Quote from suzanne4
If you are just graduating, you can apply for a four year program and then the pre-reqs are included during that time. Sure, to get a place in the actual nursing program is competitive, but if it is something that you really want to do, they you will get it done.
Pre-reqs are different for many programs, so by completing them one place may not qualify you for admission to a different program. If you go in as a freshman into a four year program, you will have better odds of getting into a program for the nursing section.
This is excellent advice, especially the last sentence! Head on over to a university with a good nursing program and talk to an adviser in the nursing department.
Azusa Pacific University has an excellent BSN program. It is a private university so it is costly but there are more financial options at private universities than state colleges and universities.
However, there are also great program at state schools
To find them, go talk to your high school counselor and have her/him find the names of programs in your area.
You are young - please go the BSN route while you are young and unencumbered. ALL college kids have debt.
Good luck! And Best Wishes!