Hi Linzay02- not a problem
The hospitals that GC was in contract with included Scripps and Kaiser for the clinical rotations (however, do keep in mind that contracts with hospitals may be tentative- this is likely true with all colleges for various reasons); there are more facilities (including Sharp, UCSD, Alvarado, etc.) available during preceptorship which vary according to the spots available as all the schools
compete for these spots each year. As far as administrative issues, I really did not feel that I had any. In fact, they were very good about sending out emails reminding you that you need to update our BLS or immunizations and whenever I emailed them I received a response that same day. I am not sure as to the details of the problems that you have had with the administration, but I can tell you from my personal experience that as a student of their program I did not have any issues.
Make sure to continue volunteering in the hospital setting, especially in one that you may want to begin your career in. That will look great on your resume in the long-run, and if you are sure you want to become a nurse you may want to consider working as a nurses aide in the hospital+floor that you are interested in. Several of my colleagues were hired at places they worked at previously (i.e. telemetry, ER, psych) because 1) they already knew the nurse manager, 2) were able to prove during their employment there that they will be a great employee by working hard (that also means that if you are not a good employee they will see that as well!) and 3) they have already formed rapport with the staff and have a working knowledge of the floor, equipment, policies & procedures, etc.
Did you receive a bachelor's degree in Bio? Have you looked into the accelerated BSN program at Cal State San Marcos? Due to the Magnet status of hospitals such as Scripps and Sharp (which means that hiring preference is given to BSN-prepared nurses) it will be beneficial for you to set your goal at obtaining a bachelor's degree in nursing. I included some links to help you determine if this is an option for you:
Accelerated BSN program at CSUSM (for those with a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing discipline):
American Association of Colleges of Nursing for non-nursing college graduates:
know that was a lot of info, but I hope that helps and good luck!