I have found through many of my friends that most nursing programs are the same; insane work load, difficult exams, unrealistic professors, etc. My advise is go to your community college if you have no B.A. or B.S. degree, its the best and cheapest option.
However, if you already have a B.A./B.S. in another field you are able to apply to an accelerated BSN program which I feel is a better options for graduates of a 4-year university.