I don't know, but it's frustrating. I am trying to decide between UCSF and Penn, and although I'm almost certain I will go with UCSF, part of me is very concerned about the funding issue. I know Penn has plenty of money. I do know that once we've been admitted to a specialty, they have to allow us to finish it... so if your specialty gets cut, it's only for future students/applicants and won't affect you. Also, maybe the fact that they cut back this year is a good sign in that it means they really want to make sure that those admitted get a good experience? I've heard about about issues with clinicals during the RN portion from some of the years when the class was significantly larger. Maybe a smaller class is a good thing? I don't know.
I'd love to hear thoughts from current MEPN students about this issue, or just thoughts from other admitted students as well. I know the class is smaller this year, but it seems like barely anyone is posting about UCSF and the facebook group is tiny, lol. Where are all the other admitted students?
What is this about online classes...? That's news to me. I thought UCSF didn't have any online education? That's seriously concerning. Ugh, I hate online education (I've taken 2 classes online before and seriously learned next to nothing).
The school is still ranked very highly and I think it's #1 in NIH funding... so that has to mean something, right? It's still one of the best nursing schools
in the country, despite CA's debt crisis.