Duke University ABSN Fall 2013 - page 14

Hey everyone! I submitted my application to Duke University's ABSN program for fall 2013 a few weeks ago, so I wanted to get some conversation started! Is anyone else applying?!... Read More

  1. by   ShanghaiGirl
    Waitlisted. :-(
  2. by   SMB13
  3. by   hopefulnurse24
    ProfessorT, you are so nice! I really appreciate your words, more than you know, and I think you'll be an excellent nurse because you have a wonderful attitude towards life! Please don't give up!

    For whoever asked about my stats, I'll share a little bit... my GPA was around a 3.66 or a 3.7 (depends how they calculated it because I retook a class), and my upper division GPA is a 3.89 (not sure if Duke uses that), but I have a lot of health care experience and leadership experience. I currently attend a big state university in the south (similar to Ohio State). I will go into more detail in a PM if anyone is curious but I don't want to identify myself too easily...
  4. by   kelsey939
    Hey everyone! I was also invited to interview at Duke and I'm super excited to get down there and learn more about the program! @mrshamilton, I tried to PM you but I guess I haven't posted enough times. I'm also 23 years old and, unfortunately, have had a personal experience with my mother's ovarian cancer. It's a huge part of why I hope to become a nurse and spread awareness about the disease. I hope to meet you sometime in the near future!
  5. by   ProfessorT
  6. by   oh191
    Waitlisted as well.
  7. by   pasky
    I'm waitlisted too. I really can't even begin to say how disappointed I am. I have a back-up but it isn't what I want. So, does anyone know if they just waitlist everyone who doesn't initially get an interview or do they send a round of straight up rejections? I'm clinging to a small sliver of hope and wondering if I have an chance at all.
  8. by   pasky
    correction: *any* chance at all. Missed a letter.
    Also, my back-up isn't a bachelor's, just a community college RN. That program is 6 months longer than Duke's and you only get an associate's out of it. I already have a bachelor's in another field. Settling for an associate's feels like I'm taking steps backwards.
  9. by   mrshamilton
    waitlisted as well! @pasky I am going to call tomorrow and ask if everyone who didn't get in just gets waitlisted or if it is a smaller group! I just keep telling myself it is still some hope and better than being rejected
  10. by   tribe12
    Waitlisted too. Congrats to everyone who got an interview!
  11. by   JDenis94
  12. by   mrshamilton
    To all that were wait-listed, I had emailed my admissions officer earlier this evening and he just emailed me back saying that they will be sending out emails in 3 phases, the first being those granted an interview, the second is those wait-listed and the third for rejections so I guess we are lucky to be in the second group and not the third!
  13. by   pasky
    @mrshamilton - thanks for the info. I wonder how big the waitlist group is and when/if we find out our final standing. Trying to be optimistic but I'm still crushed.

    Also, congratulations to everyone who did get an interview! I hope we all find our path to our dreams!