Hello! There are a lot of Jessicas in this discussion! I am a student in the ADN program just like Jessica. Advice for ya'll. Do very well on the NLN. Buy the review book, and learn it. Everything in it. The people that got accepted this semester had at least a 3.2 or higher GPA, and a 80 or better NLN score.
Try to take all pre-reqs before getting into the program. We met with the previous class when we started July 2010. They told us, "Get ready for your social life to end. You will have no life other than studying." I wish I would have listened. In the beginning it wasn't that bad. Now that we have clinicals, care plans, and exams every week..... It is just plain HARD. I have a job that I am going to have to give up Summer and Fall semesters.( WHich I am very upset about.) You will be at school 5 days a week (all day long.) I personally average 4 hours of sleep a night, Sun.- Wed. nights. This program is no joke.
The instructors on the other hand, are amazing. I love every single one of them. They really want to help you, and will stop at nothing to see you reach your full potential.
Some interview questions are just like Jessica said earlier. A few questions that they will ask you are, "Is nursing an art or a science?" "If you were to see other students cheating, what would you do?" , and maybe..."What are your support systems? Do you have a job, and if so, are you financially able to give it up for this program?"
I hope I helped someone. I will check back soon to see if I can help ya'll some more. Good luck!