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  1. Visit  newnurrssee profile page
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    I'm getting ready to start the lvn program at platt college. The tuition is 31,000. I visited DNI, the tuition was 26,000. DNI was noisy and loud. I don't know much about DNI but I do know I was not given a tour of the class rooms. I wonder why? Platt was more professional like to me. It was quiet and looked like it was a good school, but the truth is you'll really never know how the school and staff are until you experience it. I went to ATI, Paid 11,000 to become a medical assistant. The school was nice on the outside, but there were problems with student and staff on the inside. One I graduated the school wanted nothing to do with me, besides they had already gotten paid. I've heard bad things about all lvn schools so I just had to go out on a limb and choose one. $40 for the N.E.T exam, $20.00 for background check, $100.00 registration fee. If I can help anyone with more info on my journey I will be honored.
  2. Visit  txnurstud profile page
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    Quote from lss121576
    I'm getting ready to start the lvn program at platt college. The tuition is 31,000. I visited DNI, the tuition was 26,000. DNI was noisy and loud. I don't know much about DNI but I do know I was not given a tour of the class rooms. I wonder why? Platt was more professional like to me. It was quiet and looked like it was a good school, but the truth is you'll really never know how the school and staff are until you experience it. I went to ATI, Paid 11,000 to become a medical assistant. The school was nice on the outside, but there were problems with student and staff on the inside. One I graduated the school wanted nothing to do with me, besides they had already gotten paid. I've heard bad things about all lvn schools so I just had to go out on a limb and choose one. $40 for the N.E.T exam, $20.00 for background check, $100.00 registration fee. If I can help anyone with more info on my journey I will be honored.
    Hello, how are your classes going at Platt? I noticed that for the last 5 years Platt College has the highest passing rate of NCLEX-PN...97.83% last year which is better than El Centro. I was considering the LVN route just to get the clinical experience than get a master in public health.

    Does anyone on this thread go to Platt's evening courses? If so, what time does classes start? Where/what time do you do clinicals...evenings as well?

    Both schools are EXTREMELY expensive but I rather go this route than Medical Assistant route. Sorry another question, does anyone of you who are receiving financial aid already have a bachelor's degree? My largest concern is receiving financial aid since I already have a bachelor's degree.

