DUKE ABSN Fall 2012 - page 2

Hi all! Just wanted to start a thread for the people applying to duke for the fall of 2012. I am super excited/nervous to be filling out the application! I know that there are others out there... Read More

  1. by   mellzie22
    I am also applying to the Fall 2012 ASBN program. I am from the Boston area and I am mostly applying to direct-entry MSN programs, but I think I really will like Durham. I have a double bachelor's in psychology and communication and I am currently a teacher for kids with autism. I have taken the GRE twice for other schools, but I think it might be waived at Duke because of my GPA. I have to contact them to be sure because that GPA is from the school I transferred to and not from both schools combined.

    Good luck everyone!!!!
  2. by   poodle5
    wow, i am glad i found this forum....did they give the stats of how many people get in /how many apply? Did they talk about experience being important? I have really good GPA, letters of rec, but not really any experience.... I wonder what my chances are. I am also from California and going to duke means my husband transferring law schools but he is hoping to do that anyway. Did any of the student panel not have any experience in the medical field? I mean it is a program for people switching careers right? I have also never heard of their spanish pathways vs research is that on the website?
  3. by   moggsy
    I was told for last Fall that 405 people applied and around 70 got in... Eeek. Trying not to think too much about numbers. There were definitely a few people on the thread for the class that starts this January who had no health experience, so I'm assuming it's more of a helps you if you have it/doesn't hurt you if you don't thing. They did say at the session that they recruit in California because the nursing system there isn't great (waiting lists and stuff), and a few of the students who spoke were from California. The Spanish vs. Research pathway was only on the website in the context of the course curriculum (what your class schedule would look like if you did each path) - at least, that's all I have found!
  4. by   poodle5
    yeah california is intense, but still alot of places are on a point system, which makes it atleast more predictable if you are going to get in or not..thanks for the stats thats a little crazy, but maybe equal chances of my husband being able to transfer law schools so we'll see!
  5. by   MicJagger
    Hi Everyone! I'm applying Duke's ABSN program for the Fall 2012 semester as well. I'm still a bit nervous however whether or not the Fall is the best time due the number of applications they receive. I'm hoping my professional background speaks for itself. I have worked for 5 years post graduate school as a health educator and in health disparities research at UNC. While no direct patient care or medical experience, I do a Master of Public Health degree (thankfully I'm exempt from taking that dreadful GRE again!)

    Good luck to all!
  6. by   2012hopefulNC
    I'm a Duke ABSN 2012 hopeful! Good luck to all. It's a hard wait, but it will be worth it in December if we get that e-mail.
  7. by   southeRNgirl185
    Hi everyone! Does anyone know if there is a way to check to make sure that our transcripts/GRE scores were actually received by Duke? I have confirmation from my school that they were sent, however no way to check with Duke. Any ideas? Thanks!
  8. by   2012hopefulNC
    Quote from dancergirl185
    Hi everyone! Does anyone know if there is a way to check to make sure that our transcripts/GRE scores were actually received by Duke? I have confirmation from my school that they were sent, however no way to check with Duke. Any ideas? Thanks!
    Once you submit your application, you will receive confirmation that it has been received and that it is complete. This will be shown as soon as you log into the online application. It will tell you what is complete and what is not.
  9. by   southeRNgirl185
    Great, thank you!
  10. by   moggsy
    You can also call the office and have them check for you - I did that several times before submitting the app (and realizing that it would tell me everything was complete, ha ha).
  11. by   2012hopefulNC
    It would be interesting to know the admissions statistics for admitted applicants....average GPA specifically.
  12. by   moggsy
    You're in luck... I just found the PowerPoint we got at the info session. For the ABSN Class of Fall 2011:

    68 people total (this number varies a lot - for Spring 2011 it was 93 people and for Fall 2010 it was 62 people)
    Mean age: 27.4 years (range 21-58)
    Average GPA: 3.598
    Average GRE: 1227

    The GPAs for the older classes weren't given, otherwise I would post those too... Looks like the class is always about 9% male, and obviously everyone comes in with really diverse majors (the slides listed them out, but that is a lot to type, ha ha). Crazy to think we might be hearing about interviews in a month! Aaahhh! Fingers and toes crossed.
  13. by   2012hopefulNC
    Male applicant here. Nearly 10%, sounds good. Hopefully a 3.68 gpa + working on a Duke clinical research project + 1.5 years of clinical experience as a hospice patient volunteer = a wonderful e-mail/christmas present from that wonderful admissions lady. I elected not to take the GRE right now. I'm sure there will be a lot of terrific applicants. Phalanges crossed!