I am starting at Denver School of Nursing this January, 2009 as well. I am from San Diego, CA and also half my life I lived in Brentwood, CA (which is northern CA an hour from San Fran).
I use to be nervous about the accredidation, however I think that it is now accredited as of November, 2008. I got an email fron DSN stating that it was granted institutional accreditation through ACCSCT! This accreditation will allow DSN to offer federal financial aid to students that qualify, but this will not happen for at least three to six months. In the meantime, students must continue with their payment plan or Sallie Mae loan....Fortunatley, I have the financial part taken care of already.
Are you excited about starting in January?I am excited, but a little nervous too.