I wanted to get insight into this topic and I realize posting in this forum may be a bit biased but I’m currently deciding between a PA and NP program. The PA program is in Knoxville, 2 years and about $90k in tuition. The direct entry NP program is in Boston, 3 years and about $130k in tuition. These are not including the cost of living and rent. I’m faced with a tough decision because everything I’ve read points to NP and PA having a similar scope of practice. The NP school is at a world renowned program with excellent clinical rotations and I would be part of the inaugural class at the PA program, not well known at all. Does the reputation of the program matter when it comes to patient credibility and job search? Is it worth the additional year and higher tuition/cost of living? Thanks!