I've applied to 6 schools. All with different requirements. Different pre-reqs, different entrance exams, some have interviews and require references, personal statement, and letter of recommendation (some don't require those things). Here's the thing-nursing school is so competitive....they accept very few compared to those who apply. It's not that people aren't smart enough, or don't do well enough, but that finding enough people to teach all the students is hard. Of course there is a shortage and the pay is good so everyone flocks to the field.
I have a Bachelors in Criminal Justice and and Masters in Public Administration.....but all I want to do is become a nurse...it's my passion, it just took me a little longer to figure it out. So I did everything necessary for every school within 10 hours of me. And to be honest, I'm not hopeful. I will probably have to retake my entrance exams and apply to all of them again next year.
You have to decide how bad you want it, and how bad you only want to go to the school you applied to. Then make your decisions. Make a pro/con list for different schools and the one school you applied. Decide what's worth the risk and worth the money.
and Good Luck-don't count yourself out from the one school until you here....you never know what the application pool is like this year