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    Another question.

    I talked to a councelor at the school and they said that certain nursing classes require a student to pass the ATI test in two tries or you pay for the course again. Is this true. What happens if I do not pass? How many classes in the BSN program do this. I heard there were less than ten. Please let me know information before I sign up for this program.
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    Is it true that I cannot go into post secondary education from Platt. How can Platt be a BSN program in nursing, and not be accepted by some hospitals or colleges? Why is this done in this state? Could I transfer my classes to an online school like the university of phoenix nursing program?
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    i have a question for mister.
    nlnac (national league of nursing accrediting committee). accreditation of the school is longstanding through the accsct (accrediting commission of career schools & colleges of technology). accsct, 2101 wilson blvd., suite 302, arlington, va 22201. tel: (703) 247-4212. is this the accrediting board that i contact to verify your schools standings.


    i don't know if that is the correct address for accsct, someone at the school office would know for sure. i did find this page on their website: http://www.accsct.org/content/contac...afflisting.asp

    and this listing:
    http://www.accsct.org/directorysearc...=&credentials=


    i have another question.
    a person on this site said that platt went from a 2 year and 8 month school to a 3 year and 6 month school. is this true? are you planning to slim down the program. this is way to long to get a nursing degree from a school that has questionable credentials as posted above. is there any talk of making the school a two year program.

    the program went from 32 to 36 months during my time here, by extending the length of each quarter (which i wholeheartedly agreed with). this is for a bachelor of science in nursing degree, traditionally a four year process unless you already have an undergraduate degree. i have not heard anything to indicate that they would offer an associates degree or diploma program for nursing, which would allow for a shorter program. that is, however, a question best asked of the school, rather than a student; they may have plans of which i am unaware.

    another question.

    i talked to a councelor at the school and they said that certain nursing classes require a student to pass the ati test in two tries or you pay for the course again. is this true. what happens if i do not pass? how many classes in the bsn program do this. i heard there were less than ten. please let me know information before i sign up for this program.


    that is correct, for some of the core nursing classes you will take an ati test that is intended to simulate the content of your nclex-rn (national licensing exam) at the end of the course. if you cannot pass this test on the second try you may not understand the content to the level needed to pass your licensing exam, or to be an educated, effective nurse; therefore you need to go over the subject again.

    on a side note, this is hardly unusual for nursing education, as i understand it. most schools have several "must pass" exams, including those concerning medication calculation. you can pass any and all of the tests if you're willing to put in the work.


    is it true that i cannot go into post secondary education from platt. how can platt be a bsn program in nursing, and not be accepted by some hospitals or colleges? why is this done in this state? could i transfer my classes to an online school like the university of phoenix nursing program?

    strictly speaking, platt is "post-secondary", your question concerns "post-baccalaureate" education. no, it is not true that you cannot take a platt degree to higher education, such as a msn. it is true, however, that you can't currently take it anywhere you want. as i understand it, the university of phoenix is one of the schools that will accept your platt degree for study towards a msn, either online or at a brick-and-mortar location. once again, you will likely want to clarify that with your admissions counselor rather than with a student.


    all good questions studyquest, hope these answers helped a bit.
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    Platt's 1st class graduated in April. Last I heard, 8 out of 9 had taken the NCLEX and passed. I don't know about the last one as there were some medical issues and so the test was put off. I am set to graduate in the 2nd class, there are 17, or maybe it is 16 of us, and we have all been here since the beginning. I am very happy with the education I have received and also very happy to be graduating. Yes, there have been bumps along the way, but I knew what I was getting into when I decided to attend a brand new nursing program. Along with those bumps came some great perks; I am on a first name basis with the Director of the program, not just some number, I have never had a class with more than 25 people in it, and I am now very confident in my ability to do my job due to the immense amount of individual attention I have been given.
    Feel free to ask questions that Mister SN and I have not answered.
    Good luck!
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    Raicho, please let us know when your class graduates and the results. I know that there are lots of people waiting to hear and waiting on endless lists. I had attended an info session at Platt a few months ago but thought that I'd like to go on to get a MSN, but have since decided otherwise... I think I shall begin the application process to Platt soon.
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    If you are still available I would love to ask you a few things about PLATT! I know your last post was quite some time ago!

    Thanks!
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    There are plenty of us around to answer questions you might have. What question(s) do you have?
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    Quote from MyBSN
    If you are still available I would love to ask you a few things about PLATT! I know your last post was quite some time ago!

    Thanks!

    Yep, still here!
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    I was wondering just out of curiousity about the payment plans of Platt? I know I went to their info session when they were 1st starting and started the enrollment process but just couldnt do it the price was one thing but other factors to be honest sort of scared me at the time(that they hadnt graduated a class and the accrediation/going on to MSN issues)

    I was wondering if Platt makes you play for the WHOLE balance of the education when you start or if thery have in house finacing like DSN? I habe heard that even with getting the MAX in federal aid you are still left with about 35k.

    Is there anyway someone could go to Platt w/o getting a alternative loan?
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    ColoradoGrl had a good question.. Does the entire cost need to be paid upfront?

    I recently spoke with the school regarding moving on with to a MSN after completing PLATT and receiving a BSN. They said several schools are accepting and they are currently working on more. Has anyone had any experience with this?

    I also was curious to know how the clinicals are working out...Which hospitals are used most? How soon after beginning the program did you begin?

    I do not intend to sound negative but is the education received from P just as good as one received at a university? I ask because until recently I thought a BSN could "transfer" (so to speak) to any college to further ones education. Does that make sense?

    I took the NET, but the school requires the TEAS. How was it?

    Is it because of the fact that the school is still fairly new that it has not become extremely competitive? I know private schools, similar to this one, in CA are just as hard to get into as any other RN program.

    I apologize if the post seems to bounce from one topic to the next, welcome to my world! Just Kidding, I have so many questions before I make a concrete decision! I appreciate your help, I know TIME is hard to come by as a student...

    :heartbeat


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