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Direct Entry MSN Advice - JHU or Rush U

Pre-Nursing   (121 Views | 1 Replies)
by pattycakess pattycakess (New) New Pre-Student

pattycakess has 1 years experience .

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Rush seems more practical (20k cheaper, CNL), but I am still interested in JHU for reputation, access to research opportunities, and honestly bragging rights (I've never gone to a top ranked anything in my life).  Rush is already online for the fall, while JHU is planning to try to be in person for the fall currently.  JHU seems a bit gimmicky with a #1 ranking, but a 50% acceptance rate and astronomical tuition.  Wondering if either program is worth at the risk of a bad COVID Winter and losing clinical opportunities (if I knew this would happen I would wait and reapply).  Would really like to get feedback from people who have completed the programs, made similar decisions, people who have done direct entry MSN degrees.... 

Hopkins - $95k after small Scholarship; the 'best'; prefer to live in Baltimore to Chicago, especially with COVID; appears to have more interesting research within the school; have no announced online classes for the fall (1 practicum course)

Rush University - $75k; graduate as Clinical Nurse Leader (as I understand this is a couple dollars an hour pay bump in some states); large city not preferred; already announced online for fall (1 practicum course), but would save on rent for another 5 months by taking classes remotely. 

 

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Enarra has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Ambulatory Primary Care.

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With nursing it doesn’t matter what school you go to as long as it’s a legit accredited school.   Name brand means you’ll have more loans or pay more but if money’s not a issue the get what you want.   Companies will not pay any more for a new hire that came from Ivy League vs public / state university 
 

Me I got accepted to both Ivy League and city public college for MSN nursing informatics fall 2020.  Tuition  of a public university is a fraction of the costs of an Ivy League education.  so I picked CUNY public.  Why pay more than you need to.  Best of luck

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