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???