I went to UofL's School of Nursing (SON)--hated it! Any program at U of L is based on paying Rick Pittino and Denny Crum their yearly salaries, as well as all of the other coaches. By this I mean, students will be given one test prior to their mid-term exams, mid-terms, and then their finals--a total of 3-4 tests. The first test is scheduled a day or two before the final drop/add date for all classes. So, if you end up with a "D"--got to have a "C" or better for the nursing program, you'll probably be lulled into the, "I can turn this grade around" sense of delusion! If you decide to drop the class, you'll still be out of money for the class. Each week, starting with the first few days of classes, the amount refunded to you for dropping a class decreases to zero by the final week for drop/add of classes. So, you'll either lose money or will have to repeat the class, again--lose money! The instructors have a very caring mind set for struggling nursing students, also. When I was struggling with Patho-physiology, Pharmacology, and Med-Surg during one semester. The instructors' response was, "I recommend that you go to the media center library and look up the video on how to take better notes." In short, you'd better be the kind of student who can teach themself, otherwise you'll be wasting time and money. Go to Bellermine or Spalding for your four degree or even consider IUS across the river. I work with many nurses who graduated from the above named schools and all have said the instructors were wonderful. They have a better pass/fail rate than U of L's program.
And I agree with the other replies you've received. If you need the money, go the shortest route. But, I think JCC's RN program is just a few months longer than their LPN program and still shorter than a BSN program. So, you'll make RN's wages quicker than the BSN route. You could always go back to get your BSN with the help of any of the hospitals' tuition assistance programs. Good luck!