welcome to allnurses!!!
i am very familar with jcc nursing program. i applied 2 yrs in a row and did not get in. i am gonna try to answer some of your questions.
-in order to be competative at the jcc. you need to complete your prerequisted before applying to the nursing program.you can apply but chances are you will not get in until you have most of them complete. ap 1& 2, math 070, psy150, dev psy 241, eng 110 &112 and a few other are prerequites are required to get in the program. they are listed in the adn nursing curriculum because back in the day, you could get right in the nursing program and take those classes as you take the nursing classes. so if i were you i would start taking those classes this fall. i think its gonna take you at least 1.5 yrs to complete all your prerequisites on a part-time basis or 1 yrs plus summer school full-time. also you must get a-b's to be competative at jcc.
-you have to take the hobet which is a nursing entrance test and score high on it. the cut off is 60% but to be competative, i think you need to score 70-80%.
-jcc is very competative and have 300-500 students who apply each year for 60 slots( told this by my counselor 2 yrs ago!). so people who have all their prequistes done and have high hobet scores get in first. jcc does not have a waiting list. you either get in or reapply next year.
-i advise you to go ahead and try to sign up for a cna class now because they fill up quickly.
-i think that you should look at all the nursing programs
in the area and applying to them in the future as well. don't get discouraged if it takes you 2-3 years to get in a local nursing program. its just kinda happens that way. you live in a very saturated area to try to get into nursing schools.
- try to pick at least 2 other colleges. don't be like me and apply to 8. yes 8!
i almost lost it trying to fullfill all the other school requirements. also try wilson community college, sampson community, central carolina community college. they are quite a distance away but just in case you can't get into johnston, you will have an alternative.
bottom line. keep plugging away at the classes and try to make good grades. in the end i got my rn in a totally non-traditional way. i got accepted into central carolina community college lpn program in 2006 and finished in 2007. i immediately enrolled in excelsior college virtual college in albany ny . i studied for 8 nursing test and took them at the pearson vue learning center in raleigh. i had to complete a 2.5 day clinical in utica ny and was then allowed to take the nclex rn.
good luck to you and pm me if you want to know more.