JCCC RN Program

  1. Congrats to all that were accepted to JCCC RN Program.

    For those that didn't....I know how you feel.

    Does anyone know how the interview works? I just feel that it is hard to get to know someone with the questions they ask. What is a good answer?

    I guess I'm just beating myself up today. Oh well, there's always LPN.

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    Joined: Mar '05; Posts: 4
    RN - Oncology

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  3. by   danfif
    Don't be beating yourself up because you didn't make the cut at JCCC, as I told Tember on another post, there are guite alot of RN programs to choose from in the Greater KC area, or as you said, you could go the LPN route.

    I choose to go LPN, then RN, and I think that when the time comes for me to interview for an RN program that my Med/Surg experience in one of the largest hospitals in the city, will be of great help in getting into one of those coveted spots, or at least I hope so.

    But for you now, just look at the options, and go forward, don't sit there and beat yourself up too bad anyway.

    Hang in there!
    Dan
  4. by   VeryPlainJane
    Are you kidding me? Do you know how many nursing programs there are in KC? So you can't get into JCCC so you will become a LPN? The same amount of time you would spend at JCCC or KCKCC you can get a BSN at KU, St. Lukes, Research Hosp. What is your GPA? If its 3.6 or higher you can get into KCKCC or if you know someone that lives KCK county and will let you use their address and you make make better then a 3.2 your a shoe in. They take 100 students a year. Expand your sights!
  5. by   hillaryd
    Quote from VeryPlainJane
    So you can't get into JCCC so you will become a LPN? The same amount of time you would spend at JCCC or KCKCC you can get a BSN at KU, St. Lukes, Research Hosp.
    He is most likely referring to the 2-year RN (AAS) program, not the LPN program (10 month). Since when does KU have a BSN program that is less than 2 years? I thought all bachelor's degrees were a minimum of 3 years.

    There's nothing wrong with having a community college be your first choice. I spent 2 years at KSU and hated it. Also, you have to consider that money-wise not everyone can afford a university. That's why I chose JCCC; I have kids to feed and that wasn't going to happen at $5000 a semester for 4 years!
  6. by   VeryPlainJane
    Quote from hillaryd
    He is most likely referring to the 2-year RN (AAS) program, not the LPN program (10 month). Since when does KU have a BSN program that is less than 2 years? I thought all bachelor's degrees were a minimum of 3 years.

    There's nothing wrong with having a community college be your first choice. I spent 2 years at KSU and hated it. Also, you have to consider that money-wise not everyone can afford a university. That's why I chose JCCC; I have kids to feed and that wasn't going to happen at $5000 a semester for 4 years!
    To go threw KCKCC and JCCC you have 4 sems. and no nursing classes in the summer, two years and then you add on the pre req time..and its about the same...St. Lukes if you sign an agreement with them to work for them for two years they will pay your last year.
  7. by   KnarfKS
    Hey, I'm in the JCCC program right now.

    With your question about the interviews...they are basically worthless. An instructor told me they were trying to phase them out. I completely blew my interview off and just showed up and joked with the interviewer. JCCC was my 2nd choice, I planned to go to washburn, but they lost my transcripts :angryfire , but after being in the JCCC program I really like it.

    BTW, you won't even get an inteview unless you have the majority of your prereq's done so it really is more like a 3 year degree.
  8. by   blondegenes
    I don't recommend KCKCC. You might be able to get in without a waiting list, on a low GPA, and the price is right, but there are a few other things you will want to consider.

    Consider that they perfer that you have all of your prereqs out of the way before you get into the program. That's another year right there.
    Consider that it's actually the clinical experience of a four year program crammed into two. It's extremely difficult to carry the usual lecture/clinical coursework and ANY other elective that is required, due to the tremendous workload and spontaneously scheduled ordeals that you are required to showup for. Good luck finding a job that is THAT flexible that they will accommodate an unknown clinical schedule (until the very last minute) and last minute scheduled items.

    We were NEVER allowed to see our scantrons (the form you enter the answers for exam questions). In fact the administrators absolutely refused to show proof of our actual grades.

    Unlike other nursing programs where they put instructors on either side of the lecture hall, allow you only a pen (so you can't change your answer) the original test form and a blank sheet of paper. Even though they go over the test, they NEVER correct the scantrons.

    You watch your GPA deteriorate so badly (in part due to the fact that they refuse to correct scantrons). Some students lost scholarships due to that fact. They overwhelm you, especially in Med/Surg that many 4.0 students actually had to drop their jobs to maintain just a bottom C.

    Although students have actually had to obtain attorneys to gain access to their scantrons to prove that they actually passed a particular semester, the nursing program still continues this practice.

    The real downside is that, once you're in the program and you want to transfer out of it, (and believe me, you will) you can't because of your deteriorated GPA. Your only recourse is to drop, take other courses to boost your GPA and get on a waiting list for another college. Be aware, too, that you can only drop while you have a C,,,otherwise it's counted as a "fail".

    Mistakes have been made in which students were granted points on quizes or extra credit only to have them taken away and the instructors and administrators "don't make mistakes", even though you have it in writing,,,they won't rectify that either. In those cases the students were failed by one or two points which would have been covered by the actual points that were taken away.

    Some students have had to repeat a semester only to be told partway through that they actually did pass the first time. All too late to get back with their original group.

    And please be keenly aware that KCKCC has had nursing students commit suicide while in that nursing program. Draw your own conclusions.

    Bottom line is, if you can't tolerate a ton of pressure and unrealistic demands, don't sign up for this program.
  9. by   WDWpixieRN
    Quote from blondegenius
    And please be keenly aware that KCKCC has had nursing students commit suicide while in that nursing program. Draw your own conclusions.
    Ohmigod!! You've got to be KIDDING?!?! A place this horrible sounds like it needs new management or shut down completely!! How awful!!

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