I need advice!
I was accepted in February to the Columbia ETP program for PNP, and have now been accepted to the NYU 15 month accelerated program, and if I went there I would like to continue into the dual degree option (Does anyone know how hard that is to do?)
As far as I can tell, they're very similar programs in terms of size, cost, location, clinical sites, and school ranking (Columbia at 19, NYU at 26), but in terms of the actual programs and which school might serve me better, I'm not sure what to do.
I also have a few outside issues that make starting at Columbia in June difficult (I'm a current masters candidate elsewhere and have summer semester- my program is letting me finish through projects/correspondence, but it's not ideal for either one to be doing them concurrently), I also have a lease in LA thru August, have a few pre-req things to finish out that are pushing the June deadline, and didn't receive on-campus housing for Columbia during the summer.
I did receive NYU housing and since it starts in the fall, the timing/pre-req issues are taken care of, which makes it appealing.
I guess my real questions are why should I go to Columbia over NYU? What would I be missing out on at Columbia if I chose NYU? What are the strengths of the programs over one another (if I plan apply to the dual degree program at NYU)?
Giving up Columbia because of timing seems silly, but maybe I just think Columbia is better because of the name? I've heard they have had some nursing school issue recently, but I don't know what they are. Also, the newness of the NYU program makes me somewhat nervous.
Thoughts on NYU v. Columbia nursing?
Thanks!! And good luck to everyone still waiting to hear/decide