I'm a senior in high school but I've been attending Olympic College my last two years through running start. I'm going to graduate with an associate's degree (not in prenursing though, I needed to take some high school requirements). I have taken English 101 (3.2), English 102 (4.0), Statistics (2.8), Intro to Chemistry (4.0), Intro to Organic Chemistry (3.9), and Lifespan Psychology (4.0). My overall GPA is 3.69 at the college. In this academic year, I'm also going to take Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2, General Psychology, Interpersonal Communication and Microbiology. I also will either get my CNA in spring or summer depending on if the class schedule works with my school and work. I guess I'm not sure how to proceed. I'm thinking about retaking Statistics and English 101 because my grades weren't competitive. Are LPN programs less competitive here? Would I be better off doing my LPN and then an LPN-RN bridge program? I eventually want my BSN. There are a few direct entry for freshman BSN programs here but they are confusing on how to apply if you have prerequisites done. For example, I will have all of the prerequisites done for PLU and I've been admitted to PLU as a freshman (and considered for conditional admittance to the nursing program
plus I got a pretty hefty scholarship) but according to the nursing department I need to reapply as a transfer and then apply to the nursing program because otherwise I will have to retake the classes. This makes no sense to me and in the FAQ they say that classes from OC will all transfer. Same goes for the new first track BSN at UW Bothell. The only direct entry freshman program that seems willing to consider my transfer classes is University of Portland. If I retake English 101 and Statistics in Fall (as well as take Nutrition), are there many Spring and Winter start programs? My parents are really displeased with the fact that it'll likely take a year or two to get into an RN program and I think they are assuming that I'm just being lazy and want time off school. That's the opposite of true though! If I by some miracle get into PLU, I will have a Bachelors in three years which is my dream. I'm just really unsure of how to proceed. I did Running Start so I could save money on schooling so retaking all of the classes seems counterproductive.