This is not an emergency decision, so slow down.
Request a financial aid information package from your school of choice. use the internet to find other scholarship info (you probably have). Some hospitals will offer scholarships in return for a promise to work in a hospital for so much time (usually one year of service for each year of financial aid). I think this is a better deal for the nurse who works in a remote rural area with little likelihood of a desire to move or relocate, but it is a venue. Nurses, with all of our problems, experience great mobility. I would unhesitatingly take my degrees from a nice (rigorous and credible) Kansas College to New York City and anticipate being hired within one or two weeks of starting a job search
(provided I found a situation I wanted to say "yes" to--and moving to NYC is not the situation). That said, picking a good and credible school is very, very important. Being able to get some feed back from nurses that practice with the grads of a certain school will give you insight into whether those grads seem to get a good clinical prep. But realize NO grads come out 100% clinically prepared. It is a process.
Sometimes the State Nurses Association has some limted scholarship opportunities. I would guess that Links to State Nursing Associations are available off of the allnurses home page.
Individual programs have variances on their admission pre-reqs, but they also have significant commonalities. Work on the commonalities and try to finalize your decision on which nursing school by the end of this school year, so you know exactly which pre-reqs you need.