In order to graduate from the School of Nursing at Platt College, students must:
- Complete a minimum of 184.5 quarter credit hours of approved course work for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. Applicable transfer credit will be included in the calculation.
- Pass all nursing and cognate courses with a minimum GPA of “C” and maintain a 2.75 GPA.
- A grade of 2.75 “C” or above must be achieved in every nursing course in order to progress in the nursing program. Any grade below 75 will not be rounded up. For specific information about the grading system, please refer to Policy 02:06:00 Uniform Grading. Letter grades of “D” or “F” in any nursing or cognate courses will constitute a course failure and the student will be required to repeat the course to achieve a passing grade at his/her own expense.
- Be enrolled in Platt College courses during the term in which he/she intends to graduate.
- Complete a minimum of 50% of the credits required for the program of enrollment at Platt College.
- Complete the nursing program within 1.5 times the total program length in duration or credit hours.
Students must complete a Student Exit Checklist and submit to the Registrar after all signatures have been completed during the last two weeks of their final quarter. The signatures must be completed in order from top to bottom on the checklist.
As graduates, what information do you need to report back to Platt College?
Outcomes assessment is the process of collecting evidence that indicates the extent to which your nursing program achieves its intentions. Assessment uses a feedback loop that involves identifying desired results; collecting and analyzing relevant information (data); and then using the findings to make changes to the program if deemed necessary. At Platt College, we collect what we call outcome indices from both graduates and employers. These indices include NCLEX pass rates, graduate program satisfaction, employment verification, and employer satisfaction. The information you (or your employer) provides is used (a) to evaluate effectiveness and alignment of the nursing program curricula, (b) to improve the nursing program and its standing, (c) to inform planning and decision making, (d) understand the impact of program changes, (e) to highlight nursing program successes, (f) to provide evidence of need when requesting resources, (g) to provide data to accrediting agencies and regulatory bodies to demonstrate program effectiveness, and (h) to advise students with a valid and continuously evolving set of criteria for success in employment.
The Information Collected on Graduates Chart outlines what information is gathered on graduates, the timeline for information gathered, and how graduates will be contacted regarding submission of the information.
Financial Aid Exit Process
All students who are planning to graduate September 6, 2014 and have borrowed Federal Loans while attending Platt College must complete a Financial Aid Exit Interview prior to leaving the College.
Students must complete the financial aid exit process prior to graduation.