I did take all my pre-reqs at Wayne State, but there are many students in my nursing class who did complete most of the pre-reqs at a community college. My science GPA turned out to be 2.9 and my overall GPA was a 3.2. The big thing that they want to see is that if you are disciplined enough to get through these heavy duty science courses with good grades, then success in nursing school will be almost certain for you.
And believe or not, your behavior and how you represent yourself dictates a lot to these people. In the fall, there was a student who was given multiple expulsatory warnings for her inappropriate behavior (telling inappropriate jokes and stories, false accusations of other students/professors, etc.). It's like the professors and instructors are watching your every move. Sometimes, your own fellow students will turn on you also. So watch out!
I definitely suggest that you meet with one of the admissions officers and keep in contact with them throughout the process. It's a way they can get to know you.
For those applying for Fall 08, my guess is that you should know the verdict through your online application account around June 6th or 7th, and the official letter of acceptance will be sent aroung June 13th or 14th. That's based on the dates when I found out (yes, I will always remember those dates, they are historical!!!) Once you are accepted, you'll have to attend a mandatory orientation which will be at the end of June or the beginning of July, based on where your last name falls in the alphabet.
I want to wish everyone good luck and see you in the fall!