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Hi everyone!I am applying to the fall 2012 nursing program at Dorothea Hopfer and have been searching for reviews,I haven't found much, so if any one has graduated from or is currently attending... Read More

  1. Visit  MrsComboCurlz profile page
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    Quote from Mcflea
    I do like the small school feeling. I would be traveling from northern Queens and have to pay a toll, but it would seem worth it. I also like the 8hr Saturday clinical. Another program I am considering is a 1 day 12hr, or (2) 6hrs clinicals per week. I work f/t so, any time saved is a good thing. I am surprised there is not more information on the school mentioned here recently. Any idea how many applicants they accept?
    I believe we were told 36-40 students for the evening.
  2. Visit  KayMar profile page
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    Hi,
    Im attending the open house in Sept also, Im trying to get everything together so i can apply for the evening program in jan 2013 the deadline is Sept 6... i have alot of my pre reqs except 3 does anyone know if they will still consider me??? Super nervous Im a siingle mother of 2 and its been hard trying to find a program that I can do and not leave my job. Any information is appreciated thanks in advance
    Last edit by KayMar on Aug 23, '12
  3. Visit  MrsComboCurlz profile page
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    Quote from KayMar
    Hi,
    Im attending the open house in Sept also, Im trying to get everything together so i can apply for the evening program in jan 2013 the deadline is Sept 6... i have alot of my pre reqs except 3 does anyone know if they will still consider me??? Super nervous Im a siingle mother of 2 and its been hard trying to find a program that I can do and not leave my job. Any information is appreciated thanks in advance
    Hey, it's best to try and gets many of the liberal and sciences classes out of the way before starting in Jan. To definitely help lighten your load...but the only thing is MOST colleges is about to start for Fall 2012 this week...would u be ably to take whatever course u may need now, before Jan 2013? If not you'll have to take them w/ your nursing classes during a regular semester and some during the summer while attending Hopfer. They'll advise you BEST during the open house. All the best to you.
    Last edit by MrsComboCurlz on Aug 26, '12
  4. Visit  KayMar profile page
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    Thank you MrsComboCurlz,
    I registered for Chemistry bc its a requirement to be considered. so bet studying for chem and the TEAS V ive been busy...do you know when they give the entrance exam wouild like to know how much time i have to study. Thanks again
  5. Visit  Mcflea profile page
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    I applied 3 weeks ago and submitted everything required. I just received the letter inviting me to take the TEAS. The next test being offered is the end of September and there are several dates in October.
    Last edit by Mcflea on Sep 2, '12 : Reason: typo
  6. Visit  MrsComboCurlz profile page
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    Quote from Mcflea
    I applied 3 weeks ago and submitted everything required. I just received the letter inviting me to take the TEAS. The next test being offered is the end of September and there are several dates in October.
    I submitted everything as well (on my part)...just waiting for my H.S to send Hopfer my transcript. It's taking forever because the staff mostly been on summer vaycay. No wonder I haven't received the invitation to take the TEAS as yet! :0/
  7. Visit  Mcflea profile page
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    I also had to get my hs transcript. I went to my school and watched them officially seal it and they gave it to me to mail. I don't understand why a HS transcript is required when I already have a B.S., but it is what it is. It took about 7-8 days between the mailing of the transcript and receiving the TEAS letter.
  8. Visit  Mcflea profile page
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    I went to the open house on 9/6 and wanted to share some information. 9/6 was the deadline for Spring applications.

    I was impressed by three things:

    1) They want you to complete your prereqs elsewhere so that your focus is entirely on nursing. They believe this would produce the best outcome and allow you to keep some sanity. Another program I am considering preferred that you complete the prereqs at their school (probably to collect more money).

    2) They really focus on the small school size, open door policy, and personal attention you will receive.

    3) As of March 2012, they are NLN accredited. Most recent NCLEX pass rate is 94.4%. They expect this number to rise with the next test results.

    Some other information:

    Parking is located around the corner in a garage in front of Mount Vernon Hospital. You have to buy a token for $5 if you arrive before 5pm. After 5pm, the parking is free (unheard of). I purchased the token not knowing this and when I left at 8pm, the exit arm was up allowing for exit without the token. There is also parking on the residential streets if you have time to drive around.

    The evening program is 2-3 days per week (this is just for the Nursing 1 course, which is 10 credits) plus Saturday clinical. The hours are 4-8pm or 6-10pm for weekday classes. You are able to request the time frame that is best for you. The day program has a weekday clinical. Clinical is located at different locations. They include:

    Mt. Vernon Hospital
    Sound Shore Med. Center
    Lawrence Hospital (usually labor and delivery)
    Westchester Hospital (Psych/Mental Health)
    Schaeffer Extended Care Facility
    and 1 or 2 more

    Books are estimated at $1100, but this covers you for the first 2 years. You have to purchase 1 additional book for 3rd year and 1 for 4th year.


