I graduated from JJC & I think it prepared me very well to become a RN. They are currently finishing their new nursing building which will be awesome for incoming students because it's going to be set-up with sim labs and suppose to be more organized. When I went, our classes were spread out throughout the school and we had a Sim man but he was in a room not really set up right for what we were doing. Anyway, don't be fooled into thinking that the program will be easier because it's an ADN. It is very hard and they will push you until you almost fail - quite a few of our classmates did fail, by the end of the program we lost almost half of our class.
You have to finish your pre-req's before you get in & they obviously pay special attention to your sciences but english as well! Same for the Teas test. English is a MAJOR factor when they look at your %'s. They say you need a 75% or higher on Teas but I don't know anyone who got in who had lower than a 90 but that might have just been our group.
I have friends who went to USF, Lewis, and Loyola also and it seems to be the same complaints no matter where you go - the programs "unorganized", the teachers are "demanding and crazy", the workload is "ridiculous", and you have absolutely NO LIFE. As far as JJC goes, look at their Nclex pass rate
. And remember, JJC takes the exact same test as any BSN program. AND you pay about 3/4 less in tuition. I got my ADN and am now working on my BSN online and will STILL be spending less on tuition and come out debt free since I paid my way as I went. I've been working at the same hospital for years and let me tell you, JJC graduates have the best reputation as compared to certain university grads. Just sayin.
Hope all this babbling helps. Good luck!!