Honestly Kristina, you sound super on top of this! I'm not familiar with the area so I can't offer specific advice there, but some other general stuff that you've probably already thought of:
-If you haven't visited the schools you mentioned, it can't hurt to go to an information session. Meet some students and faculty, get to know the program, etc.
-Research some scholarships
. With your GPA I'm sure you'll find a bunch and be able to cover a good chunk of your tuition.
-Think about whether you want to work as a nursing student after that first nursing class or two. If so, research the process involved with that so you know what you need to do to qualify.
-Investigate some specialties. I did this during summer break to keep my momentum up. It is so energizing to think of all the cool stuff you'll get to do as a nurse, so I recommend finding out what some of those cool things are.
-Along with that, make a list of your reasons for becoming a nurse - your family, wanting to help people, an interest in the medical field/a particular specialty, etc. That has gotten me through the harder parts of doing my pre-reqs, and no doubt it can keep anyone's perspective strong during a tough nursing program.