I graduated from Binghamton traditional RN track and It took me almost 8months-10months to get a job. Even if you go to school near NYC, it's very competitive at current job market. Going to school near NYC does not guarantee a job but it opens up your eyes to different hospital's environment and atmosphere. Honestly, I think it's all timing and luck. For example, I attended a job fair with my friend. She ended up getting an interview when I didn't. Binghamton BAT program is very hard to survive. Compared to NYU BAT program, Binghamton program is shorter. Even after becoming a RN, It's all based on how much effort you put in to get a job. I applied everyday to different hospitals and waited almost 2-3 weeks for each interviews. Also you need to think about how much debts you want to have when you graduate. Binghamton could be very lonely since there is nothing to do for leisure time and when you have a serious boyfriend in NYC. You just have to prioritize and count cons & pros. Hope I help you a bit. If you have more Qs you could PM me.