Duke University ABSN Fall 2013 - page 15

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   ha131
    hello all. I have been following you all on here the past several days. Congrats to all of those who get to interview. I was waitlisted as well Does anyone know if we need to contact the admissions office to tell them we want to remain on the list?
  2. by   the healer's art
    I am very happy and surprised that I got an interview! I am excited to go see the campus and to check out housing options.

    Good luck to everyone else! I am kind of confused by how they are doing it this year I wonder why they changed it.
  3. by   ProfessorT
    From what I understand, we don't need to tell admissions if we want to stay on the waitlist -- only if we don't want to be on it. The school does have a ranked waitlist, but that is for students who don't get in after the interview process; that's what I'm seeing, at least. So, I'm not sure what the chances are for those who are waitlisted before the interview process. It does seem discouraging...
  4. by   ProfessorT
    Thanks, Mrshamilton for your update!
  5. by   chaparrita

    Who knows how they choose people for interviews. I don't think my stats standout except for health care experience. Since graduating 5 years ago I have worked for one company in the health care field. My volunteer experience has nothing to do with health care. My gpa for undergrad was a 3.6. I speak Spanish and a little Arabic. I'm happy Duke doesn't require a GRE because my scores are way below average.
    For everyone applying to nursing school good luck. I hope we find our place.
  6. by   JordanLeigh
    Hi everyone! I have been looking at these posts for a while as well. I was also offered an interview. To give you a little about my background, I graduated from NCSU with an AG Business Degree in 2011 with a 3.81 GPA and will finish up a MA in Human Services in May of this year from Liberty University. I don't have any healthcare experience, other than having a disabled veteran husband, so Ive been in and out of the hospitals. I have worked in sales and agriculture since 2010.

    I am very excited to go to Duke Days! Although, I am worried about financial aid and paying for this program :/ Does anyone know how loans work for programs that costs this much? I went to state on a full ride and have minimal loans from Liberty. I dont even know what kinds of loans there are for an ABSN or what the qualifications are. Andy advice would be appreciated. I look forward to see some of you at Duke Days!

    Congrats to all that got invited and good luck! I think we all have fairly good chances. I was told that they invite 125 to interview for 70 slots. Not everyone will be able to afford it and others will accept offers from different schools. So I would say you probably have about a 70% chance of getting in if you were invited to an interview.... those are my thoughts anyway.
  7. by   hopefulnurse24
    JordanLeigh, those are awesome odds. I was told 170/400 for interviews, but 125 is even better. And actually, they'll probably accept around 90-100 people at first because people will turn them down and then they'll probably go to the second round (or waitlist) if they need to.
  8. by   JordanLeigh
    HopefulNurse, Maybe it is 170... some in admissions told me 125 a few weeks ago, but that could have been based of last years numbers. They could have changed it. I hope its still 125 though!!

    Does anyone have any info onw hat kind of loans we qualify for? Im getting depresed right now looking at things. Looks like a lot of private loans and I dont have the best credit (no credit cards or anything to bring it up). Plus, I dont know how comfortable I am taking our loans with HUGE rates to them. Any knowledge of this?
  9. by   masprenz

    Have you looked at any of the Veteran services? I know that you are not the vet but they do have grants, scholarships for the dependents of vets (you served as much as he did). As far as the student loans that is anyones guess. I hope your husband is doing better with wounds. It is a continual healing process.

    Good Luck,
  10. by   AnnieBopannie
    Hi everyone! I wrote a few weeks back, but didn't check for updates until today. I got an interview for duke days--but am in a dilemna. I live in Washington state! And I'm having to deal with 2 deadlines for other schools coming up (MGH, UW)---so will most likely put down a deposit on one....but that is a lot of money. Do you know if Duke does phone or skype interviews? I would really love to go see the campus and meet the professors, but I'm also concerned about financial aid. It is really frustrating that we have to choose our schools before knowing if we can even afford them. I already have debt from my last undergrad, so am not wanting to tack on a whole bunch more---since I want to get my masters in a few years anyways. Anyone else in the boat?

    As far as my "bio" I'm a nutrition b.s. grad from oregon state university with 3.91 gpa. I was a student athlete in college and afterwards went on to do office admin jobs and eventually the peace corps in Peru---where I worked as a community health volunteer. I got my cna license last summer, but am actually working in a physician group practice in the quality dept.

    My top choices are JHU (won't hear back until march apparently). I read on an earlier post someone saying they already had their interview with JHU back in october? Was that for the spring entry program? I've pretty much decided to not put a deposit down on MGH, as UW would be ranked higher in my mind and it's at my front door---so would be silly not to. So now it's just waiting on Duke, JHU, and upenn---although I'm also kind of discounting upenn bc of the price tag. Can someone just give me a million bucks so I can go where I want?! ha
  11. by   hopefulnurse24
    Annie, the email says that "the on-campus interview is a required part of the admission review and selection process", so I think that the interview is required to be in person. I was the person who had an interview in October, and my application was for fall 2013. I'm not sure why they interviewed me so early, but I won't be hearing until March 1st apparently! Did you interview in person at Penn? The price tag of the tuition alone is the cost of Duke's tuition AND total cost of attendance, period!
  12. by   kelsey939
    Just RSVP'd for the May 4th interview day!

    @AnnieBopannie, I'm also in a similar situation and I've put a deposit down at another school but I really love what I've heard about Duke so I'm just going to see how I feel after the interview, see whether I'm even accepted and how much I will need to pay in total. If it ends up being significantly more than the other school than I can't really justify it I guess for a 2nd Bachelors. I also plan on getting a MSN eventually so I need to have some money saved up for that : )
    If you really like what you've seen from Duke, then I say give it a chance and see where it takes you!
  13. by   AnnieBopannie
    @Kelsey939 Thanks for the advice. Yah, I'm going to see about getting a plane ticket. It would be nice to actually see the campus and get a feel for the university before I make my decision. I also find it hard to justify spending so much money (or borrowing more like it) just for another bachelors--so I'm trying to balance that with also getting a great education.

    @hopefulnurse24 I saw that on the email, but it can't hurt to ask. My sister said her grad schools said the same thing and then found out later that she could have done a skype interview. Since money is low at this point, I'm going to try that route. If not---might just have to book a plane and see.

    I'm having such a hard time deciding on schools. While I am in a good position having been accepted to some already, what it really gets down to is how to afford them all and that is the worrisome part.