Hi. I'm new to the board and just wanted to see if anyone had any knowledge of University of South Alabama's College of Nursing or the Faulkner State Community College nursing program. I have all of my pre-reqs to get into the BSN program at USA but can't decide which program would be better. My issues are the drive time to USA and the cost. I also keep going back to 5 semesters and I've got the BSN or 5 semesters and I still just have my Associates. Drive time is about 1:15 to Mobile vs 30 minutes to Fairhope and the cost is about double the last time I checked. I've read some negative comments about USA on this board but just wanted to get any feedback that some of you may have. Due to my age (42) and family commitments, schools outside of this immediate area are not in the cards. There are 2 other options for BSN programs that I know of and that's University of Mobile and University of West Florida. Any help out there?
To throw another bit of confusion into this post, I also have been accepted into a Physical Therapist Assistant program at Pensacola State College. Initially, when I went back to school this was my interest but a concern over job availability led me to the nursing direction. As you can tell, this is a confusing and frustrating time.