Hello - I have been accepted into Gonzagas nursing school, and had an interview for the Washington State University nursing school as well - I will hear from them either way in 2 weeks. They are both BSN programs - not ADN to BSN. My question is does it matter what school you graduate from as far as employment? The advisors here say it makes no difference, but I think that's a local's perspective - I am considering other places to live too. I know I haven't heard from WSU yet, so I may not have to decide between the two if I don't get in to WSU, but I would like to get some input as to how I should decide in case I do. A few more facts to consider: Gonzaga's job placement is 75% before they graduate, WSU don't state theirs. The NCLEX passing rate is the same as WSU. I like Gonzaga in the fact that they have more faculty to student ratio, and your clinicals are with 2 of the major hospitals here. WSU has their clinical with one of them, and the other clinicals are in LTCs and a psych institution. The locations of the schools are the same - one is across the river from the other (I live in Spokane, WA).With Gonzaga I would have to go to school in the summers to complete the university requirements for the philosophy and religion. It costs more to go to Gonzaga, but I got scholarships
to reduce the cost of tuition. With WSU, I would just start fall quarter. The cost difference over the next 2 years would be 15 - 20K total. What do you think? Thanks.
May 29, '11
Yes it is CCNE accredited. I do like the fact that the student teacher ratio is higher too. The school in itself is very well regarded and hard to get into. I consider myself very blessed to be in the nursing program. Thanks!
Last edit by Nyzpitbull on May 29, '11
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