I was part of the inaugural class that graduated from Texas State. Please see and comment on my new thread specifically for alumni.
As far as hiring Texas State graduates, Seton neither endorses or claims to exclude Texas State grads from their applicant pool. I have been at Seton for almost a year now and have spoken to many hiring managers. According to them, they have not heard of any directive from administration to specifically deny employment/opportunity from us. Some still do not know there is a nursing program at Round Rock. They get far too many applicants for each VERSANT cohort to worry about trivial matters like that. During my cohort, there were over 1,000 applicants and they do this three times a year!
I am tired of dispelling and speaking out about this rumor which I think was mainly spread by faculty and staff from our own school. You know who I'm talking about. I believe Seton hired at least 6 from my class. The problem with Seton is that they are very selective on their hiring and they take a long time to reply/make an offer. After all, you will be competing against other highly qualified graduates from not just Texas but the entire country.
As far as clinicals are concerned, yes that is true. That is a politically charged gray area that will not be solved within our lifetime. St David's gave a much larger grant for start up costs and in return they get to put their name in our school.