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    Hi!

    I am new to this site. I am hoping that a current Platt College student can share their experience with me (schedule, locations of clinicals, how many students in a class, etc.)

    Thank you in advance. I really appreciate it!
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    Why is this school so expensive? 60K seems a bit high. I don't think DSON is that high. Any insight into this?
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    Platt has an informational meeting every Monday at 4:00 p.m. I'm going to the one tonight and will report back for those who are interested.
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    DSN is only ~$30K, and you get your BSN in 21 months. (You have to take pre-reqs elsewhere.)
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    The informational meeting was interesting. The cost is steep--about 60K, which I tend to think is excessive compared to some of the other programs I've looked into. There are a couple of advantages to Platt for me in that classes never start before 9:00 a.m. (clinicals are another story, of course) and the school is literally about a mile from my house.

    All the instructors have a master's in nursing, which I thought was impressive. The school is approved by the CO Board of Nursing. The BSN program is 32 months long and consists of 201 credit hours. You start your nursing classes right away and the general education classes and science pre-requisites are taken throughout the program. I was a little disappointed with the fact that I couldn't finish the program sooner, given that I already have a bachelor's degree and can have most of my gen-ed classes transfer to Platt. The president of the school said I would still finish in 32 months but that my workload would be lighter along the way.

    The clinicals are supposedly very intensive and they also have simulation labs at the school. You do clinicals throughout the program and you end with a capstone where you work one-on-one with a nurse in a hospital. They said that they are preparing nurses who are "work ready" and that the program far exceeds the state's minimum competency requirements. This gives students more of an edge when they apply for jobs and also gives them a feeling that they actually know what they're doing instead of learning as they go, although there will always be a learning curve no matter how well prepared you are, in my opinion.

    Nursing classes are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. one day a week, clinicals/labs are one day a week, non-nursing classes are one day a week, and any overflow of classes might run an extra day per week but they said that isn't what usually happens. It sounds like 3 days a week would be the schedule most of the time, with an occasional 4 day week.

    They accept 15 students each new term with the next one starting in January. You have to take the TEAS test and have an interview with the president of the school, fill out the application, and have all your immunizations in process before you start. Federal funding is available as well as the alternative-type loans. I think that about covers it! If anyone has any questions, let me know, because I have an information packet but I haven't gone through all of it yet. I'm still weighing my options and am going to talk to Concorde on Wednesday.
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    This gives students more of an edge when they apply for jobs and also gives them a feeling that they actually know what they're doing instead of learning as they go, although there will always be a learning curve no matter how well prepared you are, in my opinion.
    Just what we need, a bunch of fresh grad nurses who think they know what they are doing. :selfbonk:

    Kidding aside, thanks for the info. Platt is pretty good at the business end of higher ed, so I'm not surprised you were impressed. I think all the BSN programs out here have the same amount of clinical and lab experience, so I'm not sure how Platt's curriculum gives someone an "edge." If anything, it might be more difficult to come out of new program without an established reputation. (Then again, it might not matter one way or the other). It is expensive, but not extreme. I think Regis is >$40K. Best of luck with it.

    ~Mel'
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    Hi Melina,

    I haven't decided to attend Platt, I just wanted to check out all the programs that don't have a waitlist and that was one of them. I think the "edge" that they're referring to is more the capstone at the end of the program where each student does an internship with a nurse in a hospital, rather than the clinicals/labs, which I'm sure are included in all nursing programs. I don't remember the specific length of the internship but that's why they said their students come out "work ready." As with everything, I take it with a grain of salt because, of course, they want people to enroll in THEIR program and fork out the 60K. It may or may not be worth it but I just wanted to pass the info. along to anyone else who'd been wondering about their program. I'm going to Concorde today and have a call in to DSON to find out more about their nursing programs as well.
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    Hi All,

    Could someone please tell me where Platt College is located in Colorado. I currently live in Wellington; about 65 miles north of Denver.

    Thanks,

    Stephen
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    Platt is in Aurora. The address is: 3100 S. Parker Rd, Aurora, CO 80014
    Platt Colorado Nursing

    ~Mel'
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    Quote from jumpingbean
    Hi Melina,

    I haven't decided to attend Platt, I just wanted to check out all the programs that don't have a waitlist and that was one of them. I think the "edge" that they're referring to is more the capstone at the end of the program where each student does an internship with a nurse in a hospital, rather than the clinicals/labs, which I'm sure are included in all nursing programs. I don't remember the specific length of the internship but that's why they said their students come out "work ready." As with everything, I take it with a grain of salt because, of course, they want people to enroll in THEIR program and fork out the 60K. It may or may not be worth it but I just wanted to pass the info. along to anyone else who'd been wondering about their program. I'm going to Concorde today and have a call in to DSON to find out more about their nursing programs as well.


    How did your visit with Concorde go? Any information you can share or your thoughts after having visited there?

    Thank you!!


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