I agree with you on most of your points. I attend Concorde Career Institute simply because I need a 'fast-track' school since I have been on waiting lists for several nursing programs around the country (we're a military family) for approximately 10 years now and have worked in the nursing field for 12 years. Private nursing schools are a business which supposedly specialize in 'education'. I will be the first one to tell you even though I am attending one, DON'T DO IT!!!!!!
These programs are not for everyone, and at $22,500 for a 9-12 month program, it's worth it to some and not to others. For me personally, I decided to do it since I'm not sure how much longer my husband and I will be in Texas. Good luck.