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Una Hopkins, R.N., F.N.P.-B.C., D.N.P.c.
School of Nursing
B.S.N. 1986, M.S.N. 1990

Administrative Director, Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center at White Plains Hospital

I desire to be influential in the nursing arena and to influence young persons to choose a career path of nursing. CNR has set an incredible foundation in nursing leadership!

Una Hopkins SN’86’90, R.N., F.N.P.-B.C., D.N.P.c., was recently appointed as Administrative Director at Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center at White Plains Hosptial.

“I desire to be influential in the nursing arena and to influence young persons to choose a career path of nursing,” Hopkins said. “CNR has set an incredible foundation in nursing leadership!”

“We are pleased to welcome Una to White Plains Hospital,” Jon B. Schandler, President and CEO, said. “Her extensive experience in cancer treatment and patient management is impressive and her expertise will help guide our staff and patients through their treatment.”

Hopkins knew she wanted to be a nurse because she wanted “the ability and autonomy to forever support [herself] and the vast number of career opportunities that lie within nursing.” She knew that her future was in cancer treatment when she was placed on an Oncology floor while she was a graduate student at CNR.

Hopkins, a New Rochelle native, attended the Academy of Resurrection in Rye, NY, and only applied to two colleges in hopes of attending The College of New Rochelle.

“Dr. Connie Vance [Professor of Nursing] and Dr. Anne Duval Frost [Associate Professor of Nursing] continue to influence my life. Of recent I met Dr. Vance at the NY Academy of Medicine at a conference and she encouraged me to become a fellow, and we shared a community nursing trip to Russia.  It was there that the true transition from professor to mentor really occurred.  During my master's I worked with Dr. Frost and became intimately involved in Project CHILDD.  I loved the research and entrepreneurial aspects of this program. Upon reflection of my career mentors, Dr. Anne Frost was a stong influence and an important  reason I am currently a doctoral candidate in good standing at PACE.”

Hopkins has been a nurse practitioner for 14 years, and completed her post graduate training at CNR in 1997. She has 25 years of experience as a registered nurse.