Quote from Yort781
Also I'm curious about people's opinions of Drexel, and if you were to compare the two which would you say was better.
The Temple nursing program is a decent one, though neither better nor worse than Drexel's (or Villanova's for that matter).
I'd say that in the Phila area, both programs are perceived to be about equal. Outside of Phila, Drexel may have the edge simply because the school is more well-known (though for engineering and business rather than than nursing). Keep in mind that Temple has had a hospital and medical/nursing schools since the college was created in the late 19th century. Drexel also goes back to the late 19th century but has only had a hospital and med/nursing programs
for about the last decade or so (by way of absorbing MCP-Hahnemann in the late 1990's). By the way, my (non-nursing) undergrad degree is from Temple and my masters (also not nursing) from Drexel, so I'm not biased one way or the other. Drexel is far more expensive than Temple though.
The most well-regarded nursing school is U Penn, both locally and nationally (Penn is consistently the number 1 or 2 ranked nursing program in the country). The program is highly competitive and terribly expensive, though there is almost always a lot of financial aid available. If you can't go to Penn, it really doesn't much matter which of the other nursing schools you attend since they're all about equal (Villanova grads may argue about this howver).