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MzJazBerri

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    Duke ABSN Fall 2015

    @camij1...you only have to fill out an application to the nursing school.
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    Duke Absn Health equity Academy ??

    I would say that the HEA program is amazing, but you also need to decide if DUSON is the school for you. I loved HEA because it focused on health topics that I was interested in such as health disparities and working with underserved communities. But I felt that Duke could provide me with the knowledge, skills and opportunities. So for me, getting accepted into HEA and the nursing program was the vanilla sundae with the cherry on top lol. But I think you would need to see if it is worth it for you. But you can always contact me if you have any questions about Duke or HEA.
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    Duke Absn Health equity Academy ??

    They might do some changes to the program....BUT for me, we came in the summer for six weeks and lived on campus. The program is a way for you to look at obstacles and barriers that people face (i.e. financial, education, living conditions, etc) and how they play a role in their health care AND what we as healthcare professionals can do. It opens your eyes to the nursing profession and is a way to prepare you for the nursing program. You will take two classes. One was for a grade and the other one was more of an intro class in which they help you get some idea of the material that will be covered in the fall. During the summer, we had workshops, team-building activities, hospital shadowing, and a lot more. We were given a mentor and we got to meet with faculty members as well as other nurses. The six weeks was jam-packed, we had somewhere to be and something to do everyday. So the pace is very fast but you will learn a lot about DUSON, the nursing profession and yourself. We also did a windshield survey about two communities in Durham so we got to learn about Durham. We did have fun too...explore Durham, try new restaurants, go to the beach, etc. During the fall, we still meet as a group and did activities such as meeting with the dean, we were assigned a mentee from high school and we are currently writing a paper as a group about our experience with HEA. As far as finances, the program does not pay a large amount of the bill. I can't tell you how much is given because there might be changes to what they will give to the new cohort. But I would say to still look for scholarships and look into loans. Let me know if you have any more questions.
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    Duke ABSN Fall 2015

    @elefant3....I am a HEA scholar. PM me if you want to know more about the program. It was and is an amazing program!
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    Duke ABSN Spring 2015

    Well, there might be changes to what days you guys have classes, lab and clinical. But this semester, we have class Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Some people have lab either Wednesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon or Thursday morning and Friday morning and then you have clinical which can be scheduled anyway day, Monday-Friday. For your first semester, you will focus on wellness. Y You learn about healthy lifestyle changes such as exercise, nutrition, developmental milestones of children, etc. Plus you learn a lot of skills such as taking someone's vital signs. It is really about giving us a foundation.
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    Duke ABSN Spring 2015

    For you guys coming in Spring 2015, you are really going to like the new curriculum. I think it has been great so far :)
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    Duke ABSN Fall 2015

    I would say like what has already been said. Make sure you take your time with your essays. I would have someone proofread to make sure that there are no grammatical mistakes. But most importantly, let your personality shine through. This is their way of getting to know you, so let them see "you" shine through. I was nervous about my essays but when I started to write, i let my passion and my love for nursing take over. I am sure you will do a great job.
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    Duke ABSN Fall 2014 Hopefuls

    Thanks for the tip JuanMartin. My friend had mention that too :)
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    Duke ABSN Fall 2014 Hopefuls

    Also, based on the last trend from last year, it seemed they found out about 2-3 weeks after the last Duke Day.
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    Duke ABSN Fall 2014 Hopefuls

    I had an idea of the price tag of Duke but I still decided to apply because there was many things I like about what Duke can offer me as a student. I guess I have to wait to hear back whether I am accepted or not, to make that final decision. But my interview is this Friday. I was suppose to interview the 14th and decided to move it. Can't wait! :0
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    Duke ABSN Fall 2014 Hopefuls

    Hey ND_Irish! How was it?
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    FAU 2014 ABSN applicants

    Yes BriannaLewis...we were lol. Also, I would say make sure that you are not always first or last to answer a question.
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    FAU 2014 ABSN applicants

    Well let me be the first to say, I am so happy that the interview portion is over lol. I feel like it went great. There wasn't anything left to say when I left. But I won't say anything about the questions ask until after 5 because I don't know what questions the traditional students might be asked. But what I will say is be there at least 30 minutes before your interview time. My group was the last taken out the room and someone did show up and her group had already left. Not only is the time needed to fill out some things but also it is a great way to talk to other people.
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    FAU 2014 ABSN applicants

    Well Dr. D during one of the nursing session said they are kinda completing the interview process like UNF does for their Nursing Program. So based on what other trends have said, they had multiple groups interviewing at the same time just in different rooms. So that could be one way of interviewing everyone.
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    Duke ABSN Fall 2014 Hopefuls

    Hey krpark. I will see you next Friday :)
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    FAU 2014 ABSN applicants

    Hi everyone. I am also in the 9:15 am group. It will be great to meet everyone. Since I work on campus, I don't see myself getting lost lol :)