It is scary esp. when you hear & read all the stuff in the news. I will not say it is a waste of money but the program is still in the infant stage. This will be the fourth class. It was extremely hard and frustrating. You do alot of self teaching, what I mean is YOU have to read alot to truly understand the material. There is not alot of help. It is not a year program. We started 01/05/09 and graduated on 04/05/10 but you dont really graduate until you pass the HESI exam. I have friends still in program because they still have not passed the exam(2nd & 3rd class). So they dont have a diploma and the can't work as a nurse not even a graduate nurse cause the have no diploma. Our class is still waiting for the funding they said was coming, still hasn't come through. I read all the info about this school before I went and I still went. Can I say it was my best decision, NO!! but the end result is I passed the program(with alot of hard work, no sleep, not working, and a failure engagement), passed the Hesi(with outside help, paid by me), and I passed the boards. You need to make your decision and once you make it pray and get ready to work hard. All schools are hard but when you go to a school still in transition you experiene other stressor too. Hope this helps. Good luck and God bless.