My program has 1,600 applicants for 120 seats, of that only 40 graduate.
Application to graduation ratio is 0.025 %
success rate. [2 failures and you are out]
Your situation is not unique. Nursing schools
across the country have really been raising the bar consistantly for many years, long and short of it...it is really tough!
With that said, if you really want to pursue it, then absolutly apply to some other programs, do not let set backs keep you from your goals. As for disclosing your previous experience, ...i always say honesty is the best policy. However if they don't ask, don't tell!
As for other nursing programs
you have many options; Schools are abundent.
Also, you might think of finishing your degree, then applying to a Second Degree option for Nursing....That's what my cousin did, in fact after he got his 1st degree he got hired by the hospital [for a non ursing job] ..then they paid for the second degree option!!!
More than one way to skin a cat!!
Good luck, hope it works out for you.