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  1. Visit  somedaynp} profile page
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    I really wish that we had some sort of student network at Platt so that the nursing students could chat/post books for sale/ organize study groups, etc. This all nurses thing is helpful, but it would be nice to be able to network a little and chat with people who are going through the same experience that we will soon be immersed in at Platt. I am a January 4th start and am curious about who will be classmates-- IF I can figure out a way to pay for it......I already have a BA, so that limits my federal eligibility. I've applied for every scholarship that I'm eligible for, but the january start is between "normal" start dates, so I guess maybe I can apply for more scholarships later on. Now, I'm on to the private lenders. Woo-hoo Hope to hear back from fellow classmates and fellow Platt nursing students as well. Any tips for a first year? AND, a somewhat stupid question -- I'd kind of like to wear scrubs to class, but I feel a little silly or like it's presumptive?? I don't want to worry about what to wear and have very few "street clothes" I used to wear a uniform to work, so most of my stuff is for interviews or dates....so scrubs seem easy and fun to my fashion challenged self. So, are scrubs something people usually wear to class? Oh, and I signed up for the BLS for healthcare providers offered by rocky mountain CPR that is next thursday, dec 10th, from 1-5 near the tech center if anyone wants to take it with me
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  3. Visit  leahjack1016} profile page
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    Hi somedaynp,

    I am in the Jan. 4 class and I feel the same way about the networking. Would you like to exchange information? Actually, if any of you would like to send me your personal info, here is my email. greystreet1016@yahoo.com. I would be happy to give you my name and phone number. I am thinking we will need a lot of support, so I am open to getting to know you guys. I really am soooo excited. Good luck with the financial aid struggle as well.

    J
  4. Visit  Malfijo} profile page
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    Hi somedaynp and leahjack!
    I guess we will all be seeing each other soon! I think scrubs are fine to wear to class, and there waay comfortable! Yeah I wish there was a book exchange or somewhere we could buy books from other students, because they are so expensive.I am just finishing up some loose ends like my physical, and got my BLS last week. I am concerned however, that I cant find record of my Hep B vacc. so I have to get it again, and it takes like 3 months. Will I still be able to start in January? Well if anyone wants to get a hold of me you can email me malfijo@yahoo.com. Good to know that there are other class 16's on here!


    ~Mallory
  5. Visit  hope3456} profile page
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    Quote from Malfijo
    Hi somedaynp and leahjack!
    I guess we will all be seeing each other soon! I think scrubs are fine to wear to class, and there waay comfortable! Yeah I wish there was a book exchange or somewhere we could buy books from other students, because they are so expensive.I am just finishing up some loose ends like my physical, and got my BLS last week. I am concerned however, that I cant find record of my Hep B vacc. so I have to get it again, and it takes like 3 months. Will I still be able to start in January? Well if anyone wants to get a hold of me you can email me malfijo@yahoo.com. Good to know that there are other class 16's on here!


    ~Mallory
    You don't have to get the Hep B again.....you can get a 'titer' blood sample drawn and if you have already had the vaccination it will show you have the antibodies to it.
  6. Visit  leahjack1016} profile page
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    I was told that if I haven't had the vaccine, I would have to have the first one prior to start and the rest scheduled. Call Barb. She will help.
  7. Visit  vsoto} profile page
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    Hello from the Navy. I am currently active duty enlisted, with no healthcare background. I am a Colorado native and when get out (hopefully by xmas 2010) I plan on attending Platt for my BSN starting Jan 2011. I recently went to an information session in December and have been in contact with Joni by email. She is super sweet and has been really helpful. I was very excited after leaving the info session and after doing more research my feelings about Platt have gone down then up and then down again. I was really glad to find this website also.

    From the looks of things the application process is farely simple. Its still too early for me to apply just yet. Any advice from the people who got accepted?

    Also does the NLN accredidation really matter that much when it comes to getting a job? Is Platt regionally or nationally accredited? and does the CBON that they recently got count for anything? (I read that they just got it on this blog)

    As for the money, I plan on using my MGI Bill and I already have some of the pre-reqs done so that should help. Regardless of that it does seem very expensive. My GI-bill might not even cover it all.

