Wow this thread has gone on for *forever*! And so I feel this is appropriate to ask, though not GEPN related.
I currently work in the SICU at Yale. I'm looking for FNP schools. My questions for you are why did you choose to look at Yale? Lots of people seem to be looking at the top Yale/Hopkins/Columbia names and I'm wondering if they are so much better than every where else? Meaning, when I applied to undergrad schools, picking a specific school (ie Ivy leagues), was very important. But the vibe I've gotten regarding grad schools is that the institution is not as important, unless there is a negative reputation attached.
Basically, it seems like Yale costs a whole lot more than anywhere else... its private, big name, etc. Is the program so much better? I can't see many jobs focusing on the Yale name (well maybe to get you in the door for an interview)...