I need some advice.
I just got a call from the university of texas at arlington. she invited me to their ap bsn program and told me that i could go to the san antonio or longview clinical sites. i live in dallas. the ap bsn program is an online 15-month program that is competitive to get into. it's accelerated because it goes through the summer. the lectures are online and clinicals are 2-long consecutive days a week. the program starts the beginning of september. i'd graduate with my bsn in dec 2013.
I am currently on the waiting list for uta's traditional program but seeing as i don't have a plan b nor do i have children, i am going to jump on it.
Now i have to make the decision of which one. do i move to san antonio or commute (2 hours) to longview?
I don't know much about the san antonio (5 hours away from home) clinical site other than that it is hca methodist. i am thinking it is the one that uthscsa rotates at but i'm not sure because there are multiple locations. i have not found anyone that has done the san antonio program. additionally, i don't know anyone in san antonio and it would cost more to relocate with living expenses.
Longview is at good shepard and it has a new innovative learning site that they recently built with high-fidelity mannicans from a $800,000 grant. good shepard is a level 2 trauma center. i am worried about the commute and how rotating at a rural hospital will look on my resume later on. i would prefer to work in a urban setting. there has been a carpool group in past semesters.
I have until monday to decide. what would you do???