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I've been accepted to 2 programs.  One is a one year accelerated BSN at a school that is probably not well known outside of Missouri. The other is a traditional BSN (I'd only need to do the 2 upper level years) at a well known school, with all the bonuses of attending a state university...summer break, study abroad, and an opportunity to get a certificate in global health.  

I made my decision to attend the one year program because I think getting done quicker is better for me.  There is little to no difference in the cost of either program and the cost of living in St. Louis appears to be less than in Madison.  I decided to attend the school in St. Louis about a month ago and my acceptance from the school in Madison arrived today, which got me thinking for a minute.

I'm content to live in either place and a change of scenery might be nice because I did my first undergrad degree here in Madison at University of Wisconsin.  I eventually want to get a NP, probably women's health, but who knows.  My question is this:  have you ever found yourself having a hard time getting a job/getting into graduate programs because you attended a lesser known and/or lower/unranked school?  I know in some fields it seems to matter, but I don't know if nursing is one of them.

Thank You


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Apr. 29th, 2012 09:37 pm (UTC)
As far as I know (at least here in FL) where you got your degree does not matter when it comes to job seeking. As for advanced degree programs, I couldn't tell you for sure but I doubt it's as important as it would be in say, physics or engineering.
May. 4th, 2012 05:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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