Saturday, June 27 marked the Colon Cancer Alliance "Undy" walk/run in Denver. Platt College employees joined College President Jerald Sirbu's family in the walk as a way to honor colon cancer survivor and Sirbu's wife, Sheila.
According to the Colon Cancer Alliance, "Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the US. The American Cancer Society estimated 136,830 people diagnosed in 2014 and 50,310 deaths from colon cancer in the United States.
President Sirbu commented that "the walk not only honors survivors, like my wife Sheila, but it also serves a reminder to individuals that screening is the best preventative measure to take to reduce the risk of colon cancer. Despite its high incidence, colon cancer is unique in that it is one of the most preventable and, if found early, most treatable forms of cancer."
If you're over 50, high risk or symptomatic, don't put it off-screening saves lives.
Avid bike rider and professional nurse, Jama Goers is pictured giving back to the community for Ride the Rockies. Jama serves as the Simulation Coordinator and faculty for the School of Nursing at Platt College. She has over nine years experience at Denver Health providing care to a wide range of surgical, trauma and medical patients in the critical care division. She was selected from a long list of applicants to serve as a nurse volunteer to aid participants who might need assistance during the race.
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.