I went to a state university. It has a medical school (MD), a Pharm D program, degrees in rehabilitation sciences (PT, OT, SLP), CRNA, CNM, all NP tracks including NNP and PNP-AC, and believe it or not, PA as well. It is surrounded by a medical center campus including a stand-alone children's hospital. There is no difficulty finding preceptors and the school arranges them.
Though not a lot of people have heard of it, it does figure well in the upper 25% of programs in the US News rankings not only in the nursing category but also in Medicine. I stayed in the area after graduation and roughly 60% of physicians in the area trained there whether in their MD program or residency/fellowship. That helped me get a network of healthcare professionals recognizing where I attended school.
After 5 years, I moved many miles across the opposite coast. I think it was my experience and skills that sold my employers to hire me, not necessarily my education anymore.