Thanks for the correction about the waiting lists, etc. I was not trained here, so can't offer much insight into the specifics that way.
The new graduates that I work with who went to HPU are (so far) all good, safe new nurses. That being said, there are all kinds of students, just like there are all kinds of nurses. For my own schooling; some of the students were excellent, and some had a more difficult time with mastering nursing skills.
My point being this, pretty much - most any school that is certified, licensed, qualified, etc. will make available a good education. It is up to the individual student to do the bulk of the work and determine how much they learn.
I do understand that some schools have better reputations than others (can't really say that I know either way in this case) - but from my own experience, the student makes the educational process what it is - not the school. You can't force people to learn, much though we'd like to try!
The biggest consideration at this point (again my opinion) would be the $$$ difference in tuition between private and public schools, which is considerable, to say the least.
Just my 0.02