I was accepted into it as well, but forfeited due to not getting a job in sf, and getting a job in a different state, and also it was very expensive. I think it is a rare breed nowadays to find CNL's, i know ucsf only has a handful, it's just a broder MSN, and many aren't sure what it is so they don't really hire them. NP's will always be around, I decided to go into an MSN education track, it's cheaper, and someday when I leave the bedside I'll have an MSN and can do management or teaching, which is what I really want.
It's a lot of money, and I know my hospital gives me money for education, but I know that's only specific to each hospital, ask HR when you call around but you'd have to be employed with them. Best of luck also to your new job! There are pell grants from FAFSA and loans thru them also which you don't have to payback until after you graduate when you begin working. I really can't see the worth of the cost, when so many other schools are cheaper. I believe dominican university is only slightly cheaper, again, I just don't see the value in that particular position with that debt. It seems to me many higher graduate programs are becoming business factories, and since people know these school names, students run to them, but an MSN is an MSN regardless, slightly different focus but still an MSN.