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!