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- May 20, '10 by RN2BKSQuote from plattstudentI work with 2 people that went to this school and are RNs on a Cardiac floor. They are both really great nurses and one of them I sat down with and talked about this school and she encouraged me to go and check it out. I am now going to take the test and see if I can get in. I'm hoping that they will accept me. I think this school seems as good as any other. I also work with RNs from other schools and to tell you the truth they all seem as new and the same as a new nurse can be. So, I guess go where you feel it fits the best. Congrats to you plattstudent I'm sure you will find a job fast and have great success!Currently 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.
- Aug 7, '10 by bitbitzmomQuote from Mr BSNI would love to hear about your experience. I have been to the Information Session, and have read some of the things said here in the forum, so I am a little hesitant about this school, so any positive feedback would be great. I may go to another Info session, ( the one I attended was in 2008), but I am not sure about this school because of the cost, and the accreditation. Have you graduated? If so, how did you do on the NCLEX? I do agree that everyone at the school was very nice, all my questions were answered. I decided after visiting that I wanted to take some of my pre-requisites first and look at Platt again later. Another lady I met said she was going to Platt and she really liked it a lot. I read on Platt's website that certain colleges DO accept their credits for those wanting MSN and beyond. I haven't decided how far I want to go in my education, but I would like to have the option of getting a higher degree eventually. It was also stated on the website that Platt graduates were excluded from hire at certain facilities (Department of Defense, VA hospital). I would hate to go through all of nursing school and not be able to get a good job. Sorry if I am rambling. Did you have any pre-reqs done when you started? My plan is to get as many as I can before I apply, so that my workload will be more about the nursing courses. I think I would have a very hard time if I had to juggle all of it at once. Thanks for your reply.I respectfully disagree with "plattsucks" post. I am a current student and have had a great experience at this school. From respectful faculty, to high academic standards and an iron-clad policy of not discussing the academic affairs of other students, my experience has been the diametric opposite of this contributer.
Platt's first class of BSN graduates (class of May 2008) began taking the NCLEX-RN last week. I've heard one result so far, which was a pass.
I'm proud to represent my school and I strongly encourage anyone interested in a BSN to attend an information session and decide for yourself if Platt is for you. I'd be happy to discuss my experience at Platt with anyone interested in attending.
- Apr 9, '11 by RaichoFYI: Platt is now accredited through the NLNAC.
- Apr 19, '11 by worried momSo since they are now accredited through the NLNAC does that mean their credits are transferrable to another college if you were to go for something else like a Masters Program? I am so worried, my daughter is at UNC but does not want to continue going to school there because of all of the partying around the entire campus. She just wants to get her nursing degree completed and start pursuing her career as a nurse but after reading some of these posts I am super worried. I do not care about the "steep tuition" if her credits transfer down the road (if she decides to go on for her Masters) and I also want her to be able to work at any hospital that is hiring.
Is there anyone that has graduated from this program, that works at a magnet hospital? I am a nurse and working at a magnet hospital is no big deal for me, I enjoy working at PSL but I know she wants to work in the NICU and I know University and Childrens have been named on this site as not hiring graduates from Platt.
HELP any other advice on this topic is greatly appreciated!!!
- Apr 19, '11 by SummitRNNLN is just a nursing program accreditation that is falling out of favor with Baccalaureate and graduate programs but is still favored by associates programs. NLN does not alone guarantee a credit transfer to universities.
Platte is a vocational school that is accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). To guarantee transfers, the school must be regionally accredited. In CO, that would be by North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement(NCA). Since Platte isn't, you'd need to contact individual schools to see if they'd accept Platte credits or not.
- Apr 24, '11 by graceomalleyRNI have been perhaps the most outspoken against Platt on this board. It is now my pleasure to eat humble pie.
There are two Platt grads on my floor who are among the best/smartest nurses I know. Furthermore, one of them is almost finished with her Master's from University of Phoenix. I have been completely impressed with both their knowledge and technical skills.
So if you are interested in this school, I think it is worthwhile if you can get in. Remember ANY nursing school is almost impossibly difficult at times, and the process itself will naturally weed out those who are not determined to succeed no matter what it takes.
- Apr 24, '11 by RaichoNothing guarantees credit transfers to other universities. It all depends on the school. My first degree was from the George Washington University, considered by many to be a very good school on the East Coast. At one point I was trying to get into their Master's program (before Nursing) and they had some issues with GWU because of how GWU designs their classes. The classes didn't teach the exact same things and as a result, some credits transferred and some did not. So it all depends on the schools themselves and every school makes its own decisions regarding transfer credits and it is not the same for every subject.
Platt is now approved by all state agencies as well as the NLNAC which is different from the NLN. http://www.nlnac.org/About%20NLNAC/whatsnew.htm
Most facilities require graduation from "an accredited school". They do not distinguish between the NLNAC and any other.
I currently work at Craig Hospital which IS a Magnet facility, we were jus re-accredited by Magnet and won another nursing quality award. http://www.rehabpub.com/RMN/2011-02-07_02.asp
Having graduated from Platt over 2 years ago, I have always felt that I had an excellent education and that I was definitely prepared for the real world. I think my co-workers would agree and I know my managers would agree as I just had my yearly evaluation and passed with flying colors as well as a raise. In addition, I just finished my MBA through the University of Phoenix (also accredited) and am continuing on with my Masters in Nursing. I have NEVER heard any disparaging remarks regarding Platt College from ANY MDs (Craig and consultants included), other nurses, administrators, facility recruiters or school recruiters. That being said, nursing school, and Platt College are not necessarily for everyone. I am proud of my degree from them and of how I am progressing in my nursing career and believe it is mainly due to my education at Platt.
- Nov 21, '11 by Maya91Raicho........i see you posted this in 06 and should have been done in 09.....im wondering how did it all go? are you happy with the program at platt? after you were done did it take long to find a job?
- Nov 30, '11 by COtimothyWHAT IS THIS PLATTE COLLEGE ALL ABOUT in 2011-2012?!! PLEASE HELP !!! I am currently looking into the school to possibly attend their 36 month BSN program. It looks to me as they have accredidation from NLNAC and ACCSC. Pretty much the exact same as a traditional college like University of Colorado... But I have also heard that you cannot go onto secondary programs with a degree from here. Also I have heard its a waste of time and money. But on the other hand I have heard that its a great school that not many know about. Yes it is alot of money but in your education you get what you pay for. So has anyone out there done this program? Graduated? Gotten a job? moved on to become a Practitioner or a CRNA? THANKYOU SO MUCH IF ANYONE CAN HELP.
- Nov 30, '11 by SummitRNNLNAC is a nursing cred. This is good.
ACCSC is a vocational school cred. This is bad for trying to go on to higher education.
I wonder where most of their clinical placements are for MOST students. A lot of for profits and even CCs don't have real peds clinical and many for profits are putting students in nursing homes and doctors offices for med surg and even practicum (if they offer a practicum).