Hello and congratulations! I'm about to start my second semester at TWU and will be heading to Colton in August for phase II. I was a little disappointed at first when I got the offer for Colton as my site, as I'm originally from Fort Worth and was hoping to get a spot there; however, after reading up on Arrowhead Regional and talking to a few people, I can now say that I'm genuinely excited about getting the opportunity to go out there. I've heard lots of really good things regarding the facility and the clinical experiences had there by previous students.
There wasn't a long distance option for Colton for my class - all of the students who will be heading that way are currently in Fort Worth for didactics. It's nice to hear that they opened that option back up.
I'm unfamiliar with the area but I do know that most previous students elected not to live in Colton. A friend of mine in class is from the area and has told me that there are nice communities within about 15 miles of the hospital, and that rent is reasonable, especially for apartments. As my wife and I have two large dogs an apartment will not be an option for us unfortunately.
If you haven't yet, go to the *allnurses.com CRNA forum* forum and search Colton. The most recent post is from 2010 if I remember correctly, but will still give you some previous students take on their experience there.