I'm about to graduate from college (BA in literature), and my plan has been to enter an accelerated nursing program. Reading some of the threads on here has gotten me a little worried about my prospects, though. I'm planning on applying to Villanova (which would be my first choice, really), Seton Hall, and then Duke and JHU (neither of which I think I have a chance in hell at getting into, but it's always worth a try.) I'm still thinking about applying to Emory (in the same category as Duke and JHU, I believe), though their program is 2-year, and about more realistic places, as well.My question is this, as I've seen a lot about getting into direct entry, but not a whole bunch about accelerated programs: on average, how difficult are they to get into?To give you an idea of where I'm coming from, I have a 3.5, a B+/A- average in the sciences (of which I have taken one, thus far - microbiology, and I don't anticipate any serious difficulty in the A&P classes, although chem is going to take some effort). I've also done a very small amount of volunteer work at an alzheimer's facility (about two months' worth), and I'm planning to pick that back up after I graduate and things are a little less hectic. I have extracurriculars, but none of them have anything to do with nursing, if they matter at all.Any help with this question would be would be appreciated.