First off, thanks for taking the time to read this post.
I am a senior nursing student at Boston College (BC) looking to go right into an FNP program following graduation. I've been accepted into the Fifth Year program at BC, which would allow me to graduate with an MSN as an FNP in May 2013
. (I've taken 4 graduate courses during my senior year and have to do a summer session, as well.)
However, I just got accepted into Yale's FNP program. The Yale program starts in the fall and is 2 years long, with a graduation date of May 2014.
Being that I'm from CT, I could save some money by living at home if I were to go to Yale. Renting an apartment in Boston, even for those 12 months-- would probably tack on at least 12K. I am waiting to hear back from yale about their financial aid, so that will probably be my deciding factor.
My real question is whether or not the additional year
of studies and possibly higher expenses are worth it, just because Yale is an ivy league institution? Any advice would help!