Duke - MADIN II

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moggsy

moggsy

138 Posts

Check the Duke ABSN Fall 2012 thread below this one - I know at least one person got a MADIN interview for sometime in the coming weeks, but we lost a ton of posts in the website upgrade so you may have to post again. :)

2bEsqtoRN

2bEsqtoRN

168 Posts

Thanks moggsy! I hope that poster sees this post. Would love to hear more from him/her! :nurse:

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marmiesgurl15

marmiesgurl15

14 Posts

I wasn't that person you're talking about, but I also got an invitation to interview for MADIN II. To be honest, I didn't even know that I had applied for that program, and had no idea what it was when I got the invitation to interview. It does look like an exciting program though, and I'm looking forward to the interview in a couple weeks!

2bEsqtoRN

2bEsqtoRN

168 Posts

Marmiesgurl, can you receive and reply to PMs? I have a few questions for you, more specifically regarding your academic background/experience. I wanted to garner what type of applicant they look for. :)

marmiesgurl15

marmiesgurl15

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2bEsqtoRN, apparently I can't receive PMs since I haven't responded to enough posts on here yet, but what did you want to know? I'm 26 and have a BA in psychology from Williams College. I went straight to grad school and got my Masters in social work from Columbia in 2010. Since then, I've been living in New Jersey and trying in vain to find a job in social work. I'm currently working retail, and actually the unintentional "break" has been really good, since it helped me realize that I want to go into nursing. I don't have any experience in hospitals or medical settings, which makes me a little nervous, but I do have experience dealing with stressful situations where you have to make important decisions right away (I interned in the Bronx and in Harlem when I was a social work student). If you have any other questions, feel free to ask!

2bEsqtoRN

2bEsqtoRN

168 Posts

2bEsqtoRN, apparently I can't receive PMs since I haven't responded to enough posts on here yet, but what did you want to know? I'm 26 and have a BA in psychology from Williams College. I went straight to grad school and got my Masters in social work from Columbia in 2010. Since then, I've been living in New Jersey and trying in vain to find a job in social work. I'm currently working retail, and actually the unintentional "break" has been really good, since it helped me realize that I want to go into nursing. I don't have any experience in hospitals or medical settings, which makes me a little nervous, but I do have experience dealing with stressful situations where you have to make important decisions right away (I interned in the Bronx and in Harlem when I was a social work student). If you have any other questions, feel free to ask!

Stellar background. I guess I wanted to inquire on what type of undergrad GPA you're bringing to the table since MADIN invited you to apply. If that's too intrusive a question, please free to ignore :)

marmiesgurl15

marmiesgurl15

14 Posts

I don't mind sharing. I'm actually a little nervous because my undergrad GPA is low-- 3.19. But my grad school GPA is higher so I'm hoping that they'll overlook a lower undergrad GPA! What's your background, if you don't mind me asking?

2bEsqtoRN

2bEsqtoRN

168 Posts

I don't mind sharing. I'm actually a little nervous because my undergrad GPA is low-- 3.19. But my grad school GPA is higher so I'm hoping that they'll overlook a lower undergrad GPA! What's your background, if you don't mind me asking?

No need to be nervous at all. Duke is one of the few that takes a holistic approach to reviewing applications so I'm sure you'll be fine. Best wishes and I have my fingers crossed for you!

My background is a B.A. from a school similar to Williams (private WASPY liberal arts college in the North East), one-year post-bacc overseas, followed by working at a law firm for 3.5 years and counting. I'm also Afro-Caribbean and in my late 20s.

My life experience thus far has nothing to do with nursing, but I feel that it is not only my calling but also a field I can actually make a difference in, especially as a minority nurse. There is certainly a need for more racial diversity in the field, moreso in academia and administration. I'm so very happy that Duke has this program in place to address this racial gap. :yelclap: