Haha it is so difficult! Ok so you applied to those others...those are all A.S.N programs aren't they? You are difinitely right...the B.S. direction is best, I think. No, I didn't apply to those because I'm only interested in a BSN because I've already been at Pellissippi for two years. I want to keep going to school after I'm an RN too. I know, on this site many people don't have good things to say about LMU. I applied to C-N, LMU, ETSU and thought about King, but King College hasn't even started nursing apps yet!
So you are planning on commuting to C-N? I live in Maryville and figured it'd be best to get a house/apmt if I did go there. LMU is sounding good to me though because they are starting their first ever BSN program in Knoxville this fall. Many professors/advisors have told me the staff and program at C-N are very, very respected, however...and getting a great job after graduating from their program is so easy! I'm thinking C-N may be worth it to pay rent for a couple of years...especially if the teachers and program are as great as everyone's saying.
Have you gone and taken the TEAS exam yet? I am going on Friday.