Platt College congratulates Dr. Hollie Caldwell, Dean of Nursing, named AACN Wharton Fellow. Pictured in the middle of the second row, Dr. Caldwell is part of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (AACN) third class of nursing deans who have successfully completed the AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program. Launched in 2012 in collaboration with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, this world-class enrichment experience is designed exclusively for top academic leaders in schools of nursing.
On Saturday July 26, 2014, Platt College nursing student Joann Blaise was honored by the Eastern Colorado Council of Black Nurses and was awarded the Barbara Crenshaw Scholarship for the 2014 - 2015 school year. Formed in May 1973, the Eastern Colorado Council of Black Nurses (ECCBN) has worked steadfastly to improve health conditions among minorities in Colorado. ECCBN recognizes the importance of supporting fellow African American nursing professionals.
Nursing students take the Nightingale Pledge at their recent graduation/pinning ceremony.
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).
The Board of Directors at the GALS (Girls Athletic Leadership School) which is the only public all-girls charter school in Colorado recently acknowledged the following students (many now grads) for their contribution to the GALS Health and Wellness initiative and partnership with the School of Nursing at Platt College.