Time for an update, first semester is done. I passed, about 1/5th the class didn't, most of them were people working, had little kids, or both. Overall the instructors were pretty excellent, but they are very strict about deadlines, cutoffs and punctuality(don't be late or miss a class, 2 times and you're out of the program). You learn a lot in 15 weeks and you can't fall behind.
My Level 1 clinicals were offered at Kindred, St. Rose Sienna, St. Rose San Martin, UMC and Desert Springs, I believe that Summerlin hospital is also being used for summer level 1s right now. You don't get to choose your hospital with the exception of UMC and Desert Springs, but only if you chose them as home hospital, which means you spend all 4 semesters of clinicals at only Desert Springs or UMC, spots usually fill up quick.
You don't get to choose a specialty until 4th semester when you do your preceptorship clinicals. 1st semester your on a med-surg floor, 2nd your on an IMC floor, don't know about 3rd yet, and 4th you try to get the specialty floor you want.
To me the toughest parts were Pharmacology class, and Medication and Injection competencies. Most people really struggled with the fundamentals course, though to me it was the easiest. In first level you only have one group project, a culture poster, which is Pass or Fail, and no presentations. However in second semester you have 2 or 3.