Mommy2Cru, I would love to private message you but I don't think I can since we are new users. I am from the DC area (not currently living there). Are you stationed at Joint base Bolling Anacostia? Possibly Fort Belvoir?
Anyways, there are many different schools
in the area if you are willing to commute. I know of people commuting 1.5 hours one way just to work in DC. Please do NOT look into schools like Stratford or Chamberlain (one just opened close by in VA). In that area, it's competitive to work and getting a degree from a for profit school is a joke when there are so many amazing schools around.
In DC, there are your usual big name expensive schools like Georgetown University, George Washington University and Catholic University, which are all super expensive. There are also two universities within DC that are less known, Howard (a HBC) and Trinity Washington (a women's college).
You are probably close to Northern VA if you are looking at Falls Church so there's choices for you there too. Both Marymount and George Mason (a state school) have excellent nursing programs
. I am pretty sure these are both 2 years programs if you come in with completed pre reqs. Their tuition is reasonable too. I know many grads from there who had no problem finding employment.
Finally, look at University of Maryland. They have two locations, one in Baltimore and one in Shady Grove. Shady Grove is closer to DC so consider applying there. This is also a two year program if you have completed pre reqs. I am pretty sure they have some clinicals in DC too.
Most of these schools will not put you on the wait list if your GPA is competitive like you say. Also, university of Maryland LOVES out of state applicants. Sorry for the short novel, good luck!