The School of Nursing awarded Pam Ninke, RN, BSN (Director of Rehabilitation Services at Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital) and Victoria Vowell, RN, MSN (Medical Surgical Clinical Scholar Coordinator from Saint Joseph's Hospital) with service awards for serving on the nursing program's advisory committee. Ninke was awarded a 10-year service award for her service to the nursing program since program inception. Vowell was awarded a 5+ years service award for her 7 years of service.
The Program advisory committee is lay committee appointed to review the established curricula of the program, instructional-related program materials, equipment and facilities, and student achievement outcomes as a means to provide the College with an external review of its programs. Dr. Hollie Caldwell presented the service awards to Ninke and Vowell at the fall program advisory committee meeting held on campus on October 29, 2015. During the presentation, Caldwell remarked that "the service that both Ms. Ninke and Ms. Vowell have provided over the years to the nursing program ensures that the program continued to meet high quality student outcomes. Having external feedback from nursing constituents is crucial to the well-being of the program as a whole. We are fortunate to have two well-respected nursing leaders from the community participate in helping the program continue to reach its goals." Not pictured is Susi Szaltzer, RN, Nurse Recruiter from Craig Hospital, who will be awarded a 10-year service award at the next meeting in spring 2016. Pictured left to right is Caldwell, Vowell and Ninke.
Every year, the Colorado Association of Career Colleges & Schools (CACCS) compiles nominees for “Faculty Member of the Year” and “Staff Member of the Year” from schools throughout Colorado. Each school is requested to make one nomination for each category.
This year Platt College nominated Dr. Jean Schroeder for faculty member of the year, and Rachael Hornbostel for staff member of the year.
Nursing students from the School of Nursing at Platt College take the Nightingale Pledge at their recent graduation/pinning ceremony at a hotel near Denver.
The Nightingale Pledge was once taken by all new professional nurses upon first entering the nursing profession. It was named after the famous nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, who was a championed English nurse. Nightingale laid the foundations of modern nursing with her nursing school at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London (now part of King’s College in London).
Perhaps you have thought about becoming a nurse, but you thought the timing wasn't right...or you thought maybe next year...well-there is no better time to begin exploring your options at Platt College.
Platt College is a college dedicated to the field of professional nursing. Whether this is your second degree or first time in college, we are sure that Platt College has something to offer you. The School of Nursing at Platt College offers a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSN) in just 36 months.