Quote from mmartin94
Im a senior in highschool in memphis,tn. I want to become a nurse but i am confused on which route to take. I heard u of m is good but are you able to help form the tecahers if needed? Can someone please tell which one would you choose between U of Memphis or Baptist?
They are both great schools.
I chose Memphis (so I am a bit biased) because
(1) It offers a traditional college experience
(2) They offer a wider variety for clinical experiences (i.e., not just at Baptist)
(3) Memphis grads are really valued. Just the other day, I was chatting with the Dean of the program and a faculty member and she commented that one of the Director of nurses of one of the large hospitals in the area said (U of) Memphis nurses are the best.
(4) Memphis has a graduate school program that you are guaranteed admission if you graduate with a certain GPA (3.25, i believe).
Either way, both schools are well respected in the area and will prepare you for the NCLEX/to be a nurse...so you really can't go wrong either way.