For Direct Entry Graduates----- Does the rank of the program truly matter?? I am trying to decide what program is best for me and get through a good program with the smallest amount of debt. My speciality is FNP and the more hcp I talk to they say to do an accredited program that is the cheapest. From your experience going through direct entry programs what has been your experience. If you were choosing between #1 Penn (174k) vs. #127 Thomas Jefferson FACT ( 68K) which one would you choose and why?