I just graduated from USF last December and passed my boards on Jan 23rd. I LOVED Saint Francis. I transfered over from Ivy Tech and even though you may pay more, I belive you get what you pay for. Also when it came down to it, I didnt have to pay that much more, USF is great at finding you scholarships
and grants--they know they are expensive and they want to get paid, they will help you find a way , I got a transfer grant and an academic grant from them. The staff knows all thier students well, the counselors are amazing and I feel really have your best interest at stake. I never even know my couselor from Ivy Tech. Transfering to USF was the best choice I ever made.
I felt like I did get alot of good hands on clinical time. Some semesters were more difficult than others, but nursing school as a whole is difficult. I have encouraged many people to look into USF and hope my own children will go there. I hope you give USF a chance---you will be happy you did.
Best of Luck.