Just wanted to tell you that it does not matter AT ALL where you go to school for your BSN (or ADN for that matter). Generally no pay difference--no effect on MSN prospects,etc.
A few years ago when I started looking for acclerated BSN or MEPN programs, I instintively looked first at the Columbia's, Duke's, etc. because in my original undergrad work and in the working world I came from, the "better" the school the better it will affect and reflect on your career prospects.
I'm not sure that this is necessarily a good thing but in nursing it simply isn't even considered. At least at the BSN level--maybe some docs would prefer an Ivy MSN NP--but even then I don't think so much. To many, sadly, a nurse is a nurse is a nurse.
Truly, one should take whichever route is the cheapest for them, at least for initial RN licensure. I ended up w/a BSN from a well known (in its area anyway)private college out of state and all I ever heard was" why did you spend so much to be a nurse?" BTW, I actually got a scholarship
It's sad that nursing education isn't valued like it is by other professions. Check out the educational threads on here and you'll find it isn't necessarily valued within the profession either.
Do whatever is best for you!