Time vs. Quality of Nursing School

  1. Hi,

    I'm a pre-nursing student considering both Samuel Merritt University and National. Should I aim for Samuel Merritt, although it's more costly and will take a year longer to apply to than the other schools? Or should I try to get in as soon as possible and aim for National? I'm young (21) so I have time to spare, but I just feel so rushed by people I know. What do you guys think?

    I heard that National graduates may have a hard time finding a job and that Samuel Merritt grads are desired by hospitals around CA... What have you guys heard?

    Thank you,
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    Joined: May '12; Posts: 12
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  3. by   britthohenbrink
    I personally don't know anything about either of the colleges but based on the information that you mentioned i would go for the one that costs more and increases your chances of getting a job later on. Think of it this way.... they extra money and time that you put into school will pay off by getting a job rather than paying less and graduating sooner to apply everyone and not get a job. In the end it's up to you, but that's what I would do. Good luck!!!
  4. by   socalprenurse08
    Thank you for your input!
  5. by   Stephalump
    Well speed doesn't help you if you can't get a job. It's kind of like racing to unemployment or walking to a steady job?
  6. by   StacyMarie982
    Hello there! I was recently accepted into the ABSN at SMU for spring . I also looked into the program at NU but was put off by the extra course requirements (biostats!) as well as the number of applicants vs spots in the program. I ultimately decided not to apply and submitted 4 apps to SMU instead. Got in first shot! Best of luck to you!!!!!
  7. by   SummitRN
    I know the CA market is super tight. What accreditation does each school have?

    More info here: https://allnurses.com/pre-nursing-st...on-795237.html