Wake Tech or JCC? (2nd degree student)

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    I'm currently attending Ohio State Univ but will be moving back home with my parents after receiving my BS in Human Nutrition. I hope to attend either JCC or Wake Tech to become an RN through their ADN program. Ideally I would be attending an ABSN program, but my GPA is only a 3.0 so I am setting my sights a little lower on just a regular RN degree.

    Does anyone know how to check transfer credits to either of these schools? Such as an online site? Or would my best bet just be sending my transcript and inquiring? I have taken ALL of the classes that are pre-reqs for a nursing degree so I would really like to just jump on in to the nursing program and get started with the rest of my life!

    Has anyone attended Wake Tech or JCC for the ADN program? What were your experiences like? Were any of you 2nd degree students?

    Thanks

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    Welcome back to NC!
    I've done all of my coursework through JCC. The main difference in the two schools in regards to the ADN acceptance process, I believe, is that Wake Tech has an actual waiting list. JCC actually uses a testing method for acceptance. They have potential ADN students take a TEAS test, then use that score in addition to a points system from your GPA from the pre-req classes. Then the points are used in a ranking system against the other students you test against. One other thing that is required from JCC is that you are CNA I certified...not sure if Wake Tech has the same requirement. JCC's website is johnsoncc.edu. Good luck!!!
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    Wake Tech does not have an actual waiting list. They accept students spring and fall, which can be nice. It's points for either school. WTCC requires more core classes (patho, micro, nutrition) than JCC. JCC has your TEAS score add into the points for the total, WTCC if you make above a certain score on the TEAS you get 50 points for your total. I am a second degree student and got into both this fall. 200 points for WTCC (missing patho and micro) and 121 points for JCC (had everything completed). Check out the websites/got to an information session (JCC is nice cause I could do that online but WTCC when I did it I had to go in person). You must actually have a CNA class for both with certificate (no challenging the exam).
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    Thanks for the helpful info! Do you happen to have an email for nursing admissions at JCC where I could send some questions I've thought of recently?

    Also, what does it mean by no challenging the exam? I've seen that on various websites... does it just mean I don't have to take the exam?
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    I recall the online info session on JCC's website telling me some email contacts. No you take the exam, you just need an approved class before you take it (the cram classes don't count).
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    I took mine through a community college so I knew it would transfer to whereever I wanted to go. There are some private schools around as well that offer it but when I looked, they were way more expensive.
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    Don't be too turned off either by the extra classes at WTCC...most of the bsn completion programs I have looked into require some or all of them. I figured easier to get some out of the way now before I start having to balance more work/family/etc stresses along with school work. I haven't decided which I'm going to attend yet.
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    Actually, Wake Tech does NOT have a waiting list. You must apply every year, the same as JCC. The difference in Wake Tech is they accept applications for the Fall and Spring and JCC only accepts for the Fall. The only except is if you've had NUR 111 (the first clinical course) somewhere else, you can test out of this class and possibly enter as an Advanced entry student in the spring; but you had to have had that first class somewhere else.
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    Quote from NaturalNurse2b
    Actually, Wake Tech does NOT have a waiting list. You must apply every year, the same as JCC. The difference in Wake Tech is they accept applications for the Fall and Spring and JCC only accepts for the Fall. The only except is if you've had NUR 111 (the first clinical course) somewhere else, you can test out of this class and possibly enter as an Advanced entry student in the spring; but you had to have had that first class somewhere else.
    Hi Naturalnurse2b,
    I just recently had to withdraw from wson in durham due to personal reasons and I was also unhappy with the program, however I did finish the first semester and half of the second semester (which both involved clinical teaching) however after reading your post which school were you referring to allows you to enter as an advanced entry student? wtcc or jcc? also do you/did you attend either of these schools? Any insight or advice you could give me?
    thanks alot!
    carolina'sfinest
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    JCC student here. I found JCC much easier to communicate with. WTCC was hard to get answers from (hard to find a "live" person to talk to, and I always seemed to just miss the info sessions; at least JCC has that online. I wanted an ABSN but I did not have human A&P (bio degree: comparative anatomy and animal phy). I am now a 2nd year student and I like the program at JCC, but have nothing to compare it with.
    Good Luck!!!!
    Last edit by mmc51264 on Oct 10, '11 : Reason: added something


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