I am going to be taking some nursing pre-requisites this fall and I am curious about schools in my area. I am looking into Norwalk CC, Bridgeport Hospital school of nursing and Gateway CC. I would love to hear what people think of these schools- also any info on admissions (what GPA do you need to get in) and difficulty of program (how much time do you spend studying outside of class/ lab and clinical)?? I want to understand as much as I can because I have two small children (4 and 1) and I am planning to do this in the evening starting in fall of 2007. I am also curious about what type of job opportunities new grad's have- is it possible to get part time or day shift? I am not sure how 2nd shift or overnight works with children.