I think most of the schools in either area are considered good. About the only place I have seen "cautions" about is Sanford Brown.
I believe a good place to look up schools would be through www.discovernursing.com
. They used to have a pretty thorough list of accredited schools across the U.S.
I graduated from one of the St. Louis Community Colleges. I know UMSL and maybe Barnes has an accelerated program. Other than the fact that they're intense, I think I've only read good things about them. I have worked with graduates from St. Charles Community College and Jefferson CC, but of course those would be standard ADN programs also.
I'm not familiar with what's offered in Columbia; have you checked to see if Mizzou has an accelerated program if that's what you're interested in? I understand their traditional nursing program is excellent also.
I would start with the site I listed above, then start making phone calls. Get a feel for the people where you are interested in going, find out where you stand academically and entrance-wise, and then make a decision from there that works for you.
Here's also a link to the MO State Board of Nursing that has schools listed along with Pass Rates. Click on the link to each to find some pretty detailed information: