Sorry I'm a little late responding last week was a hectic finals week. Anyway to answer your questions:
Yes i had all pre-reqs done before getting in, but i know that not everyone did one person enrolled in medical terminology
after he was accepted.
I was accepted about a month after the application deadline, but they did not have enough aps to fill the program at first because many people try holding out for the RN program, after extending ap deadline they got about 100 apps I hear (it was also kinda hinden on their site and hard to find, another reason for the extension)
The program started off extremely hard, this is the new programs first go (they shortened it from 4 semesters to 3) They have also had to undergo staffing changes, there was a problem with the head of the nursing program and she was let go of midsemester (Best part of CWI is that they take student complaints very seriously and act on them swiftly if found valid). The new nursing head according to one of my favorite profs is awesome.
I would highly recommend the LPN program even though we lost a great prof due to budget cuts, all other profs remaining are great as well. In addition they are accelerating and expanding there plans for an lpn to asrn bridge with the first bridge rumored to be 30 students. Bridging cuts 1 year off the 2 year rn program.
Any other questions let me know.