I'll tell you this, the admissions game is freaking crazy for nursing. It's going to be impacted whereever you go, and it's tough to get it.
The best CSU for nursing, as I've been told by many, is CSU Long Beach. There's no waiting list there. They take you if you have excellent grades and if you have good recommendations. But, you can only apply twice.
Other CSU's like LA are easier to get into, but aren't as prestigeous. I guess the best thing I can tell you is to make sure you call the school and let them know you're interested so you can see if your credits transfer. Also find out what they want, like recommendations, volunteer hours, just good grades? Because they differ with schools. Sometimes the pre-reqs are different with different schools. It'll always be A&P, Micro, and English, but some schools require nutrition, and other things as well.
I hope this sheds at least a little bit of light, but I do know that since you're out of state, that the counselors can help you more since things are different when it comes to transfering from out of state (my cousin is doing the same thing).
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Thanks for the response, sdmommie.
My only preferences are BSN program in So. Cal. and probably a CSU. Any help really is appreciated.