DUKE ABSN Fall 2012 - page 5

Hi all! Just wanted to start a thread for the people applying to duke for the fall of 2012. I am super excited/nervous to be filling out the application! I know that there are others out there... Read More

  1. by   SarJon123
    I applied as well! Good luck to everyone and hopefully we'll hear in the next few weeks whether we have an interview. That'd be a great early Christmas present!
  2. by   jpw4200
    Hi Everyone-

    I applied as well, and am excited to find out about the interviews. Has anyone heard how many applicants they have this time? It sounds like it is a big group again....M said that they have a big back log of documents to enter. One of my references still shows incomplete, but she assured me they have it....just not logged into the system yet.

    Good luck to all of you!
  3. by   moggsy
    No idea about # of applicants... Maybe if they have a big group they'll let in more people this time? They let in 90ish people a few cycles back. Wishful thinking on my part, lol! Anybody have a reason to email M and want to snoop? Good luck to everybody! I just need to make it through my two finals now...
  4. by   SoundersFan
    Hello everyone!

    First of all, good luck to all of us! I'm an applicant from Seattle, WA. Just wanted to let everyone know that my transcripts were received and entered but my letters of recommendations have not. I have also been told there was a high volume and that as long as they were post marked by yesterday (12/1) I'll be fine. The interesting part is that one of my transcripts was sent along with the Letters of Rec so they must be entered separately. Well, I guess I'll get back to refreshing my application to see if it's been updated!

    Have a nice weekend!
  5. by   mellzie22
    Hi everyone!

    I also applied. Does anyone know the time frame for hearing back about an interview?
  6. by   tinatac
    Just checked and they've received all my documents thankfully!

    I'm hoping we hear about interviews relatively quickly as they did last year. Last year they heard around 12/17 I believe.
  7. by   ABSNhopeful
    12/17 is so soon! Ahh could be a good or a bad Christmas! haha. I still have one transcript out that wont be submitted till my class is done! Good luck everyone.
  8. by   moggsy
    Maybe the 16th this year because the 17th is a Saturday? Getting my stiff drink ready now...
  9. by   SarJon123
    So while we're waiting to hear about interviews, what's everyone's age, location, and story?

    I'm 21 and will be a graduate of the University of Kentucky here in a few short weeks! My degree is in Biology and I originally planned on doing Med School, but I realized over time that Nurse Practitioner was more suitable for me. I'm a people person and I don't really want the lifestyle most doctors live as far as family and such. I've applied to a couple of schools but Duke is definitely towards the top of my list. I have a pretty ordinary GPA at 3.495 (Organic Chemistry's are killers!!) and a pre-req GPA of 3.8 as I work on my Micro next semester. I have some hospital volunteering and an amazing camp experience at a place in North Caroline called Victory Junction (for kids with different disabilities and illnesses). How about everyone else? I'm hoping my GPA and age don't keep me from making it. This program sounds so amazing!!

  10. by   tinatac
    Hi all,

    I'm hoping my age doesn't keep me from making it either. I sometimes feel like they lean towards older students since they have more life experience blahblah...but maybe that's just me being pessimistic!

    Anyway...my story isn't anything extraordinary haha. I graduated this past May from UConn with a B.S. in Allied Health (Health Promotion). It's a limited field thus why I want to continue on to nursing. I've got a 3.8 GPA & some hospital volunteer experience. Currently, I'm working as a fitness instructor at a corporate fitness center.

    Good luck to everyone! Hopefully we'll be hearing about interviews soon!
  11. by   SarJon123
    I emailed M the other day and she said "We are hoping to notify later this month or in early January, possibly sooner." I hope the possibly sooner is more like it!! Last year they found out around the 17th. I graduate the 16th so I'd love to hear around then!!
  12. by   moggsy
    Oh man, I hope it's around the 17th and not in early January! Finding out in the next week or two would be great.
  13. by   mellzie22
    Hi everyone,

    I'm 23 and graduated in May with a B.S. in psychology and a B.A. in communication. I'm currently working as a teacher at a school for kids with autism. I do not have any hospital working/volunteer experience but I have a lot of personal experience in hospitals.

    I am SO anxious to hear about the second round!