Duke - MADIN II

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    Has anyone heard of or applied for this program geared specifically for minority applicants (ethnically based)?

    Making a Difference in Nursing II (MADIN II)

    http://nursing.duke.edu/modules/son_...dex.php?id=207

    Seems like a great program!
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    Check the Duke ABSN Fall 2012 thread below this one - I know at least one person got a MADIN interview for sometime in the coming weeks, but we lost a ton of posts in the website upgrade so you may have to post again.
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    Thanks moggsy! I hope that poster sees this post. Would love to hear more from him/her!
    Last edit by 2bEsqtoRN on Jan 10, '12 : Reason: Typo
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    I wasn't that person you're talking about, but I also got an invitation to interview for MADIN II. To be honest, I didn't even know that I had applied for that program, and had no idea what it was when I got the invitation to interview. It does look like an exciting program though, and I'm looking forward to the interview in a couple weeks!
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    Marmiesgurl, can you receive and reply to PMs? I have a few questions for you, more specifically regarding your academic background/experience. I wanted to garner what type of applicant they look for.
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    2bEsqtoRN, apparently I can't receive PMs since I haven't responded to enough posts on here yet, but what did you want to know? I'm 26 and have a BA in psychology from Williams College. I went straight to grad school and got my Masters in social work from Columbia in 2010. Since then, I've been living in New Jersey and trying in vain to find a job in social work. I'm currently working retail, and actually the unintentional "break" has been really good, since it helped me realize that I want to go into nursing. I don't have any experience in hospitals or medical settings, which makes me a little nervous, but I do have experience dealing with stressful situations where you have to make important decisions right away (I interned in the Bronx and in Harlem when I was a social work student). If you have any other questions, feel free to ask!
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    Quote from marmiesgurl15
    2bEsqtoRN, apparently I can't receive PMs since I haven't responded to enough posts on here yet, but what did you want to know? I'm 26 and have a BA in psychology from Williams College. I went straight to grad school and got my Masters in social work from Columbia in 2010. Since then, I've been living in New Jersey and trying in vain to find a job in social work. I'm currently working retail, and actually the unintentional "break" has been really good, since it helped me realize that I want to go into nursing. I don't have any experience in hospitals or medical settings, which makes me a little nervous, but I do have experience dealing with stressful situations where you have to make important decisions right away (I interned in the Bronx and in Harlem when I was a social work student). If you have any other questions, feel free to ask!
    Stellar background. I guess I wanted to inquire on what type of undergrad GPA you're bringing to the table since MADIN invited you to apply. If that's too intrusive a question, please free to ignore
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    I don't mind sharing. I'm actually a little nervous because my undergrad GPA is low-- 3.19. But my grad school GPA is higher so I'm hoping that they'll overlook a lower undergrad GPA! What's your background, if you don't mind me asking?
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    Quote from marmiesgurl15
    I don't mind sharing. I'm actually a little nervous because my undergrad GPA is low-- 3.19. But my grad school GPA is higher so I'm hoping that they'll overlook a lower undergrad GPA! What's your background, if you don't mind me asking?
    No need to be nervous at all. Duke is one of the few that takes a holistic approach to reviewing applications so I'm sure you'll be fine. Best wishes and I have my fingers crossed for you!

    My background is a B.A. from a school similar to Williams (private WASPY liberal arts college in the North East), one-year post-bacc overseas, followed by working at a law firm for 3.5 years and counting. I'm also Afro-Caribbean and in my late 20s.

    My life experience thus far has nothing to do with nursing, but I feel that it is not only my calling but also a field I can actually make a difference in, especially as a minority nurse. There is certainly a need for more racial diversity in the field, moreso in academia and administration. I'm so very happy that Duke has this program in place to address this racial gap.
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