DUQUESNE - ABSN - FALL 2020

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Hey everybody! I haven't found a forum for the Fall 2020 Duquesne program in Pittsburg, so I figured I'd create one! I just received my acceptance today! Not positive I'll be going since I am waiting on quite a few other schools, but if anyone else has been accepted we could chat here! Good luck!

Kclimber7

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Hey! I very recently applied to Duquesne. Waiting for all my transcripts to be mailed and what not. Have you found many negatives about Duquesne? I have been so immersed in researching ABSN programs , but there are so many out there it’s wild!

Has 2 years experience.

Hello! I was accepted for fall 2020! Very excited and definitely going. Have you decided yet @nataduma?

Kclimber7

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I was accepted as well. I think I’m going! Haven’t 100% decided yet though. Do you know Pittsburgh well? I’m from the west coast so I’m really unfamiliar!

Has 2 years experience.

I don’t! I just moved to Pittsburgh about 6 months ago but so far so good. It seems like a nice city. I was supposed to go to a preview day for the program at the end of this month but they cancelled it due to the corona virus. I have spoken with some local nurses in passing that went to Duquesne and everyone has said great things.

Kclimber7

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That’s awesome that you’ve spoken with some people. I found some 2018 cohort students that I’ve messaged with some. Are you planning on the 12 or 16 month route?

Has 2 years experience.

What did the 2018 cohort have to say? I’m going to do the 12 month just due to financial reasons. I want to start working sooner rather than later. LOL what about you? What other programs are you considering?

Kclimber7

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I am I think leaning toward the 16 month route just to take a little stress off my plate, since I don’t come from a science/healthcare background. They pretty much just said yes It is fast paced and hard, but if you’re willing to give up a social life, it’s doable. One did say that several students struggled meeting the HESI benchmarks and had to decelerate to the 16 month plan. He also said (this I think was the year of the major HESI controversy) that he had a friend who didn’t pass the final HESI, and didn’t get his diploma until he was allowed to retake it a few months later.

Has 2 years experience.

Yeah I don’t have a healthcare background either so I am scared about the difficulty! I am also worried about the HESI too. I am not going to be working or have any other major responsibilities during the program though so I feel like I should have plenty of time during the 12 month but we shall see.

Kclimber7

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Anybody worried what will happen with the program if classes are still online from COVID come Fall?

Has 2 years experience.

Definitely. I am hoping classes are back in before then.

Future.Derm.NP

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Has anyone not yet submitted their application? I am trying to finish my stats course before I send it in. I'm looking to send my application around the 21st/22nd of April.