Joliet Junior College or BSN program? - page 2

Hello, I am hoping someone can give me some advice. I want to attend the nursing program at JJC. I am registered to begin taking pre-req's at JJC this summer. I met with a counselor at JJC today and... Read More

  1. by   determined_30
    blue cat how would you suggest studying for the teas test and gen bio?
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    hello, i am hoping someone can give me some advice. i want to attend the nursing program at jjc. i am registered to begin taking pre-req's at jjc this summer. i met with a counselor at jjc today and feel like i did not get the direction i need. a little about me: i have a certificate in surgical technology from triton college, 1992. have not worked in the or for about 10 yrs and have been a stay at home mom for the past 5 1/2 yrs. i got divorced last august and am hoping to get into nursing school so that i can become an rn and be able to provide for myself and my children.

    i am currently registered for eng 101 (summer), fall: math 094, nutrition, sociology, speech. the counselor told me the only course from my cst that would count is my psych, so i will still need psych 215 when it is available. she told me i should contact the director of the science dept to ask if i can skip bio 151 and take bio 250 once i complete my math course. i was hoping that my prior education would give me something toward these, but i am pretty much starting fresh.

    i have been reading a lot of messages on this board about how difficult it is to get accepted into the jjc nursing program and that has me very concerned. i really only have 3 yrs, maybe 4, that i can attend school full-time so i'm concerned that once i complete my pre-req's, i may not be accepted into the jjc nursing program. i am not sure how long it would take to get in. the counselor told me it takes 3 1/2 yrs to complete it there. so i am wondering if a better approach would be to attend a bsn program where it will take 4 yrs, but i will definitely be a nurse after 4 yrs. i would prefer to go thru an adn program and then continue on to a bsn later. i need to have some control over how long this process will take. i'm afraid i will spend the time getting my pre-req's out of the way only to find that i can't get accepted to the jjc nursing program for a few years. is that possible?

    i appreciate any input. i am overwhelmed and can't seem to get a straight, helpful answer from the jjc counselor. i have no idea how i will do any of this. it's hard enough in itself just being a mom to twins or returning to school at 40 yrs old. i have no idea how i can do both. i really want to use the next 2-3 yrs to get an education that will allow me a career and not just a "job". i don't want to start all of this only to find out that i won't be able to complete it within 3 yrs.

    blue cat