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- Feb 28, '10 by Mr BSNQuote from Alice88University of PhoenixRaicho, that's great it worked so well for you. As I said, it seems like a good program, but I can't afford to be out of work for 3 years. I'm married with two kids and we can't afford to lose a paycheck for that long.
As for grad school, my whole reason for going into nursing is to become an NP, and the NP programs in the area all require the NLN or CCNE accreditation for your BSN, and the online ones I've looked into are the same. If you know of any NP programs that will accept Platt's degree without the NLN I'd love to know which ones they are.
Medical University of South Carolina
Those programs have formal letters of agreement to accept Platt grads, MUSC offers a 95% online NP, you travel there one week per semester.
If your 'whole reason for going into nursing is to become an NP' you might consider becoming a physician or PA instead; it would save you from a possibly unpleasant few years while you gather experience in a profession you don't want while waiting to enter the one you do.
- Feb 28, '10 by Alice88Quote from Mr BSNPA was my first choice but I applied three times and didn't get in. I've started at an accelerated BSN program that is NLN accredited so Platt's accreditation is irrelevant to me know.If your 'whole reason for going into nursing is to become an NP' you might consider becoming a physician or PA instead; it would save you from a possibly unpleasant few years while you gather experience in a profession you don't want while waiting to enter the one you do.
- Mar 23, '10 by alisadianeSo, is there any news on this (Platt College experience)? The last post seems to have been quite a while ago! Has anyone gone through the entire program? How much tuition was it out of pocket? I am currently looking at many of the Nursing Programs in the Denver area, and this appeals to me because the general ed is built into the BSN program AND they have several start dates each year... As opposed to a lot of other programs that only begin in the fall each year... I am 35 and am just looking for the most efficient way possible to get my ADN or BSN, but want a reputable degree. Any first hand info would be much appreciated! Thank you!
- Mar 24, '10 by kloneQuote from Mr BSNIf your 'whole reason for going into nursing is to become an NP' you might consider becoming a physician or PA instead; it would save you from a possibly unpleasant few years while you gather experience in a profession you don't want while waiting to enter the one you do.
Except that some people actually want to go into NURSING, rather than MEDICINE.
- Mar 24, '10 by alisadianeSo- if I understand correctly, all BSNs are not "equal." Where you get it matters...correct? I JUST want to be an RN. I don't even necessarily care to have my BSN... I just want to be an RN and practice Nursing. I have not ambitions of being an NP or a PA... I just want to be a nurse. I have even been looking at going the community college route to get my ADN and then sit for the RN test... But that seems VERY time consuming, as it only starts once a year AND it also seems like it is nearly impossible to get into a program! I am 35 and a single mom... I work in health care already, just not as a nurse- obviously! I have worked in health care off and on for over 10 years of my life... so I know nursing is what I want to go into, and I know I want to be an RN. Is there a big difference between having my BSN from somewhere like Platt and having an ADN from a community college? Any advice on which is better? I feel like the more I know... the more questions I have! http://img.an-file.info/smilies/uhoh3.gif
- Mar 24, '10 by kloneQuote from alisadianeAll BSNs will allow you to qualify to sit for the NCLEX.So- if I understand correctly, all BSNs are not "equal." Where you get it matters...correct? I JUST want to be an RN.
Not all BSNs will allow you to matriculate to any graduate school.
If you "just" want to be an RN, it would seem to me like a faster, more cost effective approach would be to go to a community college and get your ADN. $6K vs. $60K. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
- Mar 24, '10 by alisadianeYes- I had heard that it was QUITE costly. I think all in all the ADN programs I am looking at are around $12k, but still much less than $60k! Thank you so much for your help. It is really nice to have a place to "bounce" things around a bit!
- Mar 26, '10 by ColoradogrlI have asked this before but does anyone know actually someone who has been through the whole program and is working?
- May 17, '10 by plattstudentyes there are. almost all the people who have graduated from the 4 graduating classes are all working. There are a few (3) that still need to take NCLEX due to thier own circumstances but all the rest are working. Several at Denver health, A few at Craig and a couple in long term care. One is working in Dallas at a major hosp. there.
Platt is accredited by the colorado nursing board and the NCLEX allows you to work pretty much anywhere. When was the last time you asked a nurse where they graduated from?
- May 17, '10 by plattstudentCurrently there are three university systems that accept Platt Grads for MSN and Phd's
Southeastern Medical University in south Carolina
University of Pheonix
Grand Canyon university
You might want to check your info.. Just because Platt wasn't right for you doesn't mean its a bad school.