Nursing Programs: Public vs Private Universitys, does it really matter? - page 2

Hello all current nursing students and active Nurses! I need to pick your brains please! I am a 2nd degree student and mother of 2 beautiful girls. I made the biggest decision in my life coming... Read More

  1. Visit  mindlor profile page
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    I dont know how many times I have to mention it.....

    A C C R E D I D A T I O N

    Now listen, I am an idiot and dont know what I am talking about so please....

    Dont listen to a word I say.......
  2. Visit  gizzel84 profile page
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    Hey everyone. Thanks again for the insight. I accepted my seat at Hunter (public).I am very excited to start.
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  3. Visit  jemmens profile page
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    I Have been at both a private nursing school and a public nursing school. I transfered from the private nursing school because it was too expensive, and my father got a job at the pulic university and I had to pay only half the tuition so I tranfered to the public school.

    This is just my opinion and it doesnt reflect all the private and public nursing schools in the US. I thought the classess where easier to pass at the private school and I had a 4.0 gpa over there, if you think about it, private school is like a business and the students are the customers,they get minimal funding from the state and federal gov. so they will do anything to keep the students and make them stay and pay the expensive tuition.
    but when I got to public school, cos of my GPA from the private school I got a scholarship and let me tell you a public school will make sure they get a good return on their investment in you. the classess were harder, and my GPA has dropped to 3.6 ever since. I find that it is difficult in general to get an A in a public school vs. a private school. Again it could also be that I started all my hardcore nursing courses at the public school so that may account for the drop in GPA as well.
  4. Visit  AKreader profile page
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    I definitely disagree with the idea that private schools are easier. I am in a nursing program at the only private school in my area -- there are three other public universities around that also offer a BSN. Our grading system is much higher than the others, and our classes are tough. We also will graduate with more clinical hours.

    Private school is not the easy way out.
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  5. Visit  jemmens profile page
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    Quote from sadavey
    I definitely disagree with the idea that private schools are easier. I am in a nursing program at the only private school in my area -- there are three other public universities around that also offer a BSN. Our grading system is much higher than the others, and our classes are tough. We also will graduate with more clinical hours.

    Private school is not the easy way out.
    That's why I said it is only my opinion from my experience from both a private and a public. U dnt have to agree and u re entitled to urs.
  6. Visit  theantichick profile page
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    I think it all depends on the area. I have heard of places where the public nursing programs are not well respected.

    Where I'm at, the public schools (community college) are very highly respected. The private universities have good programs, but I've been interested to find that when we're out in clinicals, the floor nurses aren't impressed with the students. They are almost always very impressed with the students from the community colleges and the public university.

    Then there are the private nursing schools. They are a racket and not worth the time even investigating.

    Like someone said here - CHECK THEIR ACCREDITATION, and there should be a mechanism to check both their graduation rates and their NCLEX pass rates, do it. A school that flunks everyone out so their NCLEX is high probably isn't any better than a place that passes everyone and half fail the NCLEX. You want a balance. But if they're not properly accredited, keep on walking.


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