Congratulations! On behalf of the Duke University School of Nursing Admission’s Committee, it is my pleasure to inform you that you have been offered admission to the 2017 fall term.
I reached out to my classmates to ask if they were also on their way to becoming a nurse.
Tony, amazingly won the CCSF lottery, and started his nursing classes in January, completing his first semester, and with clinical experiences at SF General Hospital. Tony’s mom is also a nurse in SF, and I think he already has his Bachelors Degree, so it is ok to graduate in 2 years with an Associate’s Degree and nursing license. He will graduate with zero debt.
Melva is a mom, transferred her community college credits to the 4 year, San Francisco State University, undergraduate nursing program. She also started nursing this January and should finish with a Bachelor’s of Nursing and her nursing license in 2-3 years. SFSU is an affordable state university, about $4,000 per semester.
Chris, who is a veteran, a minority, and graduated from Berkeley, was admitted to UCSF however, declined. He is pursuing firefighting.
I am leaning towards accepting admission to Duke University but have not received the financial aid award letter yet. I will graduate with the most debt of us all, along with a Bachelor’s of Science degree, and a nursing license. I will be a nurse at the end of 2018!