware the ides of JJC! If you have questions or concerns I'm more than welcome to help!! good luck to you all!!
    I think it was stated that there were 100 less, not 100 total. In asking the difference between 140 and the CNA course, I meant the courses themselves. Like, for 140, do you have to take all the CNA clinical time in addition to the nursing clinical time? And could you feasibly sit for the CNA after 140? And by 80%.........what does that mean? You didn't read our posts well, you have spelling errors, lack of commas, and your ability to communicate your thoughts isn't great. I'd assume that maybe you're a poor student? And that could be why you are upset? Where are all the other upset students? Why aren't they posting? I will take what you have to say with a grain of salt. (I know what your intent was in using that phrase, but you used it improperly.) I think jumping on here and causing a great amount of anxiety for people who are already on the edge, and stealing our joy and anticipation is rotten. I have a friend who completed this program two years ago. She said it was difficult, but doable. She has never told me to attend another school. I'm sorry you are having such a difficult time, and I hope things improve for you. But excuse us if we view your post critically. Now, if five students were on here giving us specifics, that might be something else. But with a 95% pass rate on the NCLEX..........I find it hard to believe that JJC leaves you unprepared for nursing.

    If you'd like to fill us in on specifics on why the program is so terrible, that would be more helpful. Also, if you could gather more individuals to share their thoughts, that would be helpful too. But it would be silly of us to "run to another program" based on one individuals assessment.
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    Sorry, for the misreading but none the less that is a LARGE amount of people. You could have simply stated the specifics in knowing the difference between the two courses. You do not have CNA clinical time in addition to your RN clinical time. You can't sit for the CNA test, but they do test you in the program. Obviously, the school does not tell you much about the program and that explains why no one knows about the 80% rule. I'll break it down, so you understand- your semester is 1000 points, say 750 of those points are tests/quizzes, and the other 250 is papers. With that 750 points, you have to have an 80% in order to pass the semester, in addition- pass with an 80%. So you can fail by having a 79% testing average, but still get an 81% as an overall grade. Get it? You pass on the account that you pass the entire course with >80%, and test/quizzes >80%. Considering I wrote the message at 318am, while working fulltime, going to school, and having a family. I didn't know this site needed to have pristine grammar. Your assumption of me being a poor student (afterall, I'm in the program) therefore would be wrong. Unfortunately, I have not the slightest idea if other students come on here and share their experience nor do I have control of making them do so. If you'd like to hear their opinions, I can bet if you walk down the hall and ask if they like the program, are enjoying it, and getting all they can out of it- people will talk and express their opinions. Your friend obviously, completing it 2 years ago, has been out of the JJC network for awhile. And things were much better then, I have friends that graduated then. In 4th semester, they ask students to come down and talk to the 1st semester students- they had no one volunteer to do it. Why? Because people are unhappy with the program. I, again, did not do thise to upset, anxiety induce, steal your joy, or ruin your idea of what lies ahead just wanted to let you know the cold facts and allow people to really take into perspective if this is their primary choice.
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    For me, I don't really care what the program is like, as long as I leave with my RN. 80% is fine with me - I've never had below an A anyways, so it doesn't bother me they have this requirement. The info you gave was no different than the pressure I already have on myself, the pressure WE ALL have on ourselves just to simply make it into the program. We're always worried about our grades in regular psych and biology classes along with balancing work/family and everything else.
    Thank you for your input SweetHomeChicago, but I'm certainly not running to another school just because someone told me to.

    Again, good luck to all of you out there. Hopefully we will get our letters today, but well, that would be too easy now wouldn't it? It wouldn't be any fun if we didn't wait all weekend for our results.
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