    Any navy nurses out there? Thinking about getting commissioned as a reserve when I graduate. Thanks!!!!
  8. Visit  Coloradogrl} profile page
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    Quote from vsoto
    Hello from the Navy. I am currently active duty enlisted, with no healthcare background. I am a Colorado native and when get out (hopefully by xmas 2010) I plan on attending Platt for my BSN starting Jan 2011. I recently went to an information session in December and have been in contact with Joni by email. She is super sweet and has been really helpful. I was very excited after leaving the info session and after doing more research my feelings about Platt have gone down then up and then down again. I was really glad to find this website also.

    From the looks of things the application process is farely simple. Its still too early for me to apply just yet. Any advice from the people who got accepted?

    Also does the NLN accredidation really matter that much when it comes to getting a job? Is Platt regionally or nationally accredited? and does the CBON that they recently got count for anything? (I read that they just got it on this blog)

    As for the money, I plan on using my MGI Bill and I already have some of the pre-reqs done so that should help. Regardless of that it does seem very expensive. My GI-bill might not even cover it all.

    Any navy nurses out there? Thinking about getting commissioned as a reserve when I graduate. Thanks!!!!
    I just wanted to poke in and give the info I know. I noticed you are wanting to be a navy nurse and I am pretty sure you HAVE to go to a program that is NLN. I would double check in the military section but I am pretty sure

    GL
  9. Visit  vsoto} profile page
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    Thanks for the input. I have been on the navy's website and this is what I found today.

    http://www.navyreserve.com/careers/health-care/nurses/

    "Education — Each applicant must be a graduate of a U.S. education program granting a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) and accredited by the appropriate state board of nursing or the National League for Nursing."

    I also searched for the schools that were approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing and SON Platte College is on the list of approved programs and pending NLNAC accredidation.

    If I am interpreting this correctly, than SON Platt would qualify?
  10. Visit  Coloradogrl} profile page
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    I was wondering if someone who was in Platt or have talked to financial aid could answer me. I was wondering after you get all your federal loans/grants and the reminding balance are you able to make payments from to the school while you are in or do you have to get a private loan?
  11. Visit  evieshane} profile page
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    That is very promising, I also went to one of their sessions the one thing that worries me it the financial part of it and I need to work as well. are you going to work while in school?
  12. Visit  Mr BSN} profile page
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    Quote from Malfijo
    Hi somedaynp and leahjack!
    I guess we will all be seeing each other soon! I think scrubs are fine to wear to class, and there waay comfortable! Yeah I wish there was a book exchange or somewhere we could buy books from other students, because they are so expensive.I am just finishing up some loose ends like my physical, and got my BLS last week. I am concerned however, that I cant find record of my Hep B vacc. so I have to get it again, and it takes like 3 months. Will I still be able to start in January? Well if anyone wants to get a hold of me you can email me malfijo@yahoo.com. Good to know that there are other class 16's on here!


    ~Mallory
    It's much easier to buy from earlier classes than you would think, you'll run into them regularly. Regarding networking, your class size is small enough that emails are the easiest way to communicate.

    Good luck in your nursing career, and enjoy your time at Platt.
  13. Visit  Mr BSN} profile page
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    Quote from Coloradogrl
    I was wondering if someone who was in Platt or have talked to financial aid could answer me. I was wondering after you get all your federal loans/grants and the reminding balance are you able to make payments from to the school while you are in or do you have to get a private loan?
    Go meet with the financial aid people. Short answer is "yes, you can make payments" but the terms are pretty specific.
  14. Visit  Mr BSN} profile page
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    Quote from vsoto
    Thanks for the input. I have been on the navy's website and this is what I found today.

    http://www.navyreserve.com/careers/health-care/nurses/

    "Education-Each applicant must be a graduate of a U.S. education program granting a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) and accredited by the appropriate state board of nursing or the National League for Nursing."

    I also searched for the schools that were approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing and SON Platte College is on the list of approved programs and pending NLNAC accredidation.

    If I am interpreting this correctly, than SON Platt would qualify?

    Yes, a Platt degree is acceptable to the military, some of my classmates looked into taking a commission when they graduated.


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