Good question. As a student, I'm obviously not qualified to make a hard true statement on the topic, though I would like to offer my perspective. I believe that you NEED to have all the test scores and grades in order to meet the 'minimum standard' though if that and the interview is pretty much equal across applicants, then yes, going to a more prestigeous school might be the differentiator that may put you 'over the hump' so to speak.
Also, I wouldn't just consider notarity, but the entire experience at the school. Part of the reason I chose U-M Ann Arbor, aside from being one of the top 5 ranked nursing schools year in and year out nationally, is the culture and experience of diversity that it offers. U-M Health System is a level one trauma center and my clinicals are at "The U" as well as other nearby hospitals. The resources available on campus, the student life, the support Offices the SON has to offer, as well as the academic/research rigor, and great faculty...ALL factored into my decision on where to attend school. You may want to consider the campus layout, city, population, etc. all being factors.
I had a soft spot for Georgetown, being a Hoya is an experience I would one day like to have, but right now I'm proud to be a Wolverine!
At the end of the day, do whats best for you, and which school fits your learning style. You cannot go wrong whichever school you go to. If you truly belong in a CRNA program, you will get in (maybe not on the first apply) at some point if dedicated and committed. Best of luck deciding where to go and in your nursing career!
Michigan Man 09