Quote from LovelyBlue
No need to be so indignant. The question is not concerning how you view my resume.
Elkpark is understandably indignant because you asked for input and opinions, and then in your very next post seem to discount that input based on your own erroneous assumptions.
NP programs have been around for decades now, they are far from new.
And while having HCA pick up the cost if you attend American Sentinel for the MSN portion is understandably enticing, AS is a for profit school with all that entails.
You asked, "If I can set up good clinical experience for myself, will the didactic quality be comparable?"
Of course not. Human nature being what it is of course the NP's you work with on a daily basis in your own ED or hospital are going to be kinder, gentler and far less likely to critique your technique if they like you and work with you daily.
It's not a reflection on them. It's not a reflection on you. It's just human nature.
Secondly, getting outside of your own hospital and work environment will offer invaluable experience in how other system and providers provide healthcare. Getting as broad an experience as possible in your field is always preferable. Even if you plan on staying at your one HCA hospital for your entire career, getting broader experience will make you a better provider.
If you can manage to gain admittance to UF's program you should consider yourself lucky and pursue it full steam ahead.