Duquesne University Accelerated Nursing Program class of 2015 - page 2

I just got the wonderful news that I was accepted into Duquense's accelerated program yesterday!!! It was my first choice so I am rather excited. I start August of 2014! Anyone been through the... Read More

  1. Visit  annemnorman12 profile page
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    I put down my deposit as well! Does anyone have any idea when we will get more information from the school? I am down in Texas so I have primarily been using the website and faculty contacts for information.
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  3. Visit  AmiLynn profile page
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    I also placed my deposit - several weeks ago actually. I, too, was wondering when we would be receiving additional information from the school. The website placed a date for a Preview Day but it was only for the traditional 4-year BSN students. I've heard in the past that Duquesne sends out packets with more information in the Spring, maybe around March or so. Seems so far away!! Hopefully we will hear more soon. It's nice to meet some future classmates! Looking forward to beginning our (crazy) journey in the fall!

    What field of study did everyone graduate in?! I have my BS in Healthcare Administration and currently work in a hospital pharmacy.
  4. Visit  atanas profile page
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    I'm presently in the program at Duquesne, and I have to warn you guys, although it might be late, none of us are satisfied here. From top to bottom, it's a catastrophe. In the first semester we haven't really learned anything, there's no assessment of your progress (just all-or-nothing midterm and finals), and to top it off there is a general consensus here that our final grades were just made up (of course, you can't see your finals, it's not as though you could learn from them; incidentally, I know people whose grade on the midterm changed 10% when they contested it because of how poorly it was graded). I'm not disgruntled, but I read a warning from someone last year to avoid Duquesne and I ignored it, so I want to pass the warning on (again, I don't know a single student who is content with the program; when the MEDIAN final grade in a class is 52%, there's something amiss).
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  5. Visit  nb1985 profile page
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    i believe the open house for accelerated program is february 9th..i checked on the schools website
  6. Visit  nb1985 profile page
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    Im currently a respiratory therapist at a childrens hospital...i have a BS in respiratory care and a Masters of Public health as well! so ready to start this journey soon!
  7. Visit  nb1985 profile page
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    omg! a median of 52% ive heard such great things about the program, what do you think the problem is? the teaching? are you stiil in the program?
  8. Visit  AmiLynn profile page
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    That 52% is really scary! I did hear wonderful things as well, however, I guess they weren't from anyone who is currently enrolled in the program.

    On a lighter note, I just signed up for the info session on February 7th. Anyone else planning to go?!
  9. Visit  nb1985 profile page
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    [QUOTE="AmiLynn;7681909"]That 52% is really scary! I did hear wonderful things as well, however, I guess they weren't from anyone who is currently enrolled in the program. On a lighter note, I just signed up for the info session on February 7th. Anyone else planning to go?! [/QUOTE

    Yup! I'll be there the open house right?
  10. Visit  ND_Irish profile page
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    Hey all! I was accepted into the program, but I didn't want to/ couldn't afford to put down the $500 deposit in time. I'm applying to other schools (won't hear back until Feb/March), and Duquesne wasn't my first choice, so I had to take a risk and let it go for now... does anybody know how long the waiting list gets? Since I didn't send in my deposit, I got dropped to the waiting list.
  11. Visit  nb1985 profile page
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    [QUOTE="ND_Irish;7688265"] that's a good question...I'm sure if you communicate with Susan hardner the nursing recruit about your situation she can give you a better idea! Big I hope u get info ur first choice school of course
  12. Visit  AmiLynn profile page
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    Oh good!! I'm excited to meet some of the other students! I also really hope to learn more about the program and what to expect during our year (I've heard several changes happen with each new class). I hope it's not too generic of an info session haha! I would like to know how clinical sites are assigned - as I am so dead set on where I would like to complete mine.
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    Quote from AmiLynn
    Oh good!! I'm excited to meet some of the other students! I also really hope to learn more about the program and what to expect during our year (I've heard several changes happen with each new class). I hope it's not too generic of an info session haha! I would like to know how clinical sites are assigned - as I am so dead set on where I would like to complete mine.
    Yes I agree! If like to know wat I'm signing up for LOL! Wat are you interested in?
  14. Visit  AmiLynn profile page
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    I REEAAAAALLLLLYYYY want to complete my clinicals at UPMC Presby!! (or Mercy). It's on their list of clinical sites so hopefully it'll work out. I know a lot of people say your interests may sway during school and you can complete your degree and realize what you thought you wanted isn't what you actually want at all! But as of right now, I'm leaning towards trauma ICU - so both of those hospitals would provide excellent experience for the ICU portion of clinicals. What about you?!


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