Tally, they will tell you whatever it takes to get you to go through their program--it's money for them. They are a business.
I knew a girl that told me something very similar to what you said (I had just graduated nursing school and was waiting to take NCLEX and she hadn't even started nursing school, just been accepted); she said that her school lined the jobs up for them and they would come out making 70,000 dollars a year, etc. I tried to explain the reality that nursing jobs
are not a given, that the area we live in does not pay 70,000 dollars a year to a nurse (esp. to a new grad...you are lucky to find a job, but my area still is hiring some new grads though...just not enough for every new grad). I told her it is more like 18 dollars an hr base pay; little more for experience; and more for critical care units and night shift differential--all that would add to about $24/hr. Working 40 hrs/wk at 24 dollars an hour still only gives you $45,000 or so a year; which is great money, but it's not anywhere close to $70,000. I also informed her she will be cleaning incontinent patients and doing CNA work (her school told her she was going to be a nurse--she didn't have to clean patients); she will be working weekends and holidays. They are 12 hour shifts usually. She wasn't informed that she would be working weekends, holidays, and 12 hr shifts (how convenient that her school left that out). I don't know if she stayed in nursing school or what happened; but my point to you is this--are you willing to do this even if the economy gets better? In other words, is this a money move or is this because you want to be a nurse?
Now, you are in law enforcement, so you probably have the holidays/weekends/maybe long shifts (I have no idea what law enforcement works); so, some of it is adjustable. But, make sure you get all the details and you really want to be a nurse. If you do, then good luck in nursing school. If not, good luck in your law enforcement career.
I am not trying to be mean, but it seems like some people do not look over all the details about nursing before they jump in.