I too live in NY, so I understand about the cost thing.
I work in Arlington, my commute from home to work is about 19 miles each way. As I will have to work full time and go to school (if accepted) Bennington to Arlington is about 20 minutes.
Did you look at Adirondack Community college?? the have an RN program in WIlton (Saratoga) and Glenns Falls, If I did that I would have about an hour and a quarter to get back to Arlington, so its not feasible for me, cheaper but not realistic yet anyway.
Any program In Albany is out of the question, But I have heard that most are excellent.
I had talked to one of the Instructors at VTC a few months ago, she was very nice in answering all my questions and helpful as to what would be good to take at CCV for pre-reqs. I did not know that CCV existed, had I known I could have taken some Algebra and maybe a A&P course, but I missed the cut off by a few days. The will post their Summer Schedule soon (3/1).
Classes go till about 1-2 pm if I remember correctly, Clinicals are at SVMC, The Center for care and re-hab and the Veterans Home, all in Bennington.
Do you live in one of those one traffic light towns like I do??
Thanks for your reply,