When I applied in fall 2002 and i dont remember waiting long. They only accept every fall quarter and I got in the fall 2003. Im not sure if there is a wait list now, you might have to check. When you get all your prereqs done you will take the ATI test and that will help determine if you get in. They base applicants on a point system (GPA, ATI results, interview, volunteer work, overall GPA, i think). Im really not sure exactly what it was, but its something like that. They accepted 70ish to the CSULA program and another 20 or so to the collaborative track. The collaborative track students go to a community college for 1 year and finish the rest of the two years at CSULA. Personally, i didnt find it difficult to get in, but the program was difficult, esp. Med/surg III quarter!! As for admistration, the school and the nursing department were just disorganized for some strange reason. I had to resend offical transcripts like 3 times, we would have to wait almost 2-3 weeks into each quarter to get our books, and in the beginning of every quarter it always seemed like it was not prepared (no clinical sites, no professors, no classrooms, ect). Besides all that, I did enjoy CSULA...it was a good school. I think all the negatives stuff can happen at any schools.
Tkhayman- I have nothing against APU, but from what Ive heard for other students that went there...ITS HELLA EXPENSIVE. Its a great school and they have a strong program, but its pricy. Good luck