I agree with Danh in that it depends how much time you have.
I am just completing my last pre req at CCAC for chem. From my understanding you don't need the pre req's per se for UPMC but it would help you in the classes...plus passing the NET. Even though I can now go full time to school next fall, I didn't want to have to take electives, things like dance or pottery when I want to be a nurse. (although what senior wouldn't like a dancing nurse?
) I'm applying to West Penn, b/c it's a much better fit for me in many ways.
Wow DANH...that's great you got in to UPMC so fast. I'm wondering if there's a waiting list for the PGH area schools, but it seems to take forever to get answers on this PA board...half the time I end up answering my own questions! WPAGHS cut off is in May, so I'm not sure when they advise when you're accepted.
I'm coming to this later in life too...but I can't wait to start.
Good luck and God bless to all.