Perhaps it is time to re-evaluate. Why I am gravitating to Catholic universities.

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by honeyforasalteyfish honeyforasalteyfish (Member)

For years I resented my Catholic upbringing. Community college has done wonders for me, but I find myself gravitating towards Catholic universities for continuing my education. Its strange my life has been an odd one.

Of my list of nearly a dozen nursing schools 3 are state schools, one community college program LPN, and ADN, but nearly half a dozen are Catholic university BSN programs that I find myself drawn to.

I went to Catholic grammar school, and high school. For years I protested my upbringing I suppose I resented my father who demanded I be raised Catholic. Now I find my top two target schools are Catholic universities, and at least 4 more are Catholic.

They seem like a good fit for me, and they now have my transcripts. I have received an excellent reception from all the schools I want to go to, but I find I have my heart set on two Catholic universities.

Its strange, but I just want to be given an opportunity, and I feel like these schools are my best outlet for that opportunity despite the expense, and I find them immensely preferable to for profit universities of which only one is on my list.

BCgradnurse

BCgradnurse, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in allergy and asthma, urgent care. Has 13 years experience. 1 Article; 1,678 Posts

I went to a Jesuit school for both RN and NP programs (and I am not Catholic). Religion never seemed to play into anything we were taught. If you think a Catholic school is a good fit for you, then go for it. Make sure the program fits your needs, but do not disregard expense. High debt can affect your life for years.

I have a personal bias against for-profit schools. I think they are looked down upon by employers, but I could be wrong. It wouldn't be the right choice for me, but we're not talking about me....;)

honeyforasalteyfish

honeyforasalteyfish

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I went to a Jesuit school for both RN and NP programs (and I am not Catholic). Religion never seemed to play into anything we were taught. If you think a Catholic school is a good fit for you, then go for it. Make sure the program fits your needs, but do not disregard expense. High debt can affect your life for years.

I have a personal bias against for-profit schools. I think they are looked down upon by employers, but I could be wrong. It wouldn't be the right choice for me, but we're not talking about me....;)

Yes I am trying to avoid debt, and I am not very religious. Some of the Catholic universities impress me however. One in particular.

mindofmidwifery, ADN

Specializes in ICU Stepdown. 1,419 Posts

Why would a catholic college give you the most opportunity?

honeyforasalteyfish

honeyforasalteyfish

3 Articles; 262 Posts

Why would a catholic college give you the most opportunity?

Rolling start, most align with my courses taken. Not because they are necessarily better