Hi! I go to the Danville campus, and Danville isn't the greatest town, but it's close to Champaign which isn't bad (a lot of people commute from Champaign)...at least there really isn't anything to distract you from studying here! The program is really short, so living in Danville for 16 months really isn't that bad.
I transferred from another nursing school
(and pretty much had to retake everything because the courses didn't align) and I have to say the first semester of school at Lakeview prepared me to be a nurse so much more than my previous program. Lakeview has some flaws of course, but I'd definitely recommend it. The instructors here, for the most part, really enjoy teaching and will go out of their way to give you extra help if you need it. I think the fact that Lakeview is so small is really beneficial too, you get to know the staff and faculty pretty well. I've never been to the Charleston campus and they have different faculty than we do at the Danville campus, so I can't really tell you anything about them.
One thing that I really like is that it's not impossible to do well. The grading scale scared me when I first started (an A=93-100, B=85-92, C=77-84), which seemed like A's would be impossible to get, but if you're willing to work for them A's are definitely attainable.
I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!