Thank you all so much for your replies!
I have read a lot of stuff about accreditation, and from what I can tell as long as the program is approved by the state's nursing board it's fine. I am just going to have issues if I decide to be an RN later on with transferring my credits. Since ATA College is nationally accredited not regionally. (I want to work in long term care so that shouldn't be a problem either. As of right now, I don't see myself wanting to be an RN. LPN is fine by me.
Also some hospitals and federal jobs won't hire if the nursing program I attend isn't accredited by those nursing accreditation agencies. (I want to work in long term care so that shouldn't be a problem.) Obviously, at this point, it is just the quality of the program I should be worried about, and ATA College is like 87% pass rate for the LPN NCLEX. Also reviews from other students make it seem like the program is okay as well.
Am I wrong about the accreditation? If you wouldn't mind could you provide a link to a thread or two about someone's issues? It's no biggie if you don't. It's just I want to make sure I have my facts straight if my plans change or something.
Galen and Ivy are both accredited though so I won't have issues with those schools.
Also I know the anxiety thing man. Lol I guess it will get easier once I actually go out and do it. Stop overthinking. So many people I have heard and read say that nursing school is SO hard. I'm wondering, is it really that hard if I apply myself? Like I know I'm not going to have a social life and my nose will be in a book most of the time. I am fine with that. I 'm willing to walk that road or run it if I have to.
So far, I am leaning towards going to Ivy Tech for my prereqs. I mean this way I can get my CNA again too, and get a job! I believe that Ivy Tech will allow me to take the class along with my prereqs. Then I will take the TEAS test at Ivy and the PAX test at Galen. If I get into Ivy, I'll go there. If not then I will go to Galen. That sounds really good to me. Thank you guys again for your advice! I love this website. Lol