I am not very disappointed but I wanted to make the choice to attend and not have that decision made for me. From the Wait list, there is a very low chance you will be admitted. They consider who declined to attend and will only fill that spot if you match the profile. It is unlikely another non traditional student, woman of color, from a low income background, in her 30’s, from a city will decline the #1 nursing school in the country. I am a firm believer in everything happens for a reason and maybe this means, I can move to Canada or maybe it means I will stay in San Francisco and only pay 1/4 of what I would have paid for tuition at Duke. The interview was informative and it showed me what $100,000 in debt would look like. Is this education worth it? The only major value I saw was all my peers would be smart, push me to be a better nurse. Duke has a 100% pass rate for the Boards, and all graduates have job placements in 6 months post graduation. But still, at the end of the day, I was not certain the school was right for me. I just wanted the opportunity to choose. Onward, interviews at San Francisco State University on Thursday.
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