I'm currently enrolled in the OTA program at Stanbridge College, and absolutely love it. I don't know anything about how the LVN program works, but as for the OTA program it is now a part-time, 19 month accelerated program where you attend class 3 days a week so you can still work if you want. Based off my personal experience, the instructors are wonderful! They are hands-on, passionate about what they do, and genuinely care about your success. The president, the dean, and director of the program are very approachable, and receptive to student needs. The OTA program has a lot of hands-on application via lab, and provides 14 weeks of fieldwork experience! They even help us study for the NBCOT board exam after completing the program. The career service department is exceptional at finding job opportunities for the students, both OTAs and LVNs alike, and they even provide workshops on resume building and acing the interview.
I know you said that your heart is set on becoming a nurse, which is great! I respect and admire what nurses do and the aspirations you have in becoming one. I also see that it could pose a problem in finding a job, but don't let that deter you from obtaining your dream. I do not want to sway your decision in either direction because this is a tremendous life decision that only you can make.
I highly recommend taking a tour, and talking to one of our admissions officer to see for yourself which program suits you best, and if this school will fit your needs. You can even talk to a career services officer if you want statistics about job placements for LVNs and OTAs. I also recommend you shadow a LVN and an OTA to gain a better grasp of each profession, and to see if that could help you decide which career path is best for you.
I hope this helps, and best of luck!