I was accepted for the BSN/MSN Acute Care with a Fall start date (I received a letter via snail mail today and a phone call on Friday morning!). I was also offered the Fuld Scholarship and I was wondering if anyone had any information about this scholarship. Also, I didn't get around to applying for the merit scholarship and I'm hoping that I will have the opportunity to apply for that next year or the year after (before starting the Master's portion)?
Congrats to everyone else accepted!
I can only really speak to your first question. I lived in Boston last year and never needed a car. I know someone in the program who told me that having a car is definitely not required (many students don't) and clinicals are accessible via public transportation (they try to work around your specific situation). I know that I will be looking for an apartment near public transportation because I don't plan on having a car. It's also pretty expensive to have a car in the Boston area so I feel like it's kind of nice if you can avoid it : )
I hope that you can have the rest of your questions answered soon! Kind of bummed that the thing tomorrow was postponed!
Hey guys! I also applied to UNC's 2 year nursing program. I graduated with a biology degree from a private liberal arts university in NC back in 2011. I've been accepted to one of my top choice accelerated programs and I have an interview at my other one. I like what I have seen from UNC but as a 2nd bachelor's degree applicant, I'm wondering whether I want to take 2 years to complete the program instead of an accelerated. Anyone else feeling the same or have any thoughts?
Just RSVP'd for the May 4th interview day!
@AnnieBopannie, I'm also in a similar situation and I've put a deposit down at another school but I really love what I've heard about Duke so I'm just going to see how I feel after the interview, see whether I'm even accepted and how much I will need to pay in total. If it ends up being significantly more than the other school than I can't really justify it I guess for a 2nd Bachelors. I also plan on getting a MSN eventually so I need to have some money saved up for that : )
If you really like what you've seen from Duke, then I say give it a chance and see where it takes you!
Hey everyone! I was also invited to interview at Duke and I'm super excited to get down there and learn more about the program! @mrshamilton, I tried to PM you but I guess I haven't posted enough times. I'm also 23 years old and, unfortunately, have had a personal experience with my mother's ovarian cancer. It's a huge part of why I hope to become a nurse and spread awareness about the disease. I hope to meet you sometime in the near future!
ProfessorT, Wow - I agree completely about interviewing in person! I feel so much more nervous talking on the phone. Unfortunately, I live in Boston so the interview at Duke will be a trek. Haven't quite decided what I will do if I'm invited to interview! I have lots of friends in NC since I went to college down there so it would be nice to visit, I suppose : )
Hopefulnurse24, I'm glad to hear that you have such good things to say about UPENN. I also hadn't heard about the grant money so I guess I'll just wait and see (if accepted) how much they would be able to help me out. I'm also hoping to eventually go on for the Master's (but not sure what I want to specialize in yet) and it seems like Duke and all of the other schools that you applied to do a great job preparing their students for that role eventually!
I applied to JHU, UPENN, Duke, Simmons, and MGH. My top two are MGH and Duke and I was already accepted to MGH so I'm just waiting to hear from Duke! Unfortunately, I think it will come down to cost if there's a significant difference.