I am in SD. I was an HM, so my pathway was different than yours will be. Military credit was really negligible. It basically got me out of PE classes and some health 101 class. It was only worth 1 point on my nursing school application. The most valuable thing you get from it is priority registration for classes. I transitioned to the reserve to go to school, with basically no school credits other than biology.
-What is your AA in? That will determine how far along you are with nursing prereqs----- https://www.swccd.edu/locations/higher-education-center-at-otay-mesa/programs/nursing/associate-degree-nursing-ADN/_files/associate-degree-nursing-prerequisites.pdf
-You basically HAVE to have a CNA to get enough points to be accepted into a nursing program. Everyone here has it, and it is worth 25 points out of 100 I believe). There are places you can get it done in a month for like $1200. I did LVN to RN, so did not do CNA. I challenged the board with my HM experience and got an LVN license.
-I finished my bachelors in about 40 months. 1 year LVN to RN, then 1 year for RN to BSN. The rest was spent on prereqs. They took me forever because I did not have priority registration at first, so it messed up my whole degree plan. The nursing prereqs fill up immediately.
- If your ultimate goal is RN, skip LVN. Get an ADN in 2 years and start working while finishing your BSN. Work as A CNA while in nursing school at a major hospital system. You will be so happy you did when it comes time to apply for RN jobs. Networking is huge.