I've been ruminating for a little over a year now about applying to a direct entry MSN and I'm STILL in the process of elimination on the school and programs to which I should apply. Much of the debate I have with myself is mostly about which school would best prepare me for the field of nursing.
In the beginning, I was heavily geared towards trying for the UCSF's MEPN because it seems like the ultimate place to be in terms of getting the best education, clinical and research training, and also because I live just across the bay from it. However, for these very same reason, everyone wants to go there and so their admission process is highly competitive if not the most. And so the process continues. I started thinking of other schools
that I might have a chance of getting into and names such as Samuel Merritt University, Simmons University, UT Austin, Emory came into mind. I also came across a program at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and this program appeals to me because it gives me the option to go beyond after the MSN part to get a degree in ND. So, here's my question, has anyone an opinion about the school and their nursing program?