Duke FNP Fall 2024

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Anyone applying right now for fall entry? Any current students have any insight into the app process? 

Specializes in NP Admissions and Interview mentoring.

Just wanted to throw this out there since no one replied: I'm an admissions mentor, not a current student. But if you have any specific questions about the application process, I'm happy to share with you what I know based on my experience with my admitted clients from last year. Hope your application is going well. 🙂 

FutureDNPAGPC

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NursingMentorPRN said:

Just wanted to throw this out there since no one replied: I'm an admissions mentor, not a current student. But if you have any specific questions about the application process, I'm happy to share with you what I know based on my experience with my admitted clients from last year. Hope your application is going well. 🙂 

Thank you for your attention. I have submitted an application for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Fall 2024 program. Could you kindly furnish information on the historical timeline for decision releases? Additionally, may I inquire about the duration of both the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and AGPC NP programs?

Furthermore, I have uploaded my unofficial transcripts to the portal. Would it be advisable to expedite the submission of official transcripts for the initial review process, or is this requisite only upon potential acceptance and prior to enrollment? Your clarification on these matters would be greatly appreciated.

Lydiaf

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Hi. I am applying for WHNP Fall 2024.

Specializes in Adult Stem Cell/Oncology.

I'm applying for the FNP program for fall of 2024. I have 11 years of experience as an inpatient oncology nurse. My GPA for my first degree (BA in English Literature) was 3.72, and my GPA for my BSN was 3.85. It was an accelerated second-degree program that took a little over a year. I've spent HOURS on my personal statements. I'm just super intimidated by the fact that they only accept 43% of applicants. I have no idea where I stand, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed...

Specializes in Adult Stem Cell/Oncology.
NursingMentorPRN said:

Just wanted to throw this out there since no one replied: I'm an admissions mentor, not a current student. But if you have any specific questions about the application process, I'm happy to share with you what I know based on my experience with my admitted clients from last year. Hope your application is going well. 🙂 

I'd love to know what you know about their admissions process, especially the personal statements! That's the only part of the application that I still have control of at this point.

Specializes in NP Admissions and Interview mentoring.
MisterSimba said:

I'd love to know what you know about their admissions process, especially the personal statements! That's the only part of the application that I still have control of at this point.

It sounds like your very well prepared for this program. 🙂 Regarding personal statements, I have SO much to say, it's hard to know what specifically applies to you. But I can say the most important thing to do is to demonstrate to the admissions committee that:
-This particular FNP program is the best fit for your specific career goals. Show that you've done your research on the program. (Rather than just trying to prove that you are "good enough" to go there.)

- You have a solid understanding of the role of an FNP in patients' lives, and you show how your 11 years of experience has prepared you for this with transferable skills. Note: You don't need to do that first part explicitly. If you do, it's actually quite boring to read. You can imply you understand the role by the way you integrate it into the career goals you write about.
- You have a "niche." (It's usually a marketing term. If you don't know it, look it up and it will help explain what I mean.) Have a more specific passion and goals that link to your past experiences. Like a particular patient population, or a particular type of disease, or a particular aspect of patient care/interaction. Admissions committees try to build a diverse cohort. Not just in things like identity, but also with career backgrounds and career goals. You want to be unique and easy to remember. (Additional advice: keep your career goals sounding patient-centered.) 

I have a lot more. I actually did a series on TikTok of "Personal Statement: 10 Most Common Mistakes." I'm not sure what the rules are on linking it here so I'm going to play it safe and not. But hopefully the above info helps you. 

Lydiaf said:

Hi. I am applying for WHNP Fall 2024.

I'm a WHNP and CNM. (Went to Penn, not Duke though.) Happy to answer any specialty specific questions for you. 

Specializes in NP Admissions and Interview mentoring.
FutureDNPAGPC said:

Thank you for your attention. I have submitted an application for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Fall 2024 program. Could you kindly furnish information on the historical timeline for decision releases? Additionally, may I inquire about the duration of both the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and AGPC NP programs?

Furthermore, I have uploaded my unofficial transcripts to the portal. Would it be advisable to expedite the submission of official transcripts for the initial review process, or is this requisite only upon potential acceptance and prior to enrollment? Your clarification on these matters would be greatly appreciated.

Hi. I had to dig through old text messages with clients to figure this out. Seems like last year was late April. But honestly, this varies so widely from year to year. The best way to find this out is to ask admissions. Usually when you submit, they tell you a general timeline (which they sometimes push back.) 
Regarding program details and things like transcripts, these are def questions for the school. I can find the info and provide it for you here, but I actually think for various reasons, it's better you ask the school. Attending info sessions and asking questions is one of the best things you can do during the application process. Hearing faculty and admissions speak on issues really gives you a better sense of the nuances of the school's culture and can be a huge freebie in improving how you tailor your essays for the school. Additionally, if you have a unique situation/problem, the admissions office is often willing to be flexible to accommodate you. 
A quick answer for transcripts would be that generally most schools have moved away from needing official transcripts at the time of application and are okay with unofficial transcripts until you are accepted. Duke's admissions office should be able to tell you very clearly what you need to do based on your unique situation. (For example, if your transcripts are from abroad, they will need to officially verified by WES at the time of submission.)

FutureDNPAGPC

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Thank you for the reply. April? That is an awfully long time to await a decision, considering most programs will have sent decisions by mid dec-mid jan at this point. Happy Holidays everyone. 

I've applied for the MSN/AGACNP at Duke for Fall 2024 and am curious about timelines. To date, I've heard nothing and haven't even seen a status update on the student portal. I attended one of the internet presentations on the program and want to think they mentioned Dec/Jan for interview notifications? 
 

in any case, I'm following this thread. 

Specializes in Adult Stem Cell/Oncology.

Has anyone heard back yet regarding an interview? 

I actually Just received an email to interview for the fall program yesterday - they should be going out this week? Good luck to all! 

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