Please do. The 50k for an associates is insane, but if their grads are adequately trained and can get jobs, it's an option that can get someone into the profession without having to waitlist for 3 years. Also, that person is in and out in under 2 years, compared to 2.5 years for a community college program. Of course, it's all meaningless if hospitals won't hire them.
To the OP: I don't have my paperwork in front of me, and it's been a while since I've talked with Kaplan, but I want to say the work experience has to be 6 months, verified by letter from employer. You'll also need acceptable scores on teh TEAS and Wonderlic tests, 2 letters of reccomendation, HS transcripts even if you have a college degree, urine test, and background check. The program is just under 24 months. I think it's 20, but don't quote me on that.