Accepted Duke!

Dear Liane:
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!


  1. Hey Liane! Not sure if you remember me, but you helped me out at Sports Basement last Spring in preparation for a cross country bike ride that I was about to embark on with Bike and Build. The ride went well, large in part to all your advice! Thank you!

    I’ve been subscribed to your blog ever since and just wanted to say congrats on your acceptance to nursing school! It’s really awesome to read that you’re making huge leaps towards your goal 🙂


    1. Hi Varun, yes, I remember you. So happy to hear you had a great experience on your ride. Thank you for the congrats, kind words, and following the adventure.

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