Hi, I am at the end of my first semester in the nursing program at CCRI. They no longer do the "wait list". If you don't get in when you apply during that semester you must apply again during the next application period. It isn't necassarily the best grades get in. I got in on my first try with a 3.2 GPA and others that applied the same app period I did with a higher GPA didn't get in. I am unsure of their exact system that they use to accept or deny people. You must have all of your pre reqs done before even applying, which is 3 semesters worth of classes. Your highschool grades do not matter. The pre reqs classes has a minumum grade of either B- or C for microbiology, if you do not recieve that they you have to retake the course.
You should just get started on your pre reqs as soon as possible because you can only apply AFTER they are all done. Hope all of this helps.