"The early bird gets the worm". The counselors at the community college, advised me that applicants are awarded positions based their submition dates. SOOOOOOO. When I decided to enter nursing school
(December 1999), I submitted my application for the August 2001 part-time generic class. During the time of application and acceptance to the nursing school (June 2001), I was completing my pre-requisites, both the minimum requirements to enter nursing school, as well as, the other General Education courses necessary to complete the ADN program. Even though grades were not mentioned, I maintained a 4.0 average to ensure a seat. After receiving my acceptance letter in June 2001, I went to my family doctor for a required physical exam for my clinicals. To my surprise, I discovered that I had suffered a silent heart attack and had several occluded arteries. At that time I decided to withdraw my application and allow another student an opportunity before the semester started, and continue with my cardiac rehab. As of right now I am not sure where I am going, but the information I learned in preparation for the RN program was not wasted. I have used the information to enhance my rehab, and pursue areas that I may not have otherwise.
By the way I was curious, "Why are you not pursuing the two-year ADN nursing program with the possbility of attending a bridge program to earn your BSN"? Several of my classmates were LPNs who were working at local hospitals, and they advised their hospitals were considering replacing LPNs with RNs. I don't work in a hospital, so I really don't know what the future will be, but just passing along some info I picked up along the way.
Good Luck in your endeavors