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    Somedaynp how is it going so far? I'm taking the exam in two weeks! I hope you got in for the 4th! Let me know what happens!
    I did get in I'm pretty excited, but had the financial aid meeting the other day, and that deflated the excitement a little. It's expensive. How did your testing go?
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    With how long and how expensive Platte is, I think people would be economically and professionally better off working their present job while on a wait list for a shorter cheaper school that might be more respected.
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    I got scared and didn't go through the testing. I figured that I would just go somewhere else because the money part is a little too much for me. I wish I could go but my fiance would kill me!!! Good luck at Platt, I hope that you like it there. :spin:
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    I really hope you like it! Congrats again
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    I did get in I'm pretty excited, but had the financial aid meeting the other day, and that deflated the excitement a little. It's expensive. How did your testing go?
    Hi! I saw that you met with financial aid. I just got my acceptance letter from Platt, but it makes it difficult because it is a big secret about financial aid. Are you in the Jan. 4 class? #16. We will probably be classmates. I am wondering.... Are you willing to share what you learned at the appointment? Do they have payment plans? If you don't have a co-signer, do they allow you to pay monthly? Anything you can tell me would be great. Thanks.
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    I have been thinking about the pros and cons of platt and I do feel that Platt is right for me. I have been accepted for the Jan 4th start date. I like how much one on one attention you recieve and how small the class sizes are. I called the NLN and they told me platt would know if they are get NLN accredited by March 2011. So if they do get accredited while Im in school, than I will graduate with NLN accredidation. But, right now my goal is to be a nurse with a BSN, the whole magnet hospital and Masters degree thing isnt my top priority. Actually alot of schools like arapahoe community and DSN arent even canidates for NLN. Im really excited to start in January!!
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    Just an FYI, Platt now has complete approval from the Colorado State Board of Nursing and is expecting a site visit from the NLN in the next 6 months-1 year (I think, I could be off on the time). In addition, the first graduating class had a 78% pass rate for the first time NCLEX, but the 3 classes after all had 100% pass rates, which no other school in Denver can claim. The only schools in Denver that are accredited by a National Nursing organization, are Regis, CU and University of Phoenix. Associate degree programs are not eligible, so ACC, etc. cannot even apply for candidacy. I don't know about UCD. Perhaps because they are part of the CU program they are? I'm not sure. Again, I graduated from Platt, in Cohort 2, and am now employed at Craig Hospital, which is a Magnet Hosptial. I did not have any Clinicals there, but I managed to arrange for my Senior Capstone to be there, and I think that helped.

    I did work part time while going to Platt, but I had some pretty flexible employers and it was not easy. They do have payment plans and they are interest free (or were when I was there). I paid every month and was not charged interest. Margie is their financial aid person and I know she may not be the easiest person to approach initially, but she is awesome and will do anything she can to make things easier for you. Definitely use her as a resource.

    Hope this helps, good luck!
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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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    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
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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


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