Dorothea hopfer - page 5

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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 Dorothea Hopfer I'd love to hear... Read More


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    Quote from Mcflea
    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.
    Look how convenient it is from your home and the set up isn't so right. That's unfortunate. But the question isn't wether one can get a job after graduating St. Paul's ...it's wether one can find a school that'll accept credits from a Non Accredited program to be able to Continue for the BSN. I definitely Plan to cont for my BSN. Most Schools won't accept Non accredited credits, I only found 2 that would in NYC. The investment in St. Paul's is way too much for so little. At their open house , that very same question was asked and a quick reply "we're trying to get it" and that was it!
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    thanks...did you take the TEAS yet?
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    Quote from KayMar
    thanks...did you take the TEAS yet?
    Well, I just called Hopfer. They confirmed that they received my HS transcript...and that the invitation to take the TEAs was sent out to me yesterday. We'll see what happens...😌
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    I took the TEAS on Friday. Not as bad as I was expecting. Have you scheduled yours?
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    Quote from Mcflea
    I took the TEAS on Friday. Not as bad as I was expecting. Have you scheduled yours?
    Oh great! I take mines on the 26th! I hope I have the same response to the test as you did. Was there a lot of students at your sitting?
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    Only 3! ***** said most students wait for the later dates. I just wanted to get it done. It's been over a month since I took the HESI and I was tired of studying for these tests. **** also said, in addition to the test score, they also look at your academic preparedness, which will be shown on your test result. The levels are exemplary, advanced, proficient, basic, and developmental. If you get basic or developmental, you are not even considered for acceptance.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Oct 8, '12 : Reason: name removed as per Terms of Service
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    Quote from Mcflea
    Only 3! **** said most students wait for the later dates. I just wanted to get it done. It's been over a month since I took the HESI and I was tired of studying for these tests. **** also said, in addition to the test score, they also look at your academic preparedness, which will be shown on your test result. The levels are exemplary, advanced, proficient, basic, and developmental. If you get basic or developmental, you are not even considered for acceptance.
    OMG! Only 3?!?! I'm so nervous now...really pray that this studying pays off! All the best to you...hope we both make it to Spring 2013.
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    I purchased the online ATI practice exam, which helped to get a feel for the test. If you've been studying, you'll do fine. Good luck!
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    Ok so I just took my exam this mrng...my my my we're those classrooms FULL! Now the torturous wait! I think we were told the results should be posted by this Tues. @Mcflea are you still considering DHSON? What was your scoring like, if you don't mind?
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    Congrats! I was relieved when it was over. I received the results within only a few hours. It might take longer for you because of the number of people taking it at once.
    My adjusted individual score was 78.7% with an academic preparedness level of "advanced". This score doesn't look so great, but in comparison to the national and Hopfer program averages (which they give you), I did pretty well. I got a lower score in science than I thought I would, which brought me down a bit. How did you feel about the test overall?

    I was accepted into SPSON and put down my deposit, but I am using them as a backup in case I don't get into Hopfer.


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