Absolutely, I applied the program since last August, during my third clinical semester. If you will finish in December, that's great, the application for Fall 2014 should become available this coming August, check the website often, also keep in mind that you need to have certain "social-science" pre-reqs before you can be eligible for admission. If you, currently, are working full-time, like I do, and you don't have all the pre-reqs in your transcript, you may want to start accumulate all of them. I did all my pre-req while doing my nursing pre-req prior and during my nursing clinical semesters including summer and winter sessions. The good thing about graduating on December is that you will have the whole winter, spring (full semester), and summer to finished all of the "social-science" pre-reqs if you are still missing some. My GPA when when I applied the program was 3.78. I don't have an LPN license; I am a second career changer. I will try to apply for my board as soon as I graduate from my current school, hopefully by early July or mid July at the latest. SUNY Downstate will only wait until end of September for you to provide the license, hence I am also applied and accepted at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, RN-Pathway program. The reason I am applying at Hunter is because Hunter can wait 'till December for the license, so they are my backup plan. If I pass NCLEX on my first try, then I will drop Hunter. Let me know if you have further question, I am happy to share my experience so don't hesitate to ask. Good luck to you.