No problem! I have heard good and bad things about both schools. I really did like the Nova program a lot because it appears that the courses they integrate into the program make you into a very well rounded nurse. I heard the advanced anatomy and physiology is used to weed out people as soon as possible. It either makes you or breaks you. I thought that was good and strategic. It does appear to be one of the harder programs.
MDC is also hard, maybe not as hard, but I wouldn't know. I only know as much as I have read on these boards. But I have read a whole bunch in the past year. It just seems to be a challenge no matter where you go due to the huge course load. But they have free tutoring and a sim lab which is nice, and you can go anytime and/or appointment from what I know.
I've had teachers literally give me A's during my pre-reqs. But I tutored a girl from Nova and they did the same thing to her. So I don't think that we should compare pre-reqs vs the actual program because for sureee they won't give you free A's in any clinical section.
I do believe that faculty in private schools are more helpful. That's not to say that those in MDC are not, but there are MORE nice/helpful/useful people in private schools, I think. Like when I was in the process of getting into UM, I was amazed at how quickly I would get replies and how they advised me so much without being a student. But I've met very kind and helpful and professional people in MDC as well, albeit scarce.
I suggest you find someone that graduated from Nova and see how the program was for that person(make sure its a person that loves nursing and is dedicated--all bummy people hate school lol) and how long it took to get a job. Well good luck to you and hth!