I REALLY need your opinion of these schools!

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  3. by   Jenn_RN
    U North Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC .....

    VERY good school -- if you can get in.
  4. by   renerian
    I am sorry but I have not attended any of those nor do I know anyone who has.

    Good luck on your choice,

  5. by   AmiK25
    I attend Indiana University in Indianapolis, and it is a great school! I am in the BSN program and our clinical experiences are almost exclusively in Level One teaching hospitals...many other schools in the area have to go to ECF's or MD offices, but we don't. In our last semester, we have the Capstone experience were you can choose a preceptor in an area you are interested in and work with them one on one for four weeks in the clinical setting. Many grads get job offers from units on which they complete their capstone. There are tons of really great opportunities to work as a student nurse in Indy also. I work in a critical care unit of one of the large teaching hospitals and it is great!! Starting pay for new grads in this area is fairly high, especially considering that we have a relatively low cost of living. Tuition is fairly cheap also.

    Of course, there are things I don't like about the program, but I think that is true of any BSN program....nursing theory classes and all that!!

    Anyway, just my two cents. Let me know if you have any specific questions.
  6. by   maire
    Originally posted by k123456
    MCP Hahnemann U - Philly, PA
    Did not attend this school but it has a GREAT reputation out here!
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  8. by   Thendar
    Wayne State University - Michigan

    Has a HUGE medical campus. Great learning experience.

    The only problem is Detroit is not a typical "college city" if you don't live near campus(availability is scarce and expensive) it is a real pain to find parking and then walking a mile to get to class.
  9. by   Angella Walker
    UW Milwaukee is an ok school but very competitive. There are usually around 200 students that start the BSN program there but there are only 75 clinical slots per semester and even thoes are shared with UW Parkside. I know because i completed my GER there then transferred to Marquette Univ due to $$$$.

    Good luck in your search!!!
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  11. by   kcsunshyn8
    MCP Hahnemann U does have a great reputation down here in Philly. Just last night in my chemistry lab, another student was talking about how Villanova's nursing program got shut down a few years ago because of the incredibly low graduation rate for that program. Obviously it is open again and Villanova is known as an excellent school. I attend Widener University(10min outside of Philly) which has a very good reputation as well.....its a pretty small school though but a lot of nursing students. We have pretty small classes which I like a lot. The tuition is about $30,000 a year but they give a lot of money out so it ends up I'm actually paying less here than at the state school I was attending. Ok hope this helps......good luck with your decision!
  12. by   jenrninmi
    Where did you decide to go?
  13. by   RedSox33RN
    I'm in New England, and have heard wonderful things about the U. of Southern Maine, though I don't know about the nursing program in particular. As for Simmons College, I have heard of it, but not about it. I know many students in the Boston area swear by Boston College and Boston University's Nursing Schools. Have you looked at those?

    Good luck with your searches!