Thanks everyone for your responses.
Kristin.love: I'm sticking with VC too, because yes, FH is so expensive! I'm not sure about that tuition reimbursement deal FH has, because I'm reading some negative things in allnurses.com about how it's not guaranteed. Just google Florida Hospital nursing program
on this website lol.
Misscriss90: Unlike a university, which is based on GPA, VC is based on a first come, first serve basis (i.e., I applied in MARCH 2012, and have to wait until JAN. 2014!) But like kristin.love says, I think waiting for VC is worth it. If you don't think cost is a factor, then you can go to FH since they accept quicker.
You can just meet the minimum GPA requirement, and still get in for VC ASN. For VC and UCF, you just need to pass the TEAS test-- having a high score would not affect the likelihood of being admitted.
VC is not competitive because it is a community college, but that does not mean their program is easy! Any nursing school is, once you're enrolled, you have to survive phase 2, which is ENDURING it.
Honestly, I think doing ASN first is better, because you get the more hands-on skills, and focus is on foundational things. Although VC's nursing program is tough, starting fresh as BSN is harder because students have to do this "pathophysiology flow", write a massive case study on a patient (30+ page essay), do community health...all these unnecessary things to do, which is supposed to enhance critical thinking. I''m sure VC also emphasizes critical thinking, but in a more practical approach w/o the hefty projects.
However, look into the RN-BSN program at UCF...you can bypass all those unnecessary projects from general BSN program. You may still have to do community health, health assessment, public health courses or something, but at least you would already be familiar in nursing field. Plus, you can take those BSN courses online. Don't feel the need to rush to BSN, even when people are saying that it's higher in demand. Believe me, I went through the BSN program, and did not make it (I'm just fishing for other people's opinions, to see if returning to UCF BSN is worth it). (Could not find a way to work "smarter" not harder") I was dedicated student, but I just was not getting it.