    Thanks!
  3. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Quote from txnurstud
    My largest concern is receiving financial aid since I already have a bachelor's degree.
    My friend had a previous bachelor's degree when she decided to go to nursing school. She ended up financing her tuition for the nursing program with a private student loan from Chase.
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  4. Visit  txnurstud profile page
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    My friend had a previous bachelor's degree when she decided to go to nursing school. She ended up financing her tuition for the nursing program with a private student loan from Chase.
    Thanks for the inside scoop!
  5. Visit  newnurrssee profile page
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    Quote from keep it simple
    Im a current student as well and i honestly encourage whoever is looking into this school to stop. It is ridiculous some of the crap we have to put up with.If these credits and classes transfered i would've been gone light years ago.I feel really trapped and i am not enjoying my experience at all at this school.RUN!!!!!!!!
    I'm a current student at Platt, I read your message before enrolling, I should've listened you were 100% right.....Hope the next person listens.......
  6. Visit  newnurrssee profile page
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    I'm a current student at Platt College and I would NOT recommend this school. The class I began with had about 55 students in it, That's about 1.5 MILLION dollars. Orientation was viewed on a 19 inch old, old, old, television. With 55 students I'm sure not everyone could see or hear. The video was about a group of people working at a fish market, throwing fish and having fun at the workplace, I guess nurses will throw needles and urin samples. LOL. We were given what the school calls Quantums to study and lecture from. Basically the Quantum is bits and pieces pulled from the text book on the things we should really focus on. The books and the Quantums are wrong,,I mean very wrong. The Quantums is home-made, meaning there are several errors. Don't know how old it is but I hope spell check wasn't around when this book was made. The Quantum and text book does not have the exact same information, The text book may say an infant should start walking at 8-15 months, the Quantum may have a completely different answer. Sometimes the instructor will change your grade sometimes she won't. I could go on, and on, and on about reasons for not chosing this school but I will stop here, Oh one more thing there's a teacher at this school that doesn't like to answer questions. Can you imagine a teacher teaching Anatomy and Physiology and when you ask her a question she get's upset. So you know the whole "You get what you pay for" saying. Scratch that! do your research and don't choose this school. Good Luck...............................
    Last edit by newnurrssee on Apr 27, '10 : Reason: mispelling
  7. Visit  dixon518 profile page
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    Thank you for the honest assessment. After having a tour and interveiw I decided to save my $31k. I was surprised to see such old "dummies", equipment and run down classrooms. Also some of the staff was so unprofessional. They touted their rate of passing, but it seems like many are not happy with it. Would be another story if the units were accepted at other institutions. But to spend all the time and money and then be limited with continueing education isn't something I would want. Good luck and hang in there!
  8. Visit  qualand profile page
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    I am currently a Platt college student and i can't argue that our school has some problems as i imagine as does every other nursing school in dallas or where ever!!! But i personally feel that education is what u make of it. If u are focused on the teachers and there lack luster attitudes then you will forever have a problem with the school. You are your biggest motivation no one else so focus on that and i'm sure that will get you through. If nothing else the thought of my $$$31,000 ALWAYS keeps me sane!!! OH BTW...i know that anatomy teacher someone spoke of and she def. had a stick up her butt about something...lol...oh well she's gone now!!!
  9. Visit  Foxxys profile page
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    Well, I did it!! I'm now an LVN!!! I can honestly say my experience at Platt was a good one!!! I can only speak for myself!!! I enjoyed my teachers!! I think that if a person is having a problem with a teacher, there's a way to handle that situation without acting a nut!! Let's face it, ur teachers can break u in nursing school!!!! I advise anyone, if ur having a problem, go to that teacher and talk to him/her without anger and being mouthy, u would be surprised how much farther u would get!!! You have to put yourselves in their shoes...and let's face it, some of our classmates can be quite rude and disrespectful!! They are humans too!!!! I have a family member that just graduated from DNI, and guess what...she had some of the same problems...u just gotta take care of business, and make sure u learn what u need to tackle that NCLEX!! Good Luck!!!!

