"hi all! this is my first post on this site (although i have been lurking for a while). anyways, i just wanted to know how tough is it to get into nursing? i have always wanted to be an rn and now is a great time for me to achieve this goal. i am in 25 and have been out of school for 7 years. as of this coming monday i am starting university preparation courses. my transcript isn't the best, so i am hoping these courses will give me an edge in the application process. i hope to be starting my degree in september 2007. is this feasible? are there long wait-lists in ontario? my husband and are are not opposed to moving to another part of the province or to another province all together. his job is very transferable so he won't have trouble finding a job wherever we end up." --> hey, good for you!, anything is feasable... yeah it might be hard at times, but anything is hard if you dont put work into it. dunno about ontario, but there are needs almost everywhere.
"so i guess what i am really trying to find out is it a waste of my time to apply in ontario? is there any other province that has less wait-times for acceptance? i sometimes feel like i have left this too long and that all of the recent grads from highschool will be given consideration before me."--> if your are refering to getting into school, i dont think so, just as long as you have good marks from your "pre-qualifying courses or pre-reqs", it shouldn't matter if you were straight out of high school or not... it might take longer to get all the appropriate course done before you get accepted.
"my first choice for colleges would be durham, george brown, and algonquin. does anyone know about the nursing programs at these colleges?"--> dunno about these places but any "accredited" nursing school should properly prepare you for your canadian boards.
"sorry for all of the questions! i guess i am pretty excited about this."--> go for it!