What part of NC? I live in the western piedmont area, about an hour south of Asheville, and I go to a community college. My GPA was a 4.0 when I got in, but I know people who were accepted in the 3.2-3.4 range. The progarm I'm in is very hard to get into, and there are a lot of hoops to jump through. They encourage, but don't require, that all your prerequisite courses are finished prior to applying. You have to take the PSB-RN exam, and your scores heavily influence whether you will be accepted or not. You have to write an entrace letter, go meet the faculty and staff, and attend several information sessions. I began the application process in November of 2010, and I didn't find out that I had been accepted until May of 2011. I just completed my first semester, and I ended up with a 96 A in all my nursing courses. The facility is great, the staff is wonderful, and I'm learning a ton. It is only an ASN program, so if you're looking for a BSN program you won't like it. I plan to do my RN to BSN online while working full time, so an ASN program worked out well for me. Let me know what part of NC, and I will see if I know anything about the schools there. I've lived here all my life, so I have heard about quite a few nursing programs (or I've had friends go through them). Good luck!