DUKE ABSN Fall 2012

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poodle5

poodle5

67 Posts

I'm 23, I have a degree in history from UC Berkeley...my gpa is 3.95. I have been volunteering recently at a hospital and shadowed a nurse, but I would say I am lacking in experience. Although I am going to start working at a plasma donation center this month so that will help (although it wasn't on my application). However what I lack in medical experience I am well rounded in other areas, I had had some history grants during my undergrad and done quite a bit of history research. I speak 2 extra languages fluently....so I am hoping that that will help me. I am not going to be able to go to interviews, but arranged a phone interview...although that of course doesn't make the same impression as gong in person. My husband is in law school...that's not related but, it will be an important part of my eventual decision. Hope that gives you a better picture of the pool!

guest464345

guest464345

510 Posts

I seem to be the senior member of this forum...41 years old, changing careers after finishing a master's in social work in 1995 and working since then...mostly as a social worker in hospital ER's and in mental health settings. I speak Spanish and have also worked as an interpreter/translator. I feel pretty good about my GPA and GRE scores - hopefully I have a shot at getting in, if I don't screw up in the interview.

Duke has been my #1 choice, but my real goal is the MSN and Family NP certification. I'm a little concerned because this year they changed from a direct pathway (guaranteed entrance to your MSN specialty, as long as your grades were good in the BSN) to an early application (but no guaranteed MSN spot) process. I know for certain that I want to be an advanced-practice nurse, so I'd sure hate to move across the country to Duke, not get into the graduate program, then go through this crazy application process again!

I have an interview coming up at Yale for the direct-entry master's, as well as the Duke interview, and I already interviewed at UT-Austin. This process is nerve-wracking but we'll all survive it! Good luck to all - looking forward to meeting some of you on February 3rd.

rosie1088

rosie1088

16 Posts

Hi All! I too wrote a post back around the end of September that seems to have disappeared. I am 23 years old and graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Health Management and Policy. I worked in the Finance Department at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA for almost 2 years before I decided I really wanted to be on the front end of clinical care. I've been working on a floor at BWH now for a few months as a clinical secretary to try and get a little experience on the inpatient side of things, which has been a great experience so far. Duke is 100% my number 1 choice, and I am soo exicted to be attending the interview on Feb 3! I'm also exicted to be getting out of the Boston weather for a few days, it's freezing up here! Good luck to everyone!

moggsy

moggsy

138 Posts

It was 67 and sunny here today, so y'all will love this weather... Can't believe it is January! Hopefully it will be just as nice during the interview days. :)

2bEsqtoRN

2bEsqtoRN

168 Posts

Moggsy directed me to this thread :). I wanted to inquire on if anyone had applied to Duke's MADIN II program?

marmiesgurl15

marmiesgurl15

14 Posts

dancergirl185-- I also have a Bachelor's degree in psychology, and want to work at a children's hospital on their mental health unit! I graduated in 2008 and went straight into my MSW because my advisors strongly recommended that as the degree to get for my goal, but since graduating in 2010 I've found the job market for social workers to be impossible and I'm stuck working retail instead :( How did you get into your job? And what do you do as a nurse on that unit? I'm very excited about going to Duke for Duke Days on the 30th...maybe we'll meet there!

mellzie22

mellzie22

Specializes in Pediatrics. 143 Posts

@2bEsqtoRN yes I applied for the MADIN II program as well!

2bEsqtoRN

2bEsqtoRN

168 Posts

@2bEsqtoRN yes I applied for the MADIN II program as well!

Yay!!! Can you receive PMs? I wanted to ask you some questions. If not, I can just ask them here. :)

guest464345

guest464345

510 Posts

I'm interested to know about your experience applying with MADIN, if you've been in touch with them already (they interview separately, right?)...I'm eligible but didn't apply, so I'm curious.

2bEsqtoRN

2bEsqtoRN

168 Posts

I'm interested to know about your experience applying with MADIN, if you've been in touch with them already (they interview separately, right?)...I'm eligible but didn't apply, so I'm curious.

Hey laflaca, I won't be applying to Duke or MADIN until later this year, however, I've spoken to one of the MADIN coordinators and I believe there is a separate interview for the program. Not surprisingly, acceptance into the MADIN program is contingent on acceptance into Duke's ABSN program. Definitely call them and see if you can still be considered as its a wonderfully unique opportunity that isn't found at many nursing schools.

Best wishes!

AnginaAngelaRN

AnginaAngelaRN

Specializes in LDRP. 39 Posts

Hey guys!

I was creeping down on you all (I'm a Fall 2011 student) and decided I just wanted to hop in and say:

All of you with non-medical/hospital experience, fret not! Duke accepts students with ALL backgrounds and experience.

I was a French major.

Good luck :)

moggsy

moggsy

138 Posts

Any interview tips for us, Angiela? LOL. ;)