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- by Korinth Feb 13, '10Hi I am a nursing student in Oklahoma and when I was looking around for nursing schools I looked into Platt. One thing that scared me off was their NCLEX pass rate if 65%.
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- Feb 14, '10 by Mommaof3Keep in mind Platt is also not accredited.....
- Feb 20, '10 by Mommaof3yes, i definitely agree with you that it is approved by the obn, however they are not accredited by the nlnac. huge difference. basically, from my research, i have discoved that if you want to go on with your bsn and you have an adn from platt every 4 year university i've looked into requires that you graduate from an nlnac program.
"an accredited college or university is one that has been recognized as a quality learning institution by a national, autonomous organization. it is important to attend an accredited school for many reasons. financial aid may not be available to schools that are not accredited and, in the event that you wish to transfer credits from one school to the next, accredited schools will only accept credit hours from other accredited schools. not only will you be ensured the best education by attending a recognized school, hiring managers will often favor applicants who have graduated from a reputable college or university.
the two leading accrediting organizations for nursing schools are the national league for nursing accrediting commission (nlnac) and the commission on collegiate nursing education (ccne)."
- Feb 20, '10 by juliaannMaybe we can get someone who is attending/has attended to explain this further? I've heard a LOT of negative stuff around my hospital about Platt re: accreditation, transfer of coursework in bridging to other levels of nursing, and employability of grads - but nothing other than negative ranting, I'm not sure if it's reliable or just ranting. Information, anyone?
I do have a friend going to Platt for her LPN right now. She loved that she was able to start right away (no wait list as of last fall), and has really enjoyed her classmates. She's worked very hard and I hardly see her now that she's started clinicals - but she seems happy with the experience.
She did tell me it was much more expensive than other LPN programs she looked into. But it was convenient with her schedule and she was eager to get started right away.
- Feb 20, '10 by Mommaof3I know the accredidation/transfer information to be true. I met with one of their "advisors" over their LPN program last April, and while it is true that they have no waiting list, their price for the LPN program is $28,000, which I laughed at. I told him I could get my RN and all my prereqs done for less than that at a CC. So then he told me about their LPN to ADN program...the only catch...if I ever wanted to go to BSN I would HAVE to do it at Platt (his reasoning was since they are a Private College and do not require prereqs because they teach you everything you need to know then other colleges do not accept their credits) BUT once I had my BSN I could go anywhere for a Masters. Of course the ADN and BSN programs are even more than the LPN programs. Just my personal experience and through researching their options I found the other info.
- Feb 21, '10 by TheCommuterQuote from mommiof2kidsIn the realm of nursing education, the only two reputable accreditation agencies are the NLNAC and the CCNE.I would have to disagree with you. Platt College is accredited by the American Association of Technical Schools. The nursing school is also fully approved by the state board of nursing. Take a look at the school website and look at their information
- Feb 28, '10 by jolly_tamaleI've heard Platt horror stories as well. I know someone that graduated and then couldn't get into a RN program anywhere without starting over. $28,000 is ridiculous! My LPN program is $4,000. Craziness!!!
- Feb 28, '10 by Mommaof3Yeah its definitely craziness! Your friend could go back to Platt for her LPN to RN....and it will only cost another $50,000!! lol...total craziness! But the reason they would have to start over is because Platt is not accredited.