arwerth, I'm assuming your addressing the author of the original thread? I didn't go to Chamberlin, but I hear it is a fine school... one of the better out of the privates.
I would never discourage someone from still pursuing their RN because of these hiring issues... it will eventually turn around. To be clear, there ARE RN jobs out there for new grads... it's just a question of quality of job. Over half of my classmates are still not employed as nurses (but those are the ones trying to get in hospitals only).
Also, the appeal to going to a private school (chamber., PIMA, apollo, ethel bauer, or whatever theses schools
are called these days) was that you didn't have to wait on the MCC list for two years. The cost of most of the privates was around $50k, and the cost of a community college was around $10K.
A few years ago, you could go to a private school and begin almost immediately and finish earlier... therefore you could begin your RN career earlier than most of those that waited on the list. Making an RN salary earlier in some cases
justified the higher cost.
However, because of the job market today, that justification for a significantly higher pricetag on your education may not exist. I would still hold out and go to an MCC school and then bridge over to ASU or GCU to get your BSN.