JCC vs U of L

  1. Hello everyone!
    I am currently a 23 year old student at U of L and have my tuition paid for by working for UPS at night. I have been in school since 2003, and have JUST decided on Nursing. If I continue to keep going at this rate, I may be done in 2012 (including upper division). My problem is that I'm worried about keeping my GPA up for acceptance into the Upper Division, science and math aren't my best subjects. Also, my husband is done with school and we're wanting a home but my 20 hr work week doesn't cut it for that.

    My question is, should I continue with U of L's BSN program or transfer to JCC for the ADN, start work with that, and go back for BSN with tuition assistance from them? I've heard a lot about the unorganization of JCC. I would really appreciate the advice!

    Thanks in advance!

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  3. by   BBFRN
    As a current U of L grad student, who had an awful experience with JCC, I would personally advise you to stay at U of L.

    JCC screwed up my financial aid, my course schedule, and my admissions process. They had some great general ed instructors, thought (I can't speak to the nursing instructors, because I left after the 1st semester). I've had no administration issues with U of L so far, and the faculty is outstanding.

    But, if you do find that 4 continuous years of college doesn't fit into your life right now, your best bet would definitely be to go ahead and get your ASN. You might want to look into other programs (Ivy Tech is a great school), though.

    Good luck to you!
  4. by   Katali
    Thanks so much for the advice. After some thought, I think I'm going to stick with U of L. My husband is supporting me with every step, and I've been at it this long so I want that 4 year.. well, 8 year degree

    Thanks again!
  5. by   BBFRN
    Yay! Well, maybe I'll see you there.

    I had to go from LPN-ASN-BSN, etc., and would have gone straight through if I could have. I'm so glad you're able to go straight through. You've been in school this long, you might as well forge ahead. Since U of L is a nursing research center, you'll find a lot more opportunities there that you might not find elsewhere in the area. If you need any help with your studies, I'd be glad to help in any way I can. I'm not so good at regular Math, but can help with stats & everything else. Good luck to you!

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