I'm also looking into a MSNEL program. There are three in the area I live, and all three require different prerequisites, have different program lengths, and place an emphasis on different things. One is pretty much all academic and volunteer experience (and requires pathology as a prerequisite), one is academic and character-based, and one is a little bit of both. I have little to no volunteer experience, since I have a music degree, work part time, and stay home with two small children (so no time to volunteer). I'm applying to the second program because it's a well-respected nursing school, they require the fewest prerequisites, and they want a very diverse cohort with a wide range of life experiences.
So, it really depends on the program! Do you have stats on the most recent cohort of the program you want to apply to?