Duke ABSN - Spring 2013! - page 4
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... Read More
Jun 27, '12does anyone know what kind of questions will be asked during the interview process? i heard it was mainly based on our personal statements/answers to the questions on our applications but don't know for sure!
Jun 27, '12Hey, I got one too, registered for July 20. I live in Durham and if I get in I will be looking for 2 roommates for my house. If any of you flying in would like a place to stay for free, I'd be more than happy to let you stay in one of the rooms. If you're coming in for the 20th, I can even pick you up at the airport!! You can contact me directly at kristalee4 at the ol' stand by aol. I hope that makes sense.
Jun 30, '12Hey!
I chose Monday the 16th. It looks like the main parts of the day are the Faculty interview, campus tour, group interview and the CND tour.
I'm confused about the last two. What is the CND tour? Also, if we are having a group interview, does that mean there is no longer a one on one interview?
Look forward to seeing you there.
Jun 30, '12Hi everyone! I also chose July 16th. I'm so excited!!!!
Ryan - the CND is the Duke Center for Nursing Discovery. So I believe we will be touring the School of Nursing and its facilities (the simulation lab, etc.). And I think the faculty interview is the one-on-one interview, so we do have both a one-on-one interview AND a separate group interview. Fun times!
I can't wait to meet everybody!
Jun 30, '12Thanks piebird,
Seems like it will be a pretty short one on one interview then considering the schedule that was sent out. Even if there are only 6 people per group, and there are four groups total, then each interview would be about ten minutes.
Either way, the whole day is really an interview process.
Take care and I'll see ya there.
Jun 30, '12Yeah, I have a friend who interviewed in January and I do remember her saying that the one-on-one interview only lasted about 15 minutes. I think she had a bunch of people in her group, but there were multiple interviewers. She also got the impression that decisions about acceptances had already been made, and that the interview was not weighted heavily/did not count for a ton. She really enjoyed the day and told me it wasn't stressful. So hopefully she's right ha ha.
Jul 2, '12I'm with piebird's friend! I think the decisions are 90% made, and the face-to-face interview is just to make sure we don't have some glaring flaw that will ruin their reputation. I think that also explains why they're such sticklers about appearing in-person, instead of offering phone interviews or skyping like some school. fingers crossed that we are all a few weeks away from lots of good news!!
Jul 2, '12Hi everyone! I'm interviewing on the 20th. I keep hearing that individuals invited for an interview are all technically qualified for the program, and the interview is about finding those among the qualified who are the best 'fit' for Duke. I'm interested in hearing opinions from others regarding what/who they think Duke is looking for as a best 'fit.' My thought was that they were looking for leadership qualities and maybe a desire to pursue community service endeavors. But, I'm not sure that this is much different from other good nursing schools. Any other thoughts?
Jul 2, '12Wanderlust - I agree with you. I think the interview is really just a "is this person normal" check ha. After all, there is only 1 one-on-one interview. Is anybody taking pre-reqs this summer? And what is everyone planning on wearing to their interview? It is so hot and humid in NC right now - so gross!
Jul 3, '12I talked to a girl last night who got accepted for Aug but in the second round and asked her about some of the comments I've seen here (ie interviews are just a formality). Best we could figure is that the interviews determine who gets a first round acceptance and who gets wait-listed. I asked her about the group part of the interview and she said that your group is given a problem and while you work to solve it, someone is watching the group and making notes. She said her individual interview was 5 questions, her interviewer had not even read her essays!
Regarding what to wear, I figure we'll be inside the bulk of the day and A/C units are typically set to freezing, so keep that in mind.
No takers on a free place to stay for your interview? I'm completely serious b/c I'll need another tenant come Jan. and this will give you a chance to meet me and see the house. I'll be asking $350 rent which includes all utilities except phone.
Jul 3, '12Keep in mind that any info you put out there about the interview is fair game for the people at Duke to read about... and then change... lol, I'm (half) kidding, but given that they've been doing an office revamp, I wouldn't be surprised if they switch a few things up at Duke Days too.
Seriously though, I don't think the personal interview determines who is first round, second round, or waitlist (second round is not waitlist - just wanted to clarify). Pretty sure they have 98% of that already decided by the time you roll up unless your answers/behavior raise a bunch of red flags.
Not going to comment about the group activity b/c they asked us not to... makes for a better experience if you don't know what's coming. It was fun, I promise!
I would dress very professionally but definitely wear layers and bring a change of flats or sandals - you go on a campus tour that involves walking around outside, so you're definitely going to want to take your blazer/suit jacket off and ditch the heels.
Stepping off the soapbox now...
Jul 4, '12Hi guys! I'm also interviewing! I'm coming from Florida on the 15th for the interview on the 16th!