I applied to about 6 different schools
for nursing and I decided that money is my number one factor. I don't qualify for grants as this will be my second degree and in this economy, my credit is bad, so I will be paying out of pocket. Hunter and Molloy are the cheapest options for me (Adelphi in 3rd place).
So keeping that in mind, which is a better program? Hunter is half the price of Molloy, BUT I applied to Hunter college, but not to actual school of nursing (they have a requirement where you have to be enrolled first). SO that means that I will have a year of prereqs and then apply for their actual nursing program. There's no guarantee I will get in. On the other hand, if I'm accepted to Molloy, I am already in the nursing program so don't have to worry about that part. Both programs should take me about 3 years to complete, but it's $4k/semester at Hunter vs $9k at Molloy.
If I get accepted to both programs, which one should I go for? Anyone knows anything about Hunter nursing program admission requirements? My overall GPA from the other school I attended is 3.39. I'm not sure if at the point of application to the nursing program Hunter looks at this entire GPA or at the GPA of the courses they agree to transfer + the courses I take at Hunter. In that case, my GPA should rise to well over 3.5 (my gen ed courses were almost all As, I got screwed by finance courses for my previous degree). I'm just afraid of putting all my eggs in one basket. Help!