I was currently admitted by three nursing programs
: two 12-month accelerated-BSN (University of Rochester and Edgewood college in Madison, Wisconsin), and the other one is a three-year direct-entry MSN program on Family Nurse practitioner track. I am kind of confused of which one to choice. I personally really like the direct-entry MSN program which will save me some time since I am already in my late 20s. Eventually I want to go for the NP program for sure. But I wonder how competitive a fresh grad of Nurse practitioner without any experience will be. It sounds like in most cases that direct-entry NP grads are treated unequally for lacking of experience. And this program comes with a hefty price tag. And it's a huge commitment in time as well. I don't want to spend three years in school coming out with heavy-loaded student loans but not be able to find a job. University of Rochester's BSN is not cheaper either but as least its only one year. Do you know how are their grads doing on the job market? Is it worth to trade one or two years with finishing accelerated BSN first and land a job first to work for a year or two and then go for NP program? Need some advice. Your insight is very much appreciated.