Dover Business School (LPN Program)

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    Hi, I am currently searching for a good nursing program to enter and Dover is close to me. I was wondering if anyone out there has had any experience with the above mentioned school? The tuition is 21,000.00 for the 2008 year and it is a 15 month program. I would like to have some information on this school before I attempt to take the entrance exam. I looked on the NJ State Board of Nursing website at the NCLEX passing rate, but the Dover Business School was not listed. Any information would be greatly appreciated.:innerconf:innerconf
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    Quote from newby39
    Hi, I am currently searching for a good nursing program to enter and Dover is close to me. I was wondering if anyone out there has had any experience with the above mentioned school? The tuition is 21,000.00 for the 2008 year and it is a 15 month program. I would like to have some information on this school before I attempt to take the entrance exam. I looked on the NJ State Board of Nursing website at the NCLEX passing rate, but the Dover Business School was not listed. Any information would be greatly appreciated.:innerconf:innerconf
    this program last year used to be 15.000.
    I went there, Clifton , and pased the placement exam with 87 % in Math and English..
    In the interview she started to ask me , do you have kids?? Who will look at your kids?? Do you have car??Are you working?? Why you want to be a nurse??Where you see your self in 5 years?? and other question like these..
    I felt that Iam interviwing for a job and not for a school 15.000 cost..
    I told her, why do you care?? You should't ask these kind of questions??
    She said that 300 people apply there every semester so they are taking people with good background, high references etc.etc.
    I thought: Go to hell.
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    Thanks Elena. The costs sure have gone up. I will take your comments into advisement.
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    I am currently attending the dover business college,clifton.it is a wonderful college.its my second semester.we are doing our clinicals in different hospitals.our teachers are wonderful and very experienced.some are doctors,bsn and msn.we have to study hard.we have test and quizes every week.i really love this programme.it is expensive,but time is money now a days.i strongly recommend this college.
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    Thank you for the information. It sounds like you have enjoyed your experience. I am sure that it is a lot of work. Could you tell me a little more about the day to day routine? I was told that classes are Mon-Thur (8:00-4:00). How has your experience with clinicals been? What hours are they and which facilities are you using? Sorry to ask so many questions, but I think that speaking to someone who has actually been through this will give me the most acurate answers.
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    Quote from newby39
    Hi, I am currently searching for a good nursing program to enter and Dover is close to me. I was wondering if anyone out there has had any experience with the above mentioned school? The tuition is 21,000.00 for the 2008 year and it is a 15 month program. I would like to have some information on this school before I attempt to take the entrance exam. I looked on the NJ State Board of Nursing website at the NCLEX passing rate, but the Dover Business School was not listed. Any information would be greatly appreciated.:innerconf:innerconf


    Hello all, I am a newbie here. I have just been accepted into the LPN program at Dover Business College in Clifton and so far I love everything about it. I am excited and will begin classes in April. The cost is $21,000. You can apply for financial aid and other loans. I would encourage you to go with your heart. Yes I was asked the very same questions re: family support, where I am working, if I had any young children and where do I see myself 5 years from now? These questions was only asked so that they'll know if you can finish the program. The LPN program is intense, a full day, so if someone works a morning shift (8-4) it is unlikely that they will make it to school.Hence the reason for so many questions. I hope this help a little.
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    In dover business college,in 1st semester the timings are from 8 to 3 for 3 days and 8to 4 in one practical day.if you have some college credits like in psychology and life science.then you will leave early at 12pm.so first semester is for psycholgy and life science and foundation of nursing.i had my college credits so i left 12 pm every day except one day which is practical day.8-4pm.we have fridays off.
    but in second semester everybody is in same boat,the time is from 8-4 for 2 days in college.the other 2 days we go to bergan regional and east orange for clinicals.the timings are 7:30am to 2:30pm.some times when we are done early with patients we leave early.
    i hope this info will help you.
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    question how long was the interview at dover and what type of questions did they ask.i have my interview tomorrow i am a bit nervous
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    I meant to reply to this message, and not in the forum that I initially posted. Here is a copy and Paste of it:

    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.
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    I am glad I didn't attend that school. They prejudiced me because of my accent..I offered to pay school in cash back then and was told no.
    They were afraid I will not pass and will lower their passing rate despite I did better than more on the NET test and passed it and I had been in this country just for a couple of days.
    I had already a bachelor from my country. Anyway, long story short..
    I did go to another LPN school and was on top of my class , will be done with my RN by May and doing great there and looking forward to Masters program in nursing managment.
    They lost...



    And I am not sure but a girl attending there told me that they do not give loans or financial aid..25 thousands what a rip off..
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