It looks like you have a choice that needs to be made quick . I just wanted to give my opinion. IF Truman will not be a problem for you as far as commutting, then I say choose Truman. The only thing is, when you have clinicals in your second year, it might be a little hectic (due to clinicals being more than once a week in the 2nd yr.) as far as commute is concern.
I read that you attended Truman and Daley orientations. Did you get any info on their clinical locations ? I believe this is your main concern regarding Truman. Also, will you do clinicals in the evening if you attend Truman? If so, you would not have to worry about rush hour traffic and being late. You should weigh your pros and cons in deciding which school to attend.
For example, with Daley: can you handle the stress from the program, is it closer to your home/work, did their orientation impress you, etc.
Truman: are you willing to travel that far for meetings, lab, tutoring, clinicals, are the hospitals they do clinicals further away from the school, do you mind traveling in the winter time on the el, etc...
As far as 8 week lectures, Daley is the only CCC that utilize a non traditional method. This is why so many students dropped or failed the program, because most could not deal with retainig so much info at one time. And it is a lot of info. Did you know that when you start your nursing program you will be required to read 11-14 chapters in two days and take a quiz with 100 questions, and that is only the quiz I'm talking about.
Most people I know that went to Daley's nursing program graduated, but stated it was tough due to so much info at once and then being tested on it.
In the end it is your choice. You are the only one that know what you can deal with.
Just like me, I have to choose between Olive Harvey, St. Xavier, Chicago State or Kennedy King (lpn). And most people will tell you to stay away from OH or KK. And my pro and cons have been weighed:
St.Xavier-to expensive, but excellent program
Chicago State- tries to make you stay in there forvever (too many classes)
KK- LpN program, still have to go back to school
OH- not NLNAC accreditied, but 6 minutes from home in car and classes are transferable to all universities.
I chose OH because it is more convient, less expensive, clinical sites are not far and some of my friends were accepted. It may not be the best choice, but for now, it is the best choice for me!
Good luck and God Bless