To echo many of the people on this thread, there are many Brick & Mortar nursing schools
out there! I wholeheartedly agree with you that I learn better in a classic face to face B&M institution. That is my learning style, we each have different ways of learning and to understand your style and what works for you is important when trying to get a good education. Kudos to you for being aware of this and seeking an educational format that works for you.
UCSF is a great school. Columbia, Hopkins, Simmons in Boston all are great programs.
Yes, please don't use midlevel provider to describe our role. There was a wonderful article (can't remember where now) that discusses how the term reflects negatively on us as providers and why it shouldn't be used. Once I am licensed, I would prefer to just be called a nurse or midwife. Either one works for me.