A BSN is a BSN. I don't think what university you come from will make a difference in pay.
I have a BS and opted to go back for the BSN, as opposed to the ADN. If you already have a bachelor's degree, the ADN and BSN take the same amount of time.
Rather than trying for the accelerated track at TCU or TWU, I am going to UTA on a traditional 4 semester timeframe. I had a couple of reasons for doing this:
1. Time. I have a baby at home and my husband already works constantly. We'd never see each other. The accelerated BSN is a lot of work...and I wanted to enjoy at least a little time off.
2. Time it would take to graduate. Yes, it's taking me longer to get the degree, but not by all that much. Accelerated tracks are 15 months. My track will be around 21-22 months (start in August 06 end in May 08). 7 months difference isn't that big of a deal to me.
3. Money. At the time I started school, TCU was the only option for the accelerated track, and it's expensive, as medsomething
posted. UTA's tuition is $3500/semester. Much cheaper. TWU's a state school, so this may not be as much of an issue as it used to be.
It's not an easy decision to make, and I applaud everyone who went the accelerated route! I don't think I would be able to handle it, which is probably the biggest reason I decided against it.
Good luck with your decision!