I talked to the recruitment specialist at SLU's school of nursing and it seems I can actually do the traditional BSN. They require a GPA of 2.5 (mine's about a 3.0). But, instead of graduating on May 2012, I would probably have to graduate on December 2012. That kind of upsets me, but I guess it's better than taking classes this year and my junior year and then applying to their ABSN for my senior year and having the possiblity of not getting accepted. If I did get accepted, I'd graduate on May 2012. What do you guys think? For the traditional BSN, I would only have to transfer my transcripts to the school of nursing to get accepted, for the ABSN, I would need letters of recommendation, prerequisites, possibly an interview, and a stronger competition with more qualified students.
I am excited about this but I'm not liking having to graduate in December.
Nevertheless, nursing is very important to me... so I'm going to do it.
Thanks for all of your answers, too.