Whomever gave you advice from LAGCC's nursing program's office is right on the money.
CUNY programs all over the city like many private and SUNY schools
have vastly more applicants than open slots. More to the point it seems there are large numbers of persons seeking entry with GPAs >3.0 or even >3.5. Quite honestly unless something happens that causes demand to fall off a cliff, "C" students don't stand a chance of entry regardless of what minimums are written on paper.
Your particular situation is difficult. At 1.9 GPA it is going to take *many* A grades to lift that average anywhere near 3.0, much less 4.0. If I have read your post correctly you have three out of the five pre-nursing classes still to take? You are going to need to ace those courses and get A grades to bring your GPA up to around 3.4 (assuming one did the math correctly and these are all three credit classes), which is not shabby, but may not get you where you want to be.
Favourite ploy during my college days when a grade wasn't where it should have been was to ask the instructor if "extra work" could be submitted and have that factored into a change of grade. Sometimes this worked but today not sure if colleges still allow professors to do it. In my day grade changes had to have the approval of the department chairperson and they weren't always ready to play ball. However you could try. If you could get that B+ in English up to an A it would help again providing you ace the remaining courses.
Now here comes the tough love:
Have said this before. While your desire to become an RN is admirable for some persons it just isn't academically possible at this stage of some people's lives.
Pre-nursing is probably the easy part of nursing school
, it only gets much harder once one is admitted and schools have been ratching up retention standards. You've already received permission to use one of your repeat options. If taken up that means you have one or none left, and that means you have to pass every single course in the nursing program (if admitted) with grades high enough to keep your GPA where it needs to be for retention. In short in addition to the normal stress of nursing school you may be constantly worried about grades and your GPA. Knowing that just one mark below B- could have you out.
Even upon graduating there is the NCLEX to deal with then numerous exams hospitals now give all nurses applying for employment. In short it never ends.
If you consider going the LPN route it may be possible to find an LPN to RN bridge program that will be bit more forgiving of your previous undergraduate GPA.