Quote from f_nurse2b16
Location isnt an issue. I am willing to go anywhere in Florida that has a good Nursing program.
Are you looking for ADN programs or BSN programs?
Depending on where you want to work in Florida is also a consideration.
For instance, in Orlando the hospitals love to see the UCF BSN students. But it's because they have a BSN. They also hire from Seminole State College, Valencia State College, Kaiser, Remington, Herzing, etc.
In North Florida, they love to see their local grass, UF, UNF with their BSN and then the smaller colleges with their ADN.
Basically hospitals like to see that you are already a local of the area. With how tough jobs can be sometimes, that could be a simple deciding factor for one new grad over another.
Obviously your 4 year colleges with a BSN program have a solid reputation within the state. But as long as the school is accredited by NLN that's a plus. Check the NLN website for accreditations, schools may lie.
If money isn't an issue, go for your BSN at one of the universities.