I took all the classes I could. I finished all pre req's for ASU, GCU, CAC and NAU. After being on the wait list for less than a year, my hard work paid off and I was accepted into the NAU concurrent program, but let me tell you, I busted my back to get there and I did all of the leg work, (searching and investigating every possible avenue of study) spoke with every adviser until the were sick of seeing me in their office. I applied to and sent transcripts to every school in AZ....in the end, when the NAU program was announced, I was ready. Be ready! Things are changing with all of the nursing programs, new avenues of study are opening up all the time. Stay informed and get into one of the hospitals as a volunteer or CNA, it's a great way to network!