Best to speak with a counselor about a lot of your specific questions.
However - I know a couple things :)
Your official sealed transcripts need to be submitted with your application to the nursing department. However, another set (yes, that's two sets) needs to be submitted to Admissions & Records in order for your counselor & the financial aid office to review them. The two departments will not share one copy.
If you are eligible for the BOGFW, this should show on your Student Aid Report (SAR), which is available to you if you completed a FAFSA for the previous year. If not, there should be an online service through SDCC that shows your unofficial transcripts and financial aid history...
If you have CNA certification, provide a copy along with verification of your past healthcare-related employment. For me, I had my boss write a letter of recommendation as well.
All of your questions can be directed to the Nursing Department - they are all very friendly and willing to help. Specific questions about other college requirements (any missing classes, etc.) will need to go through your counselor and they will need an official copy of your transcripts to do that. If you order online, they come in less than 5 days!
Good luck to you!