I have been accepted into the following two direct-entry MSN programs. I would like any advice possible on which program I should choose, based on these goals:
-I have no money to contribute to graduate school, no savings, come from a low-income family and have ZERO financial support.
-My goal is to live and work in CA immediately after graduation. Preferably, in southern CA (Santa Monica is my end-goal).
-I want to work in primary care in a hospital or clinic setting, but don't know which yet.
These are the programs I was admitted to:
1. Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions
-I have been offered a 90k scholarship
, making the TOTAL cost of the program 40k.
-According to US News World Report, the school ranks #63 in the US
2. UCSF Master's Entry Program in Nursing
-They will offer at max a 10k scholarship, and all other assistance must come from scholarships
I apply for.
-Total cost of the program is $100k (without any scholarship)
-According to US News World Report, the school ranks #4 in the US
-I went through an extremely rigorous application process, and am 1 of 18 admittedly into my specialty.
-The housing situation in SF is very difficult, I will be lucky to find a room in a house for under $900/month.
WHAT SHOULD I CHOOSE?