Quote from 33762FL
I worked in human resources for a while, although not in the healthcare industry. Resumes with degrees from for-profit colleges (University of Phoenix, Devry, Kaplan, Walden, ITT Tech, Art Institute, Capella, Grand Canyon, etc.) went right into the trash. Even if the undergraduate degree was from a state U or a private-non-profit and then they had a Master's or MBA from Phoenix or Kaplan, it was trashed. Basically it showed that the person had poor enough judgement to get an overpriced degree from a for-profit degree mill rather than go to their state university or a private non-profit for less money.
Again, an RN-BSN bridge seems like the same course work no matter where you obtain it, but why would you pay more for it when you can get a better bargain and show HR that you chose this option over others?
Threw them in the trash, based on what?
I have actually looked at EVERY Nurse Educator program in my state...yes, pulled up every single one of them. There are things that I need to "fit"...I need a distance education program and I do not wish to take the GRE's because I have had a 15 year gap in my education...otherwise, I would take it.
I want an academically based Nurse Educator program...not clinically based. That is also, hard to find.
So, by the time you get to my list...that nixes out the programs in my state, then when you move to out-of-state distance based programs, then you get into out-of-state tuition...so that should allow me to pick and choose.
All of the states in my immediate geographical area have up to $20,000 loan forgiveness if you sign a contract to teach nursing school...so that is how I plan to pay part of my loans off, which will take care of all but a small portion of them (I am paying for most of it myself)...so where is the bad judgement in that?
Course STRUCTURE also plays a role...one of the programs that I am looking at only requires me to take ONE course at a time...which allows me to focus fully on it and do well...that makes it manageable when I have to work full time along with two children.
If you ask me..people that graduate with $100K in loans when they won't even be making that in a year so they can avoid waiting lists and go to out-of-state or private schools...have shown worse judgment, if I go by your criteria.
Now, with that said...I am still waiting to hear from someone that has actually EARNED one of these degrees and is using it in a career.