Application status has been updated to "Under Committee Review"... Chugging along here!
Have others heard of Watts College of Nursing (https://www.wattsschoolofnursing.org/)? If you really want to live in the Durham area (like I do!) and don't have in-state residency, you might want to check it out. I'm also applying there. It's private, so it isn't cheap (~$40K for a two-year BSN), but I have a friend who went there who really loved it. It's the oldest nursing school in NC and has direct ties to the Duke Health system.
Watts has a rolling deadline, and the tiered application process is a little different than most other schools, but it seems like a good option if Duke doesn't work out. I'm a little unclear about their accreditation as they recently switched from a diploma program to a BSN program. The diploma program was ACEN-accredited.