Dover Business College Soon LPN

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    Wanted to know if anyone had an opinon about the program for LPN's. I am hopefully starting in September. Any info would be great. Also wanted to know an LPN's salary in North Jersey. Thanks:spin:
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    Hi I am currently in the lpn program at dover business college. I am in my fourth month with only 11 more to go! All LPN programs are very intense. Most people just work on the weekends because so much time is required for studying and such.Start saving now so in sept. you won't be so focused on $ and remember that it is only 15 months at this school and then you'll be fine. Be prepared to give up your social life for this time. It is all worth it! Good luck and go for it
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    see nj forum....under the lpn thread

    this is what i wrote
    watch out for the newer lpn programs that are starting up in nj. i went for an interview with dover and they did not have the sites for the clinical portion of the program set up!!! i was told "oh we're still working out the details" i looked into all the programs that are available in northern nj....allied....ho-ho-kus, they all seemed 2nd rate. i went to holy name and found out that this program has been around for more than 25 years. they have only one class at a time. i applied and i hope to start in sept.
    i really did my home work about what is out there, nclex pass rates etc. and holy name seems the very best by far

    good luck try holy name

    look at the nclex pass rates
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    Yeah there's another school by the Dover Business College. There are classes held in the Dover Medical Building. I used to live in Parsippany which is literally 5 min away from Dover. Its a really nice town. Anyways, its called (AHTI) Ace Healthcare Training Institute. I took their CNA program 3 yrs ago and absolutely loved it! The teachers were excellent! Very inspiring.
    My friend had told me that she is on the waiting list for the LPN program. Personally, I attended CCM (county college of morris) but if i were to do it all over again.. i would of joined them! Anyways good luck..hope that helps.
    Last edit by love4nursing101 on Apr 15, '06
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    Dover Business College is a new program and we were there first class. All of our clinicals are set up and we are out there doing them. The teachers have very high standards in the class and in the clinical. They want us to be top of the line LPN's. Give the business part a chance it is there first year. Our class is soaring!
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    hello
    just wondering if anyone is attending the center for allied health & nursing education in hacensack, nj.

    i will be starting class June 5th and im very nervous and have no idea what to expect, please advise

    thanks
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    Quote from lovelylady06
    Hi I am currently in the lpn program at dover business college. I am in my fourth month with only 11 more to go! All LPN programs are very intense. Most people just work on the weekends because so much time is required for studying and such.Start saving now so in sept. you won't be so focused on $ and remember that it is only 15 months at this school and then you'll be fine. Be prepared to give up your social life for this time. It is all worth it! Good luck and go for it

    hello,
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    Quote from lovelylady06
    Hi I am currently in the lpn program at dover business college. I am in my fourth month with only 11 more to go! All LPN programs are very intense. Most people just work on the weekends because so much time is required for studying and such.Start saving now so in sept. you won't be so focused on $ and remember that it is only 15 months at this school and then you'll be fine. Be prepared to give up your social life for this time. It is all worth it! Good luck and go for it

    hello, im going to be starting LPN class in June in hacensack at the center for allied health and nursing education.. im very nervous and have no idea what to expect. please advise

    im due to quit my full-time at month end and have no idea how im going to make it financially.. im hoping to get unemployment
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    Hi belindam, i know this is kinda late, but did you get to attend the center for allied lpn program. If so, did u graduate, and what advice do you have for me. I am starting the program jan2010
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    I completed the LPN course in September of 2009, have a great job in a nursing home, but I have some advice for anyone who is thinking about this school. First, the school is not accredited and if you fail- you will start over at a new school. NOTHING WILL TRANSFER. The last time I checked the tuition was raised to $25,000. This would make Dover Business College the MOST EXPENSIVE PROGRAM IN THE STATE! The program is also 15months, opposed to 12 months that most school's require. Here are the positives:

    1) Dover requires a higher passing rate on the HESI (the exit exam) than the state's requirement, so if you pass, you are better prepared for the NCLEX.
    2) They have open enrollment. So you dont have to wait a whole year after you decide that you want to go into nursing, to start school. Usually they take a class in July, and then another class in January.

    Here are the Negatives:
    1) If you fail a class, chances are they will kick you out of the program. You owe any loans immediately, nothing will transfer to another school, and you will start over. They will tell you that you can come back and join the next class, but in my 15 months there- none of my classmates were allowed to return. This is important to know along with the fact that by the 3rd semester, they dont have enough faculty signed on to teach more than 15 students. This means that 30 students start, and within 6 months, they expect only 15 students or less into the program. I watched students with 74.5 grades (which would be rounded up to a 75, which is passing) fail because of this teacher/student quota.
    2) The Dean will be your friend right up until you have paid your tuition, then she turns into a drill seargant. You are on your own if you have a problem with a test, or a teacher. Lucky for me, I had excellent grades and stayed quiet in class. But there were many students who had correct answers and cited the textbook, and were told that the TEXTBOOK WAS WRONG!!!!! Not only was this unfair for those students..... Those students were kicked out of the program without a chance to appeal (regardless what there rights are in the student handbook)

    I had a great close knit family of students who helped each other study. Most of what we learned we taught each other. In Clinical @ Bergen Regional Medical Center (formerly Bergen Pines) we would share a floor with other student nurses from other schools. We were impressed by their knowledge, and the positive attitudes they had. At our school, we would constantly be fearful of the doomsday scenarios our teachers would impose on our day.

    Those who left the school for personal reasons or unfair grading policies ended up in accredited schools, graduated, and many went straight into an RN program, which is only a few months longer than Dovers LPN program, and similar in price. I would suggest that anyone interested in this school, research their options and speak to current students. REMEMBER, they dont have enough room for everyone to Graduate, so some will fail out without reason. THIS IS COMING FROM A GRADUATE, NOT AN ANGRY DROP OUT.

    I wish you all success in whatever program you decide to go into, and dont let Dover Business College defer you from reaching your goals. Nursing is the best career choice Ive made, and I thank DBC for the education and opportunity they gave me.
    Lauren Price-Nickels likes this.


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