I'm only in first year of pre-nursing but everyone says I need to apply asap. When is the earliest I should apply and when should I start speaking to a recruiter? Let me give some info about the univeristy deadlines I'll have when transfering from my community college. Basically I will be able to apply to this nursing program in january 2014(after my grades from 1st semester sophomore year are in). If accepted I will begin nursing school in fall 2014. So when should I begin speaking with a recruiter, when can I/should I be able to start the application process? How long does the process usually take? What are my chances with getting in with 3.8 GPA and volunteer work at hospital(don't know if volunteering will help). What will boost my chances the most(besides GPA). Thanks! And any other info would help!