When I called the college that my daughter plans to attend, they told me #1) there is a waiting list, however it is not first come-first served. They do favor higher GPA's. 2) she has to take 3 general study classes before they will even consider (biology, A&P 1, psychology) ;and 3) there is a shortage not only of nurses, but nursing instructors. I was RECRUITED my alma mater to go through their BSN program because "there is a shortage of nursing instructors". They want us back for their BSN-MSN program so we will come teach!
Here is some food for thought! The average graduate can get 1 year of hospital experience and go traveling making >$75,000 a year (with an ASN)! The average nursing instructor has a MSN or PhD and makes $45,000-$60,000. Why bother? It is a viscious little food chain, and pretty soon the major link of instructor is going to be extinct, thus causing an even greater nursing shortage!