Nope! That's not my experience at all.
I'm in level one nursing here in Buffalo, N.Y., and at a community college. I had to do my prereqs - A&P I, English and Intro Psych., then topped it up w/ Nursing Process and Math Dosage. At the same time, I was advised to apply to the Nursing Program for the next semester. My advisor told me that I would initially receive a rejection letter, but after the semester had ended, as long as my grades were good, and there was room, I had an excellent chance of being accepted, which I was in January.
This semester, I'm taking A&P II, Eng. 111, and the level one nursing courses. This summer, I'm taking Developmental Psych, as per program requirements, then it's just the nursing courses from then on. It's a total of 5 semesters, or two and a half years.
Can you take your micro and A&P II over the summer, and lop off the extra year?
It's worth looking in to.
Best of luck!!!