I'm having a bit of a personal dilemma choosing NP programs, hopefully you folks can offer some input!
I live in an area with a fair amount of options to get an FNP degree. Assuming that actually getting accepted to a school isn't an issue, I can go to an Ivy League school that I can't afford, a state school that is cheap but very disorganized with poor customer service skills, or a couple of small Catholic institutions that aren't too expensive, but as colleges (aside from their nursing programs
) aren't too highly rated in general.
My dilemma is that the location and timing of the FNP programs at the small schools lend themselves best to what I need, but I have no idea as to how potential employers perceive different schools. Does prestige matter at all, or are all NPs created equal as long as they pass their boards and do well in the program?