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  1. Hello Nursing Fam, I am hoping to get some questions answered about OR Nursing and future goals/plans. I would appreciate it About me: I am currently a student at Duke finishing my BSN program and so far, I've loved the operating room when I did my rotations in Maternity. Even before that I was already researching this career path. Does anyone know if new grads are welcomed into the OR in the SF Bay Area? I ask because I hear that in certain specialties like the ICU, new grads are not typically hired into without a year or two of experience. Would this apply to the OR? I am in my last 2 semesters of my BSN, and I will be in PeriOp1 3rd semester and PeriOp2 during 4th/last semester. My hope is to go back home to the SF Bay Area and work as an OR nurse. Pay: How is the pay/hr like for OR nurses in the SF Bay Area? Do OR nurses take call a lot, and are there incentives for this? How does that work? I ask because one of the primary reasons I went into nursing was because of the flexibility and pay. I am naturally a curious person and try to find out as much info as I can before starting something. I may be getting ahead of myself here with all these questions! Thank you for reading and hope to hear from someone
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    JHU MSN entry Into Nursing practice Spring 2019

    Congrats to everyone! It's an amazing school, but I will not be attending! They have me the half tuition merit scholarship, but Duke offered me a full-ride. One more person is getting of the waitlist :)
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    Duke ABSN Spring 2019

    I have not received any communication from them yet as well. You're good for now!
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    Duke ABSN Spring 2019

    At Duke Days, one of the staff said they would create the page closer towards the start of the program. That's vague, but that's all I can recall. Perhaps they will start it once they've gone through the waitlist and confirmed everyone for the class.
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    Duke ABSN Spring 2019

    For those who are not going, Duke Days was awesome! It started off with a morning introduction, simulation demonstration, tour of the facilities, tour of Duke University campus and many other places around Durham! When we had our breakout sessions with faculty, they showed genuine interest in getting to know and support students. Current students and alumni genuinely shared their experiences, and none had anything negative to say about it. They say it's challenging but very doable. They all seemed to love Duke. I also like how they want everyone to succeed here (no nurse left behind basically). Other schools, at least where I am from, students and faculty will mention how cohorts start with # of students but only # make it through. I think it's a 98% NCLEX rate but also rarely does a student drop out from this program. Free tutoring for nursing students, your own lockers to put books (and a shower) in the nursing building which looks amazing. See everyone there in the Spring!
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    Duke ABSN Spring 2019

    Hey Kat, I'm going this Friday to Duke Days! I'm from California! As for housing, Duke does not offer on-campus housing for graduate students (ABSN students are considered graduate students for school purposes sake). There are many affordable living options near campus. Students typically can get their own room for 400-500 or more depending how bougie you want to get. Many students will rent a house and each get a room which can be about 400-500. I saw some ads on Craigslist for 3-4 bedroom houses being rented near campus for $1600. Google search "Near Duke" it's a housing website for properties near Duke.
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    Duke ABSN Spring 2019

    I am most likely attending. I received great aid. Otherwise, I was seriosuly considering another school.
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    Duke ABSN Spring 2019

    Financial aid posted. Going to Duke Days on the 13th!
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    Duke ABSN Spring 2019

    Anyone have their financial aid information posted yet? I think they are supposed to send an email, but not sure. I don't want to bug them anymore haha.
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    Duke ABSN Spring 2019

    Financial aid decision comes out Friday. For me, I wil have a better idea of whether I'll choose this school based on that, as well as Duke Days. I applied to University of Miami and their tuition is 40k. We'll see what happens. As for housing, Duke does not provide housing for grad students (ABSN students are considered grad students). My two friends who attended Duke ABSN say that the cost of living is very low in North Carolina. Many classmates would rent a house and split the costs. He ended up paying about 400 a month with classmates.
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    Duke ABSN Spring 2019

    Yea, I'm not completely sure though. You should ask for us :)
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    Duke ABSN Spring 2019

    I think I read in a previous Duke ABSN thread that the school of nursing sends a link to those who put in a deposit to join the cohorts Facebook group.
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    Duke ABSN Spring 2019

    Going to Duke Days on the 13th. On another note, financial aid office said that financial aid info will be released this Friday.
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    UM ABSN SPRING 2019

    Hey everyone congrats to those admitted! I will be submitting my application this week. Kind of a bummer to find out it is rolling admissions, at least for my case scenario. What prompted me to apply to UOM is that I was accepted to Duke's ABSN program last week. Assuming I do not get decent aid (find out this week), I may look at other schools. Applied to Hopkins as well. About me: UC Berkeley graduate '2018 Quick question: Am I able to submit my app without the recommendation? I anticipate my professor will have it in this week, but since it is rolling admission, I figure get in everything in asap. NursingCas grades are verified already through previous program apps, thankfully.
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    Duke ABSN Spring 2019

    An email was sent out to log into the applicant portal last week to check decisions. There was an option to "check decisions" which would display the final decision. You should call the school of nursing to find out why your app was withdrawn.
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    Duke ABSN Spring 2019

    Financial aid office said they typically notify FinAid Info about 1-2 weeks after admission. Person on the phone told me that it could be posted by next Friday or the Friday after that.
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