Quote from Pjones71
My other option is to stay at the Community College I'm in and wait until Fall to start the nursing program if I get accepted.
So why not start knocking out your general education credits while you wait.
There are many things to consider like the NCLEX pass rates of the respective schools
, if each school is accredited, time, and of course, costs.
Research your area. I'm not sure what you're currently making with your experience but you may discover that it will not be financially beneficial to pursue nursing. Depending on whether you live in a congested area or not even having a BSN may not equate to a job. And if you don't live in a congested area, having your ADN/ASN may be sufficient as a new grad.
Please, please, please do your research though because if the NCLEX isn't passed then you will still have student loans to pay. If you're not hired regardless of the degree upon graduation, there will still be student loans to pay. If a non-accredited school is chosen, then the nursing license will not transfer to other states if one chooses to move. You see a trend in the woes one must consider that schools most likely won't tell you up front before they take your hard-earned money even with being an adult learner!
Oh damn, forgot to say to stay away from for-profit schools too!
(I know you're an educated adult, I was too when I first started my nursing journey and these are all things I had to find out on my own.)