i'm a current student in UCFs accelerated 2nd bachelor's degree program. In addition, I live in Lakeland, so I have about an hour to an hour & a half commute each way.
I can comment about the quality of the program at UCF and its professors. There are a lot of unique clinical experiences that I'm not sure you would get at a community college, but to be fair, i'm not at all familiar with the program you're considering. The BSN programs at UCF are competitive, but at least for the accelerated program, the overall GPA isn't as high as some might think. Most of my classmates are in the 3.5+ (overall) category, but we have students that barely made a 3.0 and they've been quite successful. That being said, I do think that most all of us have a near 4.0 in our pre-requisite courses. Something that we learned about UCF after we started the program is the NCLEX pass rate. UCF has the highest in the state for any school/program, near 98%. And to me, that speaks volume about the quality of the program and the investment they make to ensure that we're prepared.
As to your question about the commute, I can say that it's bearable but certainly adds a lot of time to your day. After a 12 hour clinical, you'll be exhausted, but I haven't felt like it's impossible to do. Just consider how you handle stress and lack of sleep and whether or not this is an additional stressor that you'd be willing to add to an already BUSY/DIFFICULT day.
My last bit of info is to consider what it is that you ultimately want to do in nursing. If you want to be an RN and that's it, then you might consider the community college route. The pay differential for AS vs. BSN students is really minimal, so it won't "cost" you much in the long run. However, if you want to pursue a terminal degree (ARNP, PhD) or go the anesthesia route, then you might be better served to go ahead and get your BSN. It will save you a lot of time and money
Hope this helps...feel free to send me a message offline if you have more specific questions about the UCF program.