Quote from taffy
I'm in the program now and it's A LOT of work!! With no children and no job, this is still really difficult - and I got a 3.9 on my first undergrad experience. I would seriously think twice about it. It's just too much information to try to learn in a little over a year. It's not worth it. Go part-time somewhere. If I had to do it all over again, I would've stayed away. People are already dropping out. Good luck.
How long is the program? I had always thought I should have gone that route, although after reading your post maybe I'm glad I didn't. I'm at junior at UMass-Boston, and with my previous degree (BS in Bio), it going to take me 3 years to get my BSN, it seems like a long time. From what I hear with the shortage of nursing professors and the shortage of nures in general, many programs are going to be following to Curry's lead with excellerated programs.
After doing very well in my first degree at a well-know NESCAC school, I've found that I've had to work very, very hard to do well at nursing school.
BTW, check out MaSNA if you aren't already a member, it's an student nursing organization that works at the state/national level to support student nurses and to serve as bridge to professional organization (ANA, MNA, MARN, etc.). Feel free to post on our message board as well.