I am admitted to two different nursing programs
1. Univeristy of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Traditional BSN for 3 years.
2. Shenandoah University
Accelerated BSN program for 15 months.
Tuition was, Shenandoah University is a little cheaper just because it's shorter.
U of M definately has a better program academically and clinically.
I was originally gonna join Shenandoah University, then I found out that they were still trying to get a few
professors to teach some of the courses. I became worried if the program wasn't stable and could become cancelled. With the current economy, even schools
are struggling, and I wouldn't be surprised if small universities had to cancel some of their programs.
Also, as an international student, having a diploma from a better school would make a difference in getting employed? I know it doesn't matter at all once you get the job, but could school name matter in order to get the first job?
Additionally, I would a lot more work / internship experiences at U of M, than at Shenandoah.
I am starting to think U of M might actually be a wiser choice even though it's longer and would cost a little extra in the long run?