Johns Hopkins or University of Maryland??

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    Are there any nusing graduates from Johns Hopkins or University of Maryland who would share their educational experience and pros/cons of the nursing program?? Thanks, im debating the to schools..all comments are needed HELP!!
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    Research and apply to both schools. Speak with advisors and ask what makes their program different from the other. I remember asking around about which program was better (in D.C.) and I got a host of differing opinions which made me even more confused about where to go!
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    Thanks for the reply...I was accepted into both programs and of course the advisors from each school gave many pros about their program.. I wanted to gain some counsel from those who already went through the programs and can more accurately rate the school. Where did you end up attending?? Also University of Maryland's program is a MSN/CNL program..
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    My moms friend grad from Johns Hopkins (which is like one of the top school apparently). She said it's really great there. I'm just going to do the montgomery college path -_- i really just want to get in the field haha.
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    Did your moms friend say what was go great about JH?? Its really expensive!!
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    Well no she didn't tell me any of that sorry. I would go to Johns Hopkins because its a highly respected school, but if it's too expensive i'd go to maryland which is also highly respected. I'll see if i can get in contact with her and ask.

    edit: Oh i found this website if you want to look through it.

    http://www.studentsreview.com/MD/JHU_g.html
    Last edit by RedXIII_ on Dec 27, '09 : Reason: needed to add more.
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    Thanks sooooooooo much!! Im about to check out the site now, thanks!
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    UMB is fantastic. I love it right now and I can't imagine Hopkins being any better, if at all, for me to justify somehow their ridiculous tuition.

    For me it came down simply to that. Even as a cnl which charges graduate school tuition rates, it should be cheaper than jhu. Is the name worth 30k+ a year?
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    i'd be very wary of the accelerated programs especially the msn. i have worked with 3 that are barely up to cna standards, imo, with next to no clinical skills. i've also worked with new graduate lpns that were far more skilled and knowledgeable. those quickie nursing degrees do a disservice to the patients, coworkers and the student also, imo.
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    Quote from jules a
    i'd be very wary of the accelerated programs especially the msn. i have worked with 3 that are barely up to cna standards, imo, with next to no clinical skills. i've also worked with new graduate lpns that were far more skilled and knowledgeable. those quickie nursing degrees do a disservice to the patients, coworkers and the student also, imo.
    i'm in a traditional program, but i take classes right next to cnls...those in the msn direct entry programs. despite whatever your anecdotal experiences may be, i think its a bit of an overstatement to say that they are barely up to cna standards. of course as new nurses, they won't immediately have all of the clinical skills. however that is something that is very learnable.

    what you can't learn as easily, and what these cnls and other professionals who have come from other fields, is critical thinking skills. in large, they are more intelligent and can think on their own. of course a veteran lpn will be better than a cnl at first. but an lpn may know how to administer a medication or start an iv better, but they don't know the pharmacological method of action for the drug in the body. cnls and other higher prepared nurses add variety and a more rounded experience to the profession who can think and not just follow directions. if thats all nurses, do, then we might as well be replaced by machines.


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