FullGlass, I have to say that the tone of your posts really come across as having issues with RN’s who actually work or have worked as RN’s. No one is putting down new grad NPs on here with no previous nursing experience, though you seem to have an issue with me saying that IME, my nursing experience and clinical rotations are what helped get me my first NP positions. Not so sure why that seems to bother you so much? Again, the main point of my argument was that there is no need to shell out a ton of money for IVY league schools as there are less expensive options that are just as good and provide a great NP education, as well as create job opportunities. My response was to the OP as she/he had mentioned an Ivy League school vs other schools of “less” prestige.
I get that either you don’t agree with me or don’t like the fact that my previous nursing experience made the difference with me getting hired as a new grad NP. Not sure what else to tell you there. I also do believe the OP was asking an “anecdotal” question, hence my “anecdotal” answer. Didn’t have to be based in research (again, to which there is very little and does not really lean one way or the other as it is so limited)
Remaining humble, asking questions, admitting what you don’t know, doing research to find the correct answers, embracing your education, seeking out the best clinical experiences possible, being kind to your fellow RN’s, and being a life-long learner are what will take a new NP grad far in any job and with any amount of experience.