That is EXACTLY what I am doing now. I've been taking pre-req's for the past 2 years at a community college, and even applied to the nursing program last year, but with over 500 applicants and 50 spots, I didn't get in.
So this year I applied to every college I could find within an hour's drive, and low-and-behold, I got into two of them. A sister community college of the one I'm at now, and a private Catholic college. They are both good programs, but I've 95% decided on the private college. This college was founded 75 years ago by an order of nursing nuns, and they offer everything from an AD to BSN to MSN to ARNP programs. Plus with my high grades they gave me a very substantial scholarship
, so that has pretty much sealed it for me. I just need to turn in my paperwork. It is a MUCH pricier program - it will be $20,000+ more a year, but after weighing it all out, I decided it's worth it.
Good luck to you. I know how difficult all of it is!