I was also considering applying to The Mount. I have heard that the school was having some problems with their students passing the NCLEX, which to me means that they are not doing a very good job preparing their students. I am from the area (I have a bachelors from Saint Francis which is right down the road), so I know a lot of people that have gone there. i hear their administrative department is terribly disorganized. I've heard about billing problems, scheduling problems, you name it. I have also heard that you may drive long distances (2hours or more) for clinicals.
I am going to attend Conemaugh School of Nursing in the fall. I hear it is very hard, but their pass rates are excellent. I am not sure about any bridge programs they may have. The program is 2 years, but you don't get an associates degree, you get a certificate. A lot of the credits are transferable to colleges. All clinicals are done at the hospital. If you work for the hospital after you graduate they have on-site, free bachelor's degree. This program may be worth looking into.
Let me know if I can be of anymore help!