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  1. AnginaAngelaRN

    DUKE ABSN Fall 2012

    Be yourself, look nice, smile, and do NOT ask "Do I really have to change adult diapers?" Seriously, guys.
  2. AnginaAngelaRN

    DUKE ABSN Fall 2012

    Hey guys! I was creeping down on you all (I'm a Fall 2011 student) and decided I just wanted to hop in and say: All of you with non-medical/hospital experience, fret not! Duke accepts students with ALL backgrounds and experience. I was a French major. Good luck :)
  3. AnginaAngelaRN

    Duke ABSN 2012

    1. Yes there are definitely summer classes. Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall 2. ALL ABSN classes are on campus with the exception of Statistics that I know of so far. The master's program is on/off campus. 3. Not personally worried about getting a job with Duke health after graduation. I'm actually going to the Navy so that's not my concern, BUT it really depends on how your preceptorship goes as well as your relationship with your advisor + recommendations so keep that in mind. 4. I'm a first semester fall 2011 student and all I can say is: PERSEVERE! The process can be daunting at times and all the waiting can drive you insane but if you meet all of Duke's min. requirements, take solace in knowing you've done the best you can do. Don't hesitate to ask questions, and DO go to Duke Days if you can. It really gives you a glimpse of what the program is about and gives you a good idea of how you might fit in. Talk to current students, we really want to help you. Above all, best of luck and allnurses helped me when I was going through this process.
  4. AnginaAngelaRN

    Duke ABSN 2012

    Hey guys, I just wanted to let everyone know that the people at DUSON are pretty understanding about any potential issues you may have with compliances or fin aid. That being said, if you can meet deadlines, you definitely should. I'm just saying that they may make exceptions on a case-by-case basis. I had a really hard time getting my compliances resolved literally a week before orientation because I was accepted so late. My advisor was extremely helpful and understanding and I'm STILL working to finish an immunization compliance, lol, but they just ask that you keep in contact with them and let them know your situation. Seriously guys, no worries at this point. Getting in was 95% of the battle. :) Again, congrats, and if you have any questions I'd be happy to help. Oh, and I'll be renting out a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom townhome for spring if anyone is looking for a roommate. PM me for info. Cheers!
  5. AnginaAngelaRN

    Duke ABSN 2012

    Congrats to all of you on your acceptances! I just wanted to chime in: I'm a fall 2011 absn student and today at orientation they told us that 2 of the three people working in the fin aid office are currently out on leave. They've been extremely busy finishing fin aid packages for this fall cohort so don't fret if you guys don't receive yours anytime soon. Just know they're doing the best they can! :)
  6. AnginaAngelaRN

    Duke ABSN Fall 2011

    I'm so sorry awin to hear about your news. But bisoubisou is right, something IS going to work out for you. Don't be discouraged and don't give up! Good luck!
  7. AnginaAngelaRN

    Just got accepted!

    Me TOO! Duke bound :hpygrp:
  8. AnginaAngelaRN

    Duke ABSN Fall 2011

    Thank you SO much everyone. I was going crazy with all the waiting and waiting!! I'm just glad it's over for now. I'm still following this thread and pulling for everyone to hear good news. My letter told me that I have until July 25th to contact them with a decision and formally decide on the application. Hopefully everyone will hear something by then. I got the email at 3:47pm on Friday. I didn't read the email until 3:47 Saturday morning. I have a feeling that they'll be true to their word and notify everyone by Monday. Good luck good luck good luck and thank you! :)
  9. AnginaAngelaRN

    Duke ABSN Fall 2011

    OH MY GOSH YOU GUYS I'VE FINALLY BEEN ACCEPTED! :hpygrp: I am so thrilled, this is truly a blessing. I hope everyone else has received some pleasant news this weekend. You're all in my prayers.
  10. AnginaAngelaRN

    Duke ABSN Fall 2011

    I decided not to re-interview only because I asked 'her' SO many times whether it was truly necessary. She said that she did not want waitlist candidates to feel that it is necessary to attend another interview. I took her answer as a 'no, but you can of you really want to.' I wish she could tell me my interview score so I can know whether it's something that held me back or not, but I don't think she's going to share that info. Anyway, good luck to you on your second interview and I hope you kill it! Are you going in person or doing a phone interview?
  11. AnginaAngelaRN

    Duke ABSN Fall 2011

    Hey everyone. I haven't seen much activity on this board for a WHILE but if there are any waitlisters still out there reading, "she" sent out an email saying that the program director will be making the last decision for the waitlist on July 25th. I don't know if that means we should expect an email thatday or not but we should know very close to that time. Good luck everyone!
  12. AnginaAngelaRN

    Duke ABSN 2012

    Hey everyone! I applied to the fall 2011 cohort and I am STILL on the waitlist. I'm currently number two but the past few times I've spoken with "her" the odds of her pulling off the waitlist are pretty slim right about now. So I've decided to move my application over for spring just in case. I just wanted to offer some info for those who may be interested: 1.) Duke is NOT very precise about notification dates. They will always tell you around a certain timeframe, but there will never be a specific day that you can expect a response. In my experience, it's best not to psych yourself out or get your hopes up. Just try to put them to the side and go on about your life until they decide to send their email. 2.) This spring apparently they will be switching one faculty interview for a group interview. I don't like this move AT ALL. If you're like me and were on the waitlist, the interview is optional. 3.) This cohort is substantially smaller that the fall's cohort so I would say everyone should try to relax and keep in mind that the odds of you getting at least an interview are pretty high. Good luck to everyone!
  13. AnginaAngelaRN

    Duke ABSN Fall 2011

    Thanks for your update. I was curious to see if anything had changed since you spoke with "her" and unfortunately, the situation still stands. She confirmed that they are still at capacity and do not have permission to return to the waitlist until they go under. She said that they will be sending a survey out to the accepted candidates who have not confirmed as of yet asking whether their fin aid is in order and whether they believe that they will be attending Duke. Once they get the survey back she said that they'll have a better idea of whether they are going to see any more drop off. She said that they hope to be sending us notification in the coming "week" about the situation, not necessarily to take people on the waitlist. Bottom line, we will have some kind of correspondence. In the meantime, she said that all who were interested in the Spring cohort will receive interview invitations when the rest of the applicant pool does. She said that this time around, they will have a group interview that takes the place of one faculty interview. She did say that doing another interview is completely optional and that either way we could just be considered again. She said the applicant pool is much smaller for the spring. I feel incredibly pessimistic at this point about the fall unless the survey reveals a significant amount of people do not plan on attending. She did say they are incredibly busy at this time handling spring cohort applications as well as trying to complete the fall cohort. She said we may even receive the interview email for spring before hearing back for fall, but they will pull until August 1st so all hope may not be lost. I really hope to hear some good news despite all of this and to the rest of the waitlisters; stay strong.
  14. AnginaAngelaRN

    Duke ABSN Fall 2011

    Well... it's July now. I've been hoping there would be more posts to keep me distracted during the insanely long wait but I guess everyone was busy having an awesome summer :DI have the anxious feeling that us fellow waitlisters will be receiving some kind of news sometime this week. I'm really REALLY excited to find out. Anyone else feeling the same?
  15. AnginaAngelaRN

    Geezzz..the wait on accepantace/denial for NS

    Hey all! I applied for my Fall 2011 BSN program last fall and I've been waiting ever since April. I should find out in the next few days... It... is... TORTURE! Good luck to every one, stay patient. :spin:
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