U of MN or St. Catherine's MSN program?

  1. Hi all,
    I am in great turmoil. I tried to get into the University of MN's Entry-Level Master's program and failed. I feel defeated. I am now trying to get into the Entry-Level Master's program at St. Catherine's. I have people telling me not to settle and to try again next year at the U of MN and people telling me to go to St. Catherine's. I like St. Catherine's cause it is small, personal and friendly. I hate that the U is big and sees you as a number because there are so many people that want to go there - they don't need you. The problem is that the U has the clout and the prestige and the name. So my question is do I do all the hard work and try to get accepted to the U, which may be all for nothing or do I just go for St. Catherine's. I don't want to regret any decisions. Not trying for the U of MN means more time with my small kids but less prestige. If I go for the U of MN, I have to study and take the GRE, volunteer, take another class and perhaps get a CNA job. I don't have to do anything else for admittance into the St. Catherine's program. Does one school over another matter that much? What would you do?
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  3. by   SaraG21

    I don't know if you even check this website anymore, but I'm going to ask you anyway. Did you end up applying to St Kate's Master's - Entry Level program and get in? I am applying for the second time in the next couple months. I applied two years ago when it was brand new and was wait-listed (and eventually didn't get in). If you did, I would love to hear about your experience! I hope to hear from you.
  4. by   ruby0810
    I graduated from Saint Catherine with my undergrad in Public Health. I will be transitioning into nursing and have looked at their MSN program as well. I will be submitting my application soon. I am wondering did you ever applied?

    @saraG21- you will be applying as well? I am applying to other ASBN programs out of state. I have not heard from them yet but their program starts in July/august. Should I just wait for saint Kate? What is your suggestion?