Thank you for responding. I am leaning towards Watts after talking to a people from both places. Several Nurse Managers that I have talked to from speak highly of Watts nurses as you mention high caliber nurses and many prefers Watts nurses. I spoke with a Nurse Practitioner acquaintance who did exactly as you mentioned, graduated from Watts then got her BSN at UNC-G and continued graduate school as well. She pointed out the reality of going to UNC and not being accepted into the Nursing school as planned, delaying the time of becoming a nurse. Whereas, at Watts, go through the diploma program, work and get BSN. She also mentioned the reality too of repeating a semester at Watts, as it is not easy just because it is a diploma program and the grading is different (78 is the lowest passing grade). Also, as I understand, Duke and UNC will give you 5 years to get your BSN as a new hire which seems like a long time but works great, allowing you to work and get BSN at a comfortable pace. Any thoughts from anyone that has done this? How long does this usually take?