Community Health Students, Debra Padilla and Kristin Nichols, along with their Clinical Instructor, Dr. Annette Cannon, held a Health Resource Fair: Body, Mind and Soul, on March 5, 2015, from 5pm - 8pm at the Advent Lutheran Church in Westminster. Other Platt Nursing Students volunteered to help: Yadira Gonzalez, Allis Espinoza, and Natasha Onkonkwo.
The School of Nursing at Platt Collegehad representatