Hi all! I am brand new to this website after stumbling upon it when trying to ascertain some information about my newly chosen career path.
I am currently taking my BSN prerequisites at a Junior College and it's getting to that point where I need to decided where I would like to apply. I live in California and I am definitely interested in staying here. I know of just about every BSN program in the state, but there is very little information when it comes to which programs are the best!
I know that where your diploma is from isn't the only factor in getting hired, but I truly believe that some schools must have better reputations than others, yet there is absolutely NO information on it.
For example, I have heard from multiple different sources that Dominican University in Northern California has a reputation for not being the most rigorous program and the surrounding hospitals know it and some Dominican grads have a harder time finding a job right away...
I have gravitate towards the programs that seem like they are the most difficult to get into, like San Francisco State and CSU Long Beach, because I want to work hard and get into the absolute best program I can manage!
I'm just curious if anyone has some info on how much weight hospitals put into where you get your diploma (especially in CA)