Platt OKC LPN_RN
- 0Jun 26, '08 by Constellation101Hello All I need some help to determine the crediability of Platt College in OKC's LPN-RN program. I have looked at all the statistical data on the pass rate for 2007 and how low it is. This concerns me somewhat because I dont know all the factors behind the low pass rate. The pass rate in 2005 was in the 80%, which is strange. Anyways I have been out of LPN school for 2 years and beause of the low pay you get as an LPN I had to keep working in the business field. Since I dont have any current experience as an LPN, all the Associate degree programs I've inquired at, will not let me apply. (have to have at least 1 yr exp in order to even apply to their program). This rule absolutley sucks but that is what they want. Since I graduated with honors and lack only 1 prereq I am seriously considering paying the 15k tuition at platt just to get my RN. I need some advice from people who have attended or know some inside info to help me decide if I should pursue attending platt or not. Please help!
frustrated in Moore Ok
- 0Jul 6, '08 by AmiSueRNI'm sorry that I can not offer you any information about Platt...
I only wanted to let you know that Tulsa Community College has an Associate Degree program that does NOT require work experience (of course, you must still have a valid LPN license). This program is offered on Saturdays only, so it is possible to commute from OKC.
Just a suggestion...
- 0Jul 20, '08 by picurn10I would steer clear of Platt. I know they have lost their accredidation multiple times, and as far as I know, they are currently unaccredited Also, I think their LPN to RN program is brand-new so I would also be wary of that.
Have you checked into Oklahoma City University? They don't have a bridge program per se, but their BSN program accepts anyone with a 3.0. I don't know if you're willing to take 2yrs to complete it, but it's considered a very good school. It is private so it's pretty expensive, but I know they work really hard to help you afford it and many of the hospitals around here offer sign on bonuses to pay off school loans
- 0Aug 5, '08 by Katy-NursingStudentI have a friend that was going to platt LPN-RN program and she fell just a little bit behind (there was a number of things going on in her life- Work, kids, and her husband was out of state working on top of going to school) and they dropped her out of school, but is still having to pay for it!! Stay away from platt if you can!!!!
- 0Sep 11, '08 by TheCommuter, ASN, RN Senior ModeratorQuote from Katy-NursingStudentThis is not a new concept. If you get dropped from any program, you are still responsible for the tuition. Nothing, not even personal circumstances, absolves a student of their responsibility to pay the tuition.I have a friend that was going to platt LPN-RN program and she fell just a little bit behind (there was a number of things going on in her life- Work, kids, and her husband was out of state working on top of going to school) and they dropped her out of school, but is still having to pay for it!! Stay away from platt if you can!!!!
- 0Nov 29, '08 by em1025Quote from Katy-NursingStudentI have a friend that was going to platt LPN-RN program and she fell just a little bit behind (there was a number of things going on in her life- Work, kids, and her husband was out of state working on top of going to school) and they dropped her out of school, but is still having to pay for it!! Stay away from platt if you can!!!!
Just wanted to say that i have heard good and some bad things about Platt just like anywhere else but i know most programs do drop you if you do not meet the requirements in grades, and if she was there long enough when they did let her go she still has to pay the loan i had a friend that it happened to when her grades feel below what the requirement was they to let her go but she was there long enough to have to pay the loan back, hope all goes well for her.
- 0Dec 4, '08 by Katy-NursingStudentWell, it wasnt a matter of her grades, but anyways, platts not even accredited, and i wrote an email to them one day asking a few general questions about their program and instead of just answering them they wanted me to come in and talk. Im sorry, but if they can't answer a few simple questions without making me have to come in to have a sit down interview, then something is up! They just want to reel you in. All I wanted to know was when it starts! I just don't like the way they do things....
- 1Dec 4, '08 by picurn10I posted eariler but since then I have had the opportunity to work with some Platt students at my clinical site.
The main student I worked with was on her Leadership clinical and just a couple of weeks from graduation as an LPN. She was going straight into the LPN-RN bridge, but not because she wanted to go through Platt, but because Platt is unaccredited, it was her ONLY choice for an RN bridge program. And should she choose to get her BSN one day, she'll have to start from scratch because none of the schools here will accept any credits for Platt.
She said in her LPN class they had been taking practice NCLEX tests and only about 1/3 of her class was able to pass it. She said if she had it to do over again she would have NEVER gone with Platt.
- 1Dec 13, '08 by mikeLPN2RNi just got finished with the program in July and my advice to you is, only go to Platt as a last resort. it is very unorganized and felt thrown together. i did pass boards on the first try but allot of my class mates didn't. i think we are at 50ish % pass rate. its is a new program and may get better with time but for now i would stay clear. oh and don't get me started on how unprofessional the administration is ...
i went to the tulsa campus btw