Wow. I've heard the wait-lists are awful here in Colorado. All in all, the points plan is good, to get the best and brightest to be RN's, though the "experience" part would knock me out of the running.
I moved out here from Indiana, and my mother-in-law just became an RN there. There were only a couple of programs in the area, and if you didn't get an A in EVERY pre-requisite, you couldn't get into the Nursing program core, so the points scale here is still easy compared to that.
National American University (www.national.edu
) is starting a new ADN program soon, similar "points" style of admissions acceptance, combining pre-requisite grades and test scores.
Denver School of Nursing (www.denverschoolofnursing.org
) has primarily testing-based acceptance (you take the TEAS, and must score 70% or higher in each category).
Concorde Career Institute (www.concorde.edu/denver
) is the simplest program to get into in all of Colorado - take the NET (Nursing Entrance Test), and the highest 30 scores per semester have seats, so quite competitive.
Of course, these programs are significantly more expensive, but waiting 6 months longer would cost the difference in lost RN wages.
Oh, and SandDollar - http://www.frontrange.edu/FRCCTempla...C7.aspx?id=187
found this site... you've probably already seen it, but if not, it's FRCC's Westminster Nursing page (quite bare, don't you think?)
Anywayz, hope this helps out... keep on keeping on!