Hi. I'm not new to the site. I have looked up things here all the time and find it quite helpful! I just finally decided to get a user name and get involved. I am currently pursuing my ADN at a community college in Dayton, Ohio. I then plan to go immediately on and get my BSN and then NP. I was planning to go to the University of Cincinnati for both but ran into someone over the weekend who told me they have heard some very negative things about UC's NP program and recommended Wright State University...so now I am torn...Anyway...that's my story ...hope to chat with some of you sometime...:spin:
Dec 11, '06
Welcome to Allnurses. Good luck to you.
Dec 12, '06
I'm a UC Grad! When I was applying to programs I applied to Wright State and UC and was accepted to both. I chose UC and was in the PNP program. The main reason I chose UC was 1) I liked the idea of living in Cincinnati better than Dayton, 2) I got to work at Children's Hospital in Cincinnati (Top 10 in the country) and 3) UC gave me a 90% tuition waiver based on my GRE scores (the old ones, not the new kind). I loved my program and had some classes with the FNP's as well as friends in the FNP programs who liked their program. It was traditional in the sense that you went to class on campus, but they usually had them scheduled on Tues, Weds, Thurs, which gave you time to work full time over the weekend. All of my teachers were fair, but some were harder than others. The teacher I disliked the most and would consider unfair isn't there any more.
The PNP program at UC had interviews for elligible applicants, so if you get an interview, it may help you make a better informed decision.
I passed my PNP cert boards the first time. Like I said, it was enjoyable and for me was a great program. No regrets.
Also, maybe there is some rivalry between the two? While living in Cincinnati, I head Wright wasn't the way to go!
You need to find the best fit for you. That is what is important.
Dec 12, '06
Thank you so much for your reply. Much appreciated! I have always had my heart set on UC. We live in Dayton so it would be a commute for me which isn't a big deal. I've never been a huge fan of Wright State so when I was given this latest info. about their program being so much better I was so disappointed! I think I will follow through on both and perhaps once and if accepted it will be clear to me! Thanks again for the reply! :smilecoffeecup: