For those of you with experience of have matriculated to any of these schools, can anybody remark on any that have great instructors, good science-based course work, and a supportive and educationally enriching rotations?
I'm finishing up my BSN now and have been heavily considering PA school for a long time, but it is highly competitive and I was an average (B) student through my ADN eductation so that put a little hurt on my GPA (and I'm not sure if CASPA calculates nursing courses or not). My A.A.-transfer GPA and sGPA were good though, mostly As with a handful of Bs/Cs from everything from Calculus to Organic Chem.
I've been critical of NP education in the past and currently, that's why I have an affinity toward a PA program (as I find their coursework more to my taste), but I would like to keep my options open and if there is any solid NP schools that any of you in FL would recommend I would be much appreciated.
For example: Vanderbilt's curriculum looks pretty promising, but again, not in FL: http://www.nursing.vanderbilt.edu/msn/acnp_plan.html
I am mostly interested in in whatever specialty covers the most ground (FNP? is what seems to be the trend - correct me if I'm wrong).