Everyone. Just got accepted by ucla mecn and csun absn programs. I have one masters degree in other field. Nursing is a brand new field for me and I am at the stage of changing career.
I am debating to choose which school now. I don't have any nursing experience. I know ucla mecn allows you to have msn without specialty options but CNL. I was told that the first few years after graduation, it makes no difference between direct entry msn and BSNs. However, I wonder if the name of ucla will help me find the first job after mecn program. I was also told that direct entry msn without nurising experience might have difficulty to get their first jobs after the program.
I also concern about the future promotion if I pursue absn. I wonder if the masters degree in another filed I possess can help me be promoted as management or other special units? Or I need to have a msn to get promoted to management ?
I also consider the affordability of tuition fees. Csun is much cheaper tuition fees. But is that worthy to go to ucla mecn program with more students loans than csun absn?