If you do decide to go to a junior college or university, I would go with Cal State Long Beach. They accept 90 students which alot compared to some nursing programs
. Long Beach Memorial is also giving CSULB students a $2,000/semester stipend for those that sign a 2 year contract saying that they'll work for them for 2 years after graduation which sounds like a win win to me. Your tuition is pretty much paid for and you have a job already lined up when you get out. Something to consider.