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Hi there Carol,
Couple of thoughts if you don't mind, first of all, good luck!
2nd, why the 3h commute? Could you take them online? Many students have, even microbiology.
3rd, well, the initial plunge will be quite costly but, with three of the people in your family attending universities and your family living on your husband's retirement really should qualify you all for the max amount of student loans, right?
4th, good luck! Choose the school that will serve your needs the best, and remember that it is the combination of your application packet, (the essay, the work/life/education experience and the gre, letters of recommendation).
edit to add: my program is a direct entry program modeled after USFC's. Our pre-reqs and our undergrad pretty much constitute the core of the non-clinical portion of a bsn yet, we do the clinical portion of the BSN, (basically the two year program) with our two year Masters core, (together, at the same time). So, while it is costly, it is time efficient and the program is 22 months start to finish with the MSN-generalist.