The advantage to attending the first two years of college at the school where you might continue on to the BSN is that it is easier, transition wise. A four year liberal arts degree is fine if you have the time and money. However, most students today will attend a two year college, then transfer to a four year college in order to save money. As you know, nursing schools are hard to get accepted to. The four year BSN programs, generally, are not as difficult admissions wise, by word of mouth. Many people apply to all the schools that are near and far until they get accepted. Many people try their hardest to get into an ASN program rather than a BSN program, because they want to get their RN quicker, and start working faster. With waiting lists and impacted programs, often the 4 yr program can be completed before being accepted into a 2 yr program. You need to look at all the options that are available to you, what your hopes are, and what suits your academic profile, your money situation, and your need to enter the workforce when you set about to compare schools. You may find that like most students, your ultimate decision on nursing school, will depend on which school accepts you and when. Good luck with this big decision.