To be a CA RN these days, going the BSN route is your best bet, that's going to 4 years, is the fastest. It means brushing up on your math and chem and stats skills and understand anatomy/physiology.
I don't mean to be a downer, but I have had several friends going from various liberal arts degree (psych, business, arts etc) into the harder sciences required of the nursing degree and they are finding tough to keep up. It's not an easy path for sure, but it can be done with lots of extra studying and dedication and determination.
Yes, you will find most nursing programs
are impacted and many with long waiting list. The trade-off of those nursing course with little to no waiting are very expensive, but the course outline is still the same sciences. But not sure of LATTC, I know a couple of friends who got in there, but you need or should have some of your your hard sciences done to get in.
I know of several males nurses that have gotten hired. It helps also that you can probably lift patients. You have a definite plus of being bilingual too.
Have you ventured into the CA nursing program topics? Good luck in your new adventure!