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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.
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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.
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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!!!!
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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
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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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