DUKE ABSN Fall 2012 - page 32

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   moggsy
    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. by   mellzie22
    I'm in for for MADIN and the program too! I don't think I'm going though...
  3. by   ABSNhopeful
    Thanks! Awe why not?
  4. by   mellzie22
    I'm pretty set on my decision to go to MGH. I looooooovvvvvveeeeeedddd Duke though, but I already have a lot riding on MGH.
  5. by   jpw4200
    Congrats to both of you!!! Mellzie...let us know if you change your mind.
  6. by   jbl07001
    Hi Everyone, and congrats to you ABSN(hopeful seems unnecessary now!) I've been on allnurses for a bit, but never really looked for a Duke forum until recently. Mellzie- I'm in the same spot as you. I've already committed to MGH, but Duke really does have an unbelievable program. I'm actually thinking of attending Duke over MGH now. The two programs are different, MGH is a direct-entry into psych/ mental health for my specialty, but I'm starting to think it wouldn't be so bad being in school for a little less time and working for a few years after getting my BSN. There are also a lot of places that would pay for you to get your MSN. I can't complain at all, this is a great position to be in, but the decision is so hard!
  7. by   ABSNhopeful
    Thanks! We would love to have both of you at Duke!!!!
  8. by   jbl07001
    I just accepted my spot to Duke. After a lot of thought I decided Duke really is the best choice for me now, and the extra experience I will get working as an RN will only make me a better NP in the future, even if it takes a few more year. I can't wait to get to know all of you and be part of the Duke nursing community!
  9. by   moggsy
    Congrats, jbl!! I have your same thought process - I definitely want to work for awhile before doing any kind of MSN (not sure if I even WANT to do an MSN at all), so no rush there. I'm always surprised by people who have it all mapped out already, and we haven't even started the ABSN program yet! I get why people starting a second career might feel anxious to plan it out, but when you're 22/23, how do you even know for sure you want to be an NP, etc, if you have no experience? I have a feeling my ideas about nursing school and the areas I would like to work in are probably quite different from reality - looking forward to finding out for sure in a few months, ha ha!
  10. by   amzytubies
    I just got an email to complete the MADIN II Survey for fall 2016 cohort.... I really hope to qualify, because some of my prerequisites are in progress.