I understand the program has already changed some since I was there. I graduated Dec. of '07, after 16 months.
The only difference between 'second degree' or 'accelerated program' students and the regular 4 year students was that we came in for 'junior year' to do just the core nursing program. Everyone went 16 months without a break. The original plan was the 4-year students would have summer off and we would not.
In a class of about 80 students (?), we were 16 second time students. They say it was competitive to get in. Didn't seem all that hard to me; but I did go in with good grades and good experience. Once school started, we were all doing the same work. Nursing school was a lot of work; but it isn't rocket science. If you have the desire and commitment and basic intelligence, you can do it.