    Class of 10/10!!!!!!! Yesss!!!!!
  10. Visit  NurseMDG profile page
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    This is the worst school for LVN. I DO NOT suggest going there. First off let me tell you about my experience with Platt Clooege of Dallas. I needed a education fast being a single parent. I have been in the Medical feild as a CNA for about 6 years so i have some knowledge of what Nursing tasks consist of. When i first contacted the school they basically harrased me until i came in for an "admissions" interview. So knowing this was really the closest school to home and the fastest way to get my license i agreed to come in after numerous calls. The interview was basically to tell me how much i was going to pay for my education and to make the school sound like it was top notch because it was a private school. I had done as much research as i could about the school but i found little information. So i figured why not. I would be done in 13 months and able to make double what i am now. They had me take and entrance exam which was basic math and reading. My toddler could make a high schore on it. this is basically to make sure sure the people coming into the the school can speak and understand english. So i scored very high on the test and was excepted in to the school. The total cost of a 13 month fast track program is $31,000. But since i am a single mother i got a $11,000 grant. so i owe right under 20 grand for my ****** education. The school basically has you teach yourself. some of the teachers are good at teaching the basic knowledge of nursing but when i took my Nclex there were alot of things on there that differed from what they taught us in class. We went over Pharmocology MAPYBE 2 hours a day and i barely learned any meds. So there where alot of med i had never even heard of when it came to the nclex as well. by the grace of god i passed. All because i taught myself. There is nothing but Africans on visa's going to the school that cheat there whole way through. literally. And the school doesnt care. they dont do anything about the cheating. all they care about is collecting there money. out of 30 students in my class that graduated only 8 have passed the Nclex. Myself included. And they were all white, hispanic or black americans. Because they didnt cheat. The drama at the school gets worse and worse with each hood rat they enoroll. there is only 2 clinical sites where as other schools have at least 5 to 8. And at one of the sites all u do is sit there all day. and do paper work or study for school. The other one is a ghettoh facility where all the nurses treat you like **** and expect you to do there job. And the instructors arnt much help either. One of the clinical instructors would go out to his car and smoke weed at lunch break and sleep in his car. and half the time you couldnt find him and when you did he was hitting on the nurses or playing with his phone. we had a guy in our class that was legally blind. he could see he just couldnt drive, or cross streets and his depth perception was off and they allowed him intot he program. he never gave one shot, did trach care or ANYTHING. and he passed his nclex. now that is scarey. he is goign to kill someone. its like all they want is your money. one teacher is such a nut case she emailed a student and it accidently went to the whole class saying "god is a whore" and how the world is goign to end and she decode words for the government and all this off the wall crazy ****. they are not professional what so ever at the school. and after they graduate they harrass you to find a job and when you get yourself a job they call and verify you work there and then they post it on this big billboard at the school saying "Jobs Platt has helped student get" like they found the job for the students or soemthing. im like WAY out of school passed my boards and everything and they STILL call me trying to get me to give them information about my career. I actually had one instructor tell me, when i confronted her about the africans cheating say "well what we do is collect all there government loans, and when we get the final payment we start kicking them out and if we cant prove the cheating then, they never pass the Nclex anyway" So in other words they take money from people who cheat, alloow them to stay in school and then allow them to graduate thinking "there not going to pass the Nclex anyway" well what if they do? then u have people who cheated there way through school and killing innocent people bc the school allowed them to stay in for money. One of the most greedy schools i have EVER come across in my life. I am thinking about contacting the state board of nursing and the federal government about this whole situation. We had a student rip a catheder out of a male patient without deflating the balloon first and it required surgery to fix. The school is a walking time bomb. DO NOT waste your time or money going here. Its like your in the hood or something. People always fighting, weave laying all over the ground, the students are out of control and threaten other students with voodoo and spells and crazy african ****. its insane. oh and u cant forget about the whole "discrimination" thing when one of the africans gets in trouble. We had student get kicked out of class for plagerism and ALL the africans (which was about 90% of the class) made a PETITION asking all the students to sign it for the ones that got caught cheating to come back. I didnt sign that **** but alot of people did. of course they were told no. Oh and another thing, the teachers change on a daily basis, they cant handle the out of control students and how they are treated. so they quit. thats what one of my problems was. in the 16 months i was there we had TEN difrfent teachers. TEN. it was insane. Also they say its 13 months but it isnt. its like 16 to 18. Thats what it ends up being. They lie lie lie. Worst school in the world. I give them no credit what so ever for my education. I give it all to myself. Becasue i had to bust my ass and literally read 24/7 in order to even learn anything. And also another thing i want to point out is when people see you have an education from platt, they wont hire you. Alot of hospitals and Drs know about the school hence why they only have like 2 clinical sites. dont waste your time going there. please go to El Centro. Concord is just as bad as Platt. Or enroll into a community college. Everything comes with a price and you dont wanna waste time and money on something that probably wont ever happen for alot of people. i think its a scam and there frauds. they dont care about the students or teaching they care about the money. thats it plain and simple. i really hope you take my advice and stay away from this school. hopefully the place will be shut down. its sad it gives a bad name to the black americans, hispanics and whites that really are good students and will make good nurses and then cant find a job when they get out of school because no one wants to hire you if you went there.
  11. Visit  NurseMDG profile page
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    Also the rate of passing is the rate of passing the program not the NCLEX. they have a 76% avg of passing the nclex where as other schools have 86% and above. they in the WHOLE state of texas are the LOWEST passing rate for the nclex. the program also is 97% passing rate of the LAST semester. We started with 55 students and ended with 26 and only 8 of those 26 passed the NCLEX. you do the math.
  12. Visit  Mrs SVN profile page
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    Quote from dixon518
    Thinking about attending the LVN program in Dallas. Wondering how it compares to DNI?
    Warning!!! Platt College is a joke!!!! Drama is not all they have, they also have a warning listed on the Texas Board of Nursing website. I was a student there and hate the day I wasted my time and money stepping through there doors. Concorde is a much better program for LVN.


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