What to do?....Marymount or Catholic University

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    Hello All,

    I was just accepted to both Marymount University and Catholic University. The ranking between both is a huge gap, the cost of attendance is not that much of a huge difference. I have heard that both programs are challenging (have heard Catholic is very challenging).

    Does anyone have any suggestions or comments about either or both programs?

    Please Help
    Dannie
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    Hi Dannie!

    I am currently a student at Marymount, so my response may be biased and I cannot speak on Catholic U. The program is intense, but very doable. I'm not sure if you plan on working while you are in school, but it is not advised. I know a few ladies who work full-time, some part-time, and all are doing well, however I'm not entirely sure of their social support.

    What do you mean by the ranking is a huge gap.

    Good luck with your decision!
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    Thank you for our reply....and I chose Marymount :-)

    When I say the Ranking, I meant the US Schools National Rankings Catholic University is somewhere around 60 where Marymount is somewhere around 190 as far as Nursing programs.

    CUA - http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsa...america-131283
    MU - http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsa...versity-232706
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    Ok, I understand. Did you apply for your BSN or MSN? I took a look at the links and it seems they were graduate programs. I'm only speaking from the perspective of the accelerated BSN program.
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    Ok, I understand. Did you apply for your BSN or MSN? I took a look at the links and it seems they were graduate programs. I'm only speaking from the perspective of the accelerated BSN program.
    Hello!

    I was wondering how long did it take to complete the acc program at Marymount. Was it 16months including the summer?
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    I am actually about to start the accelerated BSN program. It is scheduled for 15 months so I will be done Dec 2012. And yes a summer session is included.
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    Thank you!! Can I ask what your gpa was when u applied. I am currently waiting to here a response. My gpa is a 3.2 and ive worked in health care so I pray i get in!
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    You can forget those rankings. All that matters is do you have a license. No employer is going to hire you if you went to Catholic over MU. If you are smart, hard worker, and reliable...then you will be good to go. I graduated 5 years ago from Marymount and have worked non stop since then. No one ever asks (or cares) where I went to nursing school. They care that I am VERY careful when dispensing medications. I show up for work. I don't gossip. I can be trusted and counted on. So..I would pick a school based on what is best for you.
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    Hello all! Can you please tell me on what you guys decided? Did you get into and complete the program at Marymount or did you decide to go somewhere else? I'd love to get all the details! Please and thank you! God Bless.


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