I received another “ask me a question” and it comes from Marie and here is what she asked:
“Does it matter what hospitals you do your clinicals at? I am starting a Registered Nurse RN program at a University that has 2 Nursing campuses in different cities. They are the same programs, but one is older and has affiliations with more Hospitals, but is smaller and harder to enroll in classes I need. The other is newer, has a larger campus and therefore easier to enroll in the classes I need but because their nursing program is newer they are not affiliated with very many Hospitals.”
Marie thanks for you question. I understand your concern on if you should enroll in the clinicals/classes that are more affiliated with the local hospitals because getting hired will be easier. However, the school I went to was affiliated with the local hospital in my area and many of the students from my school got jobs from the hospital but so did other students who did not attend affiliated schools.
I really don’t think it will affect you but if you are worried about it I would ask you admission office to make sure. When you start looking for a job I would be really aggressive and start early so you can get a position. If you are worried about the opportunities you may get I wouldn’t worry about it because you will probably have access to better equipment and resources than the older school.
I hope I answered you question and good luck Marie!