I would suggest you investigate more closely beyond just the #
of clinical hours -- as we all know from our undergraduate nursing experiences, there are clinical hours
, and then there are clinical hours
... You will want to be sure that, beyond simply a concrete number of hours, that time will be an intensive, high-quality learning experience, not just putting in time. For whatever reasons, and for better or for worse, there seems to be a huge range of quality among nursing graduate programs. For the amount of blood, sweat & tears (not to mention time and $$$) you will put into any
nursing graduate program, it is well worth putting significant time and effort into research up front to make sure you are committing to a program you will be satisfied with. Of course, you may already be doing that and, if so, kudos to you for being persnickety about your choice!