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Platt College and ACC Nursing pathway

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I have a few questions about Platt College. I have read all the threads about the school in the past but i have noticed that the information may now be outdated. A lot of the previous complaints were about the school not being accredited, but i see on there website that they are now accredited by the ACEN, State Board of Nursing, and the Colorado Department of Education. With these accreditations, if i were to get a degree, would that allow me to move on to an institute of higher education and become a practitioner? Would those who have experiences with Platt recommend it? I am considering either Platt or perhaps the Integrated Nursing program in Aurora. Any information on both would be greatly appreciated.

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You are correct, Platt College is indeed accredited, and would therefore allow you to move on to become a nurse practitioner and beyond. The major downfall of Plat is the price. I would recommend it if you're starting from scratch and do not have any prerequisite courses completed, or if you have only completed a few. This program is 36 months long and allows you to complete prerequisite courses alongside nursing courses, so you can earn a BSN in 3 years instead of 4.

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Thank you for the information. I am pursing acceptance right now. Do you remember much of the process? Any information would be great, also tips for the TEAS.

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I applied to Platt without any prior degree or medical experience and was quite surprised that I was accepted. I know that they place a lot of emphasis on your TEAS score and on your essay, so I would definitely spend a lot of time on the essay showing who you are and why you would be an asset to the nursing field. The entrance essay I wrote for Platt was the best essay I have ever written, and I believe that it is what ultimately got me in.

Regarding the TEAS, I decided to apply right before the deadline so I applied on a Friday and took the TEAS the following Monday. Therefore, I didn't have much time to study and I somehow did well. I know that there is a TEAS study booklet that people often recommend, so I would take a look into that. I remember the science portion being the toughest, and the section I scored the lowest on, so spend a good amount of time reviewing your sciences. Best of luck!

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Do you have friends in any other programs? If so how does is platt's program compare? I am curious about the clinicals. I talked with a third year student and she told me they could not find a clinical site for a specific lesson, so she had to do all her hours with the simulation.

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I am applying and I'm worried about my essay. This is my second time applying, probably due to my TEAs score the first time around. I have over 3 years of experience as a dental assistant and a few months as a CNA. Hopefully my essay demonstrates my qualities and experience! How is the program so far?

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Hi everyone,

I am about to graduate from Platt at the end of the month and am happy to answer any questions you may have. They absolutely put a strong emphasis on your TEAS scores and on your essay, so as mentioned above, put a lot of effort into both of those.

Clinical placements depend on the size of your cohort. I had a particularly large cohort (about 25 people), so finding placements were at times difficult, and there were times that we had to complete hours in the simulation lab. It's not ideal, but many other programs will have the same problem because all of the schools in the area are competing for the same spots, and hospitals only have so much space.

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Hi eft1995,

I was accepted into Platt and I start on January 7th, I have some pre reqs to transfer. Hopefully they all do. When do clinicals start? And how are the first couple of semesters?

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