I have my BSN and I'm eagerly looking to get back in to school to work on my NP degree. I know this question has probably been asked a million times so far, but I have a unique kind of issue.
I live in Florida right now and I want to move out of state for several reasons. However, I have a family member that works at South University, which is a private, for-profit school. I could go there for a greatly reduced price (possibly free, minus books). A part of me says, "Hey, tuition discount? Of course!" But the academic part of me thinks it would be far better to go to a well-known school (not necessarily a Harvard, but something not for-profit).
South University is just getting their FNP program started and I don't think its had a graduating class yet (at least at the campus I'm near).
Should I take the cheap move and go with South? Or would it be wiser to stick to an already established program, even if it means more money?
i would check into accreditation. if they haven't had a graduating class yet then they might not have their full accreditation.
i had a similiar issue. im a married homeowner and there is a private school here for nursing that i could start ASAP, be done in two years, etc. but they were not accredited by the nursing board yet (but you could still take your NCLEX if you graduate). Because of this I opted to move 4 hours away into my husbands parents spare guest room and go to a fully accredited fast track nursing school there (ALSO PRIVATE FOR PROFIT)
sucks leaving my beautiful home and husband for the period of time ill be in school, but its worth it, it looks better to come from a school that is accredited!!
Last edit by CNA1488 on Nov 23, '11