I'm over at Riverside in the E/W program, we are just past the half way point. Unfortunately there are no more E/W classes after us except for the LPN bridge students. They do two day class starts a year, fall and spring. Can't speak to the wait list. It is still a diploma program, very good reputation, lots of clinical time.
Sentara started their BSN program about a year and a half ago. It is a 2.5+ program, you come in with 1.5 years of college credits and they finish it up with all the nursing specific stuff. They have yet to be accredited for a BSN, they are still accredited as a diploma program, they wont pick up the new accreditation untill they graduate a class or two. That is what I was told by one of my instructors a while back. Due dillegence would be to ask them about that. Like Riverside, its a hospital based program so they get as much clinical time as they want since they own the hospitals. TCC and all the other non-hospital programs have to negotiate that time. I have heard only good things about the program, unlike some others in the area. They probably have a bit of a waiting list too.
There are a couple of private for profit schools
, MCI and Fortis. They are the most expensive and can be very fast paced.
There are the 4 year programs too. ODU, Norfolk State, Hampton U. Probably the hardest programs to get into. Hope this helps, if you need more specifics, just ask.