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I interviewed in person. It's about a 4 hour drive for me to get to Durham. I drove there and back in one day. I agree, August is a long time to wait!!
I thought the interview went well...though I was a bit nervous...and it didn't help that it was 98 degrees outside that day!
Duke is my first choice for grad. school...but I am also currently working on the bridge program at Western Carolina (WCU). For the WCU program I will have to complete a BSN along the way to getting an MSN...so it will take at least a year longer (I have a B.A. in Psych. and an ADN in nursing). I still have 2 semesters to take to finish the BSN part of the bridge at WCU.
Good luck on getting into Duke. Will you be a distance student? Are you planning to do full time or part time?
Lnzhec, no, I haven't heard anything yet. That would be great if decisions were released this week, but I thought that they said they would be released in August. How do you think your interview went. I think I was sweating bullets!
I spoke with admissions office yesterday, since this past week was a holiday no decisions have been made yet. When I was there for interviews I was told it would be two weeks, or middle of July when we are notified, and august 1st is just out there as the last date possible...so we should hear by end of next week, beginning of the next...I thought the interview went really well, but I always think that and I'm not always chosen so it's hard to gauge how they are going to figure that into our admissions file.
Lnzhec, thanks for the update from the admissions office. Will you be distance or on campus? Good luck!!
rphil, I prefer not to name the professor on this message board (I have seen faculty names deleted from other posts by the moderators). I was surprised that the faculty member I interviewed with was a researcher who teaches in the PhD program and not (as far as I understood) part of the FNP program faculty. She was friendly and easy going and put me at ease. If I lived closer to Durham I would prefer to do at least some of the program on campus...but I am used to online classes now since I have been doing an online RN to BSN program. Hopefully I won't have to travel too far to do clinicals. Good luck! Hopefully we will hear something next week.
Hi everyone,I interviewed on June 26th. I got an email on July 9th, in response to my inquiry about decision release. They said decisions would be coming out "very soon" when the committee gets everything finalized. So, I'm hoping maybe this week, but by Aug 1st we should know for sure.
I will be surprised if we don't hear by Friday, but there's not much we can do but to be patient. When I interviewed I asked about the acceptance rate for Spring, and she said it's been around 60%...I'm not sure if that's 60% of the total applicants or 60 of those interviewed, but I like those stats! She also told me not to freak out if I get put on a waiting list...but truthfully I think I'll be disappointed because the chances for a spring start would be slim to none... Just remember, no news is still good news .
No news here. This waiting is torture!! I hope to hear something soon. Anybody have any updates for spring 2013 MSN admission decisions?
Good luck to everyone who applied! This is the only program I applied to because I really don't want to go anywhere else.