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    DUKE and other ACCELERATED BSN--> I have questions!

    Wow, i had no idea Wright State had an accelerated program. They should definitely make an effort to get the word out better online. Where did you go for undergrad? How long is the accelerated program there?
  2. Hello, I am currently a senior graduating in May and I've decided this year that I want to pursue a different path than my current major. I'm a mass communication major at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and I want to pursue nursing. Needless to say, my family is all in health care/medicine....and after some on-hands experience I've had within the marketing/communication world...I've decided the field doesn't appeal to me any more...and there are many aspects of nursing that seem very desirable and the job itself would challenge and excite me! I didn't want to be 40 and wishing I had ended up going into something a little more altruistic. I'm interested in applying next year for admission into Duke's accelerated BSN and a few other accelerated programs (Emory, Michigan Ann Arbor...) I want to get into a good school! Unfortunately, I still have to take prerequisite courses---chemistry, statistics, etc. ....so even though I'm graduating I'll be taking classes next year. I plan on taking these at a branch campus of Ohio State University or a community college to save money since I'm already coming out of my undergrad with some loan debt. My questions are: If you've completed this program (Duke or any other) or if you've been accepted, what did your application reflect? My current GPA is a 3.49. Nothing unbelieveable for a communication major, but pretty good considering Miami isn't a walk-in the park. - do you think community college classes would be sufficient for prerequisites at Duke? I've also studied abroad and I've worked hard within the communication department. (I'm part of a very selective advertising program). Also, what were your GRE scores?? This is something I'm looking at into the future and I'd really like to focus and aim for DUKE, however, I do not know if I'm setting myself too high. I mean it's got to be pretty difficult to be accepted! Are there supplemental actions I should take to increase my chances??? Do I look competitive against other middle-aged individuals who are looking at career changes and at this same path??? Thanks, Rachel
  3. Hello, I am currently a senior graduating in May and I've decided this year that I want to pursue a different path than my current major. I'm a mass communication major at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and I want to pursue nursing. Needless to say, my family is all in health care/medicine....and after some on-hands experience I've had within the marketing/communication world...I've decided the field doesn't appeal to me any more...and there are many aspects of nursing that seem very desirable and the job itself would challenge and excite me! I didn't want to be 40 and wishing I had ended up going into something a little more altruistic. I'm interested in applying next year for admission into Duke's accelerated BSN and a few other accelerated programs (Emory, Michigan Ann Arbor...) I want to get into a good school! Unfortunately, I still have to take prerequisite courses---chemistry, statistics, etc. ....so even though I'm graduating I'll be taking classes next year. I plan on taking these at a branch campus of Ohio State University or a community college to save money since I'm already coming out of my undergrad with some loan debt. My questions are: If you've completed this program (Duke or any other) or if you've been accepted, what did your application reflect? My current GPA is a 3.49. Nothing unbelieveable for a communication major, but pretty good considering Miami isn't a walk-in the park. - do you think community college classes would be sufficient for prerequisites at Duke? I've also studied abroad and I've worked hard within the communication department. (I'm part of a very selective advertising program). Also, what were your GRE scores?? This is something I'm looking at into the future and I'd really like to focus and aim for DUKE, however, I do not know if I'm setting myself too high. I mean it's got to be pretty difficult to be accepted! Are there supplemental actions I should take to increase my chances??? Do I look competitive against other middle-aged individuals who are looking at career changes and at this same path??? Thanks, Rachel
  4. Hello, I am currently a senior graduating in May and I've decided this year that I want to pursue a different path than my current major. I'm a mass communication major at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and I want to pursue nursing. Needless to say, my family is all in health care/medicine....and after some on-hands experience I've had within the marketing/communication world...I've decided the field doesn't appeal to me any more...and there are many aspects of nursing that seem very desirable and the job itself would challenge and excite me! I'm interested in applying next year for admission into Duke's accelerated BSN. Unfortunately, I still have to take prerequisite courses---chemistry, statistics, etc. ....so even though I'm graduating I know I have a few years of more school ahead of me! I plan on taking these at a branch campus of Ohio State University or a community college to save money since I'm already coming out of my undergrad with some debt. My questions are: If you've completed this program or if you've been accepted, what did your application reflect? My current GPA is a 3.49. Nothing outstanding for a communication major, but Miami isn't a walk-in the park. - do you think community college classes would be sufficient for prerequisites at Duke? Also, what were your GRE scores?? This is something I'm looking at into the future and I'd really like to focus and aim for DUKE, however, I do not know if I'm setting myself too high. I mean it's got to be pretty difficult to be accepted! Are there supplemental actions I should take to increase my chances??? Thanks, Rachel
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