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by OUxPhys OUxPhys, BSN, RN (Member) Nurse

OUxPhys has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a cardiac stepdown/progressive care.

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CSU or Ursuline

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Hello,

I have been accepted into both Ursuline's and CSU's accelerated BSN programs but I can't decide! I know Ursuline is well known for their nursing program, does it really matter when you look for a job? Anyone who has been through or knows someone who has been through either program your feedback is greatly appreciated!

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anukis works as a Nursing Assistant.

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Hello! Not sure that you've made your choice yet, and I may be a little biased, but here's my experience:

I've been at Ursuline since 2011, I transferred from University of Toledo, and I'm in my senior year at Ursuline now. Let me say first off, I love Ursuline. There are small class sizes, the campus is beautiful, and the education I have received is far above expectations. I have had amazing clinical rotations, and great clinical instructors. I have worked with other students who are fantastic, and really couldn't say enough about it. I might just be lucky about the people who are in classes with me, but Ursuline is overall a great school.

Now, CSU I have nothing against. I looked at their program as well when transferring out of Toledo. However, my classmates who have worked with CSU students in our community clinical rotation have said that CSU students in the filed seemed to not be as competent as they were on basic things like sterile technique (something you learn your sophomore year). Every time I say the name Ursuline, people know their nursing program. Like I said, CSU is a great school as well and has made progress, but if you're looking for a great name, great people, and a huge support system, I would back Ursuline 100%.

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OUxPhys has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a cardiac stepdown/progressive care.

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I ended up going to CSU's mainly because of cost. For the accelerated program (15 months) Ursuline was charging $53,000. So far I like CSU. A lot of the current students in the program are already employed as nurse aides at the clinic, so hopefully they have improved on that stereotype haha.

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I would have made the same decision. I am graduated now, but with a ton of student loan

debt that will be like a millstone around my neck for the next TEN YEARS! Besides after your first job, who cares where you went to school- professional networking and job references will determine how your career advances. Just remember to never stop learning!

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Anukis,

Why did you transfer from UT?

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I ended up going to CSU's mainly because of cost. For the accelerated program (15 months) Ursuline was charging $53,000. So far I like CSU. A lot of the current students in the program are already employed as nurse aides at the clinic, so hopefully they have improved on that stereotype haha.

Woah, that's a lot! I just called Ursuline and they said their accelerated program is $36k, up from $33k last year. The main tuition is about $500/credit for about 55 credits which also seems substantially lower than what you quoted and in line with what they quoted me over the phone.

Still, Cleveland State is just over $20k, which is still substantially cheaper, but not THAT much. Any idea why it was so high when you were looking a few years back?

PS: As someone looking at a bunch of ABSN programs in Cleveland right now, I appreciate how active you've been on this forum over the years :)

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OUxPhys has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a cardiac stepdown/progressive care.

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That's what the lady at the time told me. Anyways, 13k difference is alot since employers dont really factor in where you went to school and when you are in the hool for repayment.

I dont post as much as I used to but I still drop by every now and then.

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