Hi everyone,I went through my first round of nursing school applications this past spring. Unfortunately, I was not accepted to any of the 12 schools I applied to (I should mention that some didn't look at my app because of a missing gen-ed e.g. one school wouldn't look at my app because I didn't have a "marriage/family course"- I assumed my developmental psych course was what they were looking for).Anyways, I am more determined than ever to get into a bsn program and am prepping to go through this challenge again. One thing I have learned from the first go around is to NOT NOT NOT assume anything, especially when it comes to pre-reqs and their equivalency at different schools/states.So, I come to you all for some aid. I know many people here have probably been in my position before and I am seeking out any help you all can offer. I graduated May 2010 with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. I had a health sciences minor since I started as a pre-med (like everyone else in freshman year, it seemed). So, I have the following coursework done (as relates to nursing pre-reqs at most schools): Microbio, A+P, Psych, Developmental Psych, Nutrition, Chemistry/Lab, etc etc. I did not get an A in A+P so I am retaking that to earn an A, once/if I do that, I will have A's in every pre-req course. I have over 400 hours of volunteering with a mentally handicapped child, am volunteering at hospice this fall, and am trying to find nurses to shadow (though I have shadowed nurses years ago). My dilemma comes from my first degree. As I mentioned, I was a pre-med major (for all the wrong reasons) and I butchered my GPA my first 2 years of college. I was stubborn and would keep retaking classes until the beginning of my junior year when I made a switch. The last year and a half of my transcript is awesome, above a 3.6 GPA. My transcript reads a 2.9 overall GPA, however, due to my mistakes in the first half of college. I also should mention that I have nearly 150 credit hours, so making that number move is not as simple as taking a course or two.I have no objections to going out of state for nursing school (anywhere except the northeast, no thanks). Can you guys help me in my search for nursing schools with a BSN program (traditional/ABSN is fine) that isn't looking for a 3.5+ overall GPA and/or doesn't require a whole lot of depth into the pre-reqs (i.e. some programs require Organic Chemistry, Genetics, Immunology, etc - courses that were more for the pre-med kids at my school)? Ideally, I'd like to find a program that starts Spring/Summer/Fall 2012. I am working full time, albeit living at home with the parents and I am more than ready to get a move on with things.I appreciate you taking the time to read this, good luck to everyone involved in applications at this time.