So...I'm responding to my original post, but I got more info from the school and thought it might be of interest to people in NW Indiana.
For my background...I have about 80 credits completed from another college in a different subject area from 10 years ago, but no degree. Valpo U will accept those credits and I qualify for the accelerated BSN they offer (unlike most accelerated BSN programs, you do not have to already have a bachelor's degree).
Believe it or not, I can graduate in exactly TWO years with a BSN from Valpo U (two semesters completing their prereqs as I need chem, micro, a&p, and 15 months--summer to summer--in the actual nursing program). Ivy Tech only accepted one class from my former school (that doesn't even count toward the program), so it will take me no less than THREE years to get my ADN.
How does that make sense!? I think I'm going for the Valpo U program. It costs A LOT more, but I'll actually come out even once I figure in lost wages from having to be a full-time student 15 months vs. 22 months. Plus, I had planned to eventually get my BSN and MSN, so this shaves quite a bit of time and money off there too!