I saw your post here via cnoto34
and thought I leave my comment too.
I finished my nursing perequsites in 2012, and was nervous about applying to nursing school because of all the readings I saw of people trying, and trying for years to get into nursing school. Regardless, I took the chance to apply to a community college nursing school in Fresno, Ca called Fresno City College. I didn't get selected. When the Evergreen Valley College nursing application opens in Fall 2012, I applied and was accepted, first try. So you can say it didn't take me years to get into nursing school.
Since you are currently considering applying to nursing school, my biggest advice is, like others mentioned, APPLY EVERYWHERE! It's worth the shot, and if you preserve, you will get into somewhere someday. Best of luck!