Duke ABSN - Spring 2013! - page 10

Alright! Since there are threads for the other entry times and we're coming up on almost 1 month until the May 1st deadline for the Spring 2013 start, who else is applying? I have a BA Degree in German from ECU, but my work... Read More

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    Congratulations to everyone that was accepted!! Must be such a great feeling! I'm looking at applying to Duke next year, for spring 2014, and am wondering what all of your (lucky) admitees backgrounds are! If you don't mind sharing, I'm just trying to see how competitive these programs are. Undergrad GPA? Pre-req GPA? volunteer/work experience? Just wanna know if I have a shot!! Thanks and GOOD LUCK!!!

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    Hi! As for me, I have a BA from UNC-Chapel Hill with an undergrad GPA of 3.669. I was also a part of many honor societies (Golden Key, Dean's List, etc.). I have all A's (with an A+ in Anatomy and Stats) and one B+ in all of my pre-req's. I have volunteered at UNC hospitals in the oncology unit, ER unit, surgical pathology unit, nursing unit, radiology, and currently at their family medicine center. Also, I have volunteered for other places as well, but my volunteer work at the hospital reached 121 hours by the time I submitted my application. I also won a couple of scholarship awards at UNC (for writing, though) and was a mentor all my years at university. I also am CPR certified. Hope this information helps a little!
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    Hey ucsbajb, I was accepted as well. Here are my "stats:"- I'm coming straight from undergrad. I get my BS in community health from the University of Maryland in December 2012.- My undergrad GPA is 3.52- I completed all of the prerequisites before applying, including the suggested courses. I had A+/A's in all prerequisites except anatomy and microbiology, where I got a B+.- I have no medical experience.- I worked as a biological aid in a lab at the USDA for 5 years (high school-senior year of college) conducting genetic research on fruits.- In college, I was involved in several things. I was a sexual health educator at the University of Maryland Health Center, was a teaching assistant for a human development course, and coordinated housing at the university in the summer for students who were attending orientation.- I'm also a member of a multicultural sorority and had a lot of experience as a leader in the Greek community. I held several positions in my chapter (from recruitment to judicial). I went on to serve the larger Greek community as the judicial chair (and later, president) of a Greek council that governed 13 latino, East Asian, Indian, multicultural, and Christian organizations. I worked with the University's Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life to review chapters each year and give sanctions, and I helped give input for the Department's new membership intake policy.- I am in UMD's honors program. I have been recognized by Order of Omega and the Kalegethos Society. I have also been commended by Arete for my contributions to Greek life (though I am not a member).Hope this helps!
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    The tuition is not $100,000. Your first two semesters will cost $36,940 if you are doing the research track. The next two semester will cost about the same.

    In terms of helping you find a job about you graduate, during your third semester you will prepare your resume and begin talking about RN residency programs and the transition to practice. There is no formal program to help you find jobs but you will receive a lot of guidance.

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