Since I was in pharmacy school for five years, I have a lot of background in science and medicine. My "prerequisite" GPA is pretty high, so the people at the nursing school told me to take a couple more prereqs and I should get in no prob. It isn't as competitive around here (about a 3.7 GPA to get in) because a technical school has an associates RN program, IUPUI offers a traditional BSN and an accelerated BSN (which I am applying to), and a few other private colleges have BSN programs too. I mean, it is competitive, but it is nothing like other places with two year waits and less than 20% acceptance rate.
Now, pharmacy school was more competitive in my state... nationally, only 1/700 gets accepted, and at the college I attended, it was more like 100/500.
Anyway, I'm excited about nursing. I won't start the professional program until August because of one prereq I have to take over the summer.
:P I was going to start this May, but I took too long in making a decision between pharmacy and nursing.
Good luck to all of you... We'll have to update this thread as we find out things!