    If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
  9. Visit  MrsComboCurlz profile page
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    Quote from Mcflea
    I went to the open house on 9/6 and wanted to share some information. 9/6 was the deadline for Spring applications.

    I was impressed by three things:

    1) They want you to complete your prereqs elsewhere so that your focus is entirely on nursing. They believe this would produce the best outcome and allow you to keep some sanity. Another program I am considering preferred that you complete the prereqs at their school (probably to collect more money).

    2) They really focus on the small school size, open door policy, and personal attention you will receive.

    3) As of March 2012, they are NLN accredited. Most recent NCLEX pass rate is 94.4%. They expect this number to rise with the next test results.

    Some other information:

    Parking is located around the corner in a garage in front of Mount Vernon Hospital. You have to buy a token for $5 if you arrive before 5pm. After 5pm, the parking is free (unheard of). I purchased the token not knowing this and when I left at 8pm, the exit arm was up allowing for exit without the token. There is also parking on the residential streets if you have time to drive around.

    The evening program is 2-3 days per week (this is just for the Nursing 1 course, which is 10 credits) plus Saturday clinical. The hours are 4-8pm or 6-10pm for weekday classes. You are able to request the time frame that is best for you. The day program has a weekday clinical. Clinical is located at different locations. They include:

    Mt. Vernon Hospital
    Sound Shore Med. Center
    Lawrence Hospital (usually labor and delivery)
    Westchester Hospital (Psych/Mental Health)
    Schaeffer Extended Care Facility
    and 1 or 2 more

    Books are estimated at $1100, but this covers you for the first 2 years. You have to purchase 1 additional book for 3rd year and 1 for 4th year.


    If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
    Yes I remember hearing that the evening program classes are on Tues and Wed nights...Lecture on Tues from 6-10pm, Wed Lecture from 6-8pm and Lab, you had a choice of staying and taking it on Wed AFTER Lecture from 8-10pm OR...come back Thurs and take it from 8-10pm! Clinicals are on Saturdays (full day) 7am-4pm...I think you meant to say the books costs is for the first initial 2 semesters, then.... you'd have to buy an extra book for the 3rd and 4th semester (not years) unless your speaking of High School students coming in for the bridge BSN w/ Mercy College...correct me if i'm wrong.

    So overall how did you like it, my open house was very informative and inviting. I pray to get in...
  10. Visit  Mcflea profile page
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    Yes, you are right regarding the books; my mistake. I am comparing this program to another programs in Queens that just moved to a new location so everything is brand new. With that said, Hopfer definitely seems more appealing overall. I was informed by Sandra that nobody else wants to take the TEAS on the first day it's being offered, 9/29, and they like to have at least 6 people to make it worthwhile. I may have to wait until Oct. 5th.
  11. Visit  MrsComboCurlz profile page
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    Quote from Mcflea
    Yes, you are right regarding the books; my mistake. I am comparing this program to another programs in Queens that just moved to a new location so everything is brand new. With that said, Hopfer definitely seems more appealing overall. I was informed by Sandra that nobody else wants to take the TEAS on the first day it's being offered, 9/29, and they like to have at least 6 people to make it worthwhile. I may have to wait until Oct. 5th.
    I believe your speaking of St. Paul's. I went to one of their open house in June , before their move to the new location. I opted out of applying , just was too uneasy on their NON ACCREDITATION issue! Playing it safe...Hopfer excited me, didn't feel that with St. Paul's . Funny, my HS called me back to inform me of sending out my transcript to Hopfer. That was the last piece of info needed to complete my application. So gotta wait till they receive it now to get the invitation for the TEAS testing info. No surprise, she did say no one wants to take the first date...
  12. Visit  Mcflea profile page
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    Yes, I also have issue with St. Paul's not having NLN accreditation, but a friend just graduated from there and he has not had a problem finding a job; although, he hasn't tried transferring to a BSN program yet. I checked the NLN web site and they aren't even listed for candidacy, which after 3+ years since buying out St. Vincent's, you would think this would be a priority. Maybe it just takes a long time to become eligible?
    I took their HESI exam yesterday (trying to keep my options open) and did well, but there were no science questions. Some people were retaking parts they had failed previously. The new school is a huge improvement. It is also only a 10 minute drive from my home, which is more convenient, but as you said, the overall feel was less personable.
  13. Visit  KayMar profile page
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    I went to the open house also and loved the schedule for Hopfer it was very welcoming...waiting on my HS transcript thats all im missing. But Im super nervous about the TEAS exam I think I need more time to prep. But would really like to start in Jan 2013.

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