I am currently an undergrad student in the nursing program. Just wanted to let you know a little bit more about HBU's nursing program from a student's point of view:
This Fall 2012 is about to be my 2nd semester in the nursing program, and I am about to begin my junior year of college. Yes, I have attended HBU since my freshman year, and I did transfer in some hours from dual credit courses back in high school. Yes, HBU's nursing program takes 4 years, but HBU is also an actual university. A lot of your decision depends on what type of school you want to attend. Coming from high school and before you get accepted into the nursing program, you're probably going to want to make some time for a social life, and at HBU there's a lot of different organizations that you could become a part of. Several sororities, various cultural groups, our dance or cheerleading team, sports, choir, and our Nursing Student Association are just some examples.
In regards to HBU's nursing program, our school is well-known throughout the Med Center in Houston, so we do have clinical rotations there and other locations in the Houston area. Most, if not all, of the nursing faculty do have their MSN degree (Masters of Science in Nursing), so they are highly trained and educated in the nursing field. They all have an open-door policy, which means they are more than willing to help you with any sort of questions you might have regarding the nursing program, or any nursing-related class.
I personally know someone who is attending Chamberlain, and he has told me that it is also a rigorous, but great program. I also do know that the school is strictly a Nursing or medically-related school. Most of his classmates are those of older age, or those who want to continue school later in their lives.
Hope this information was of some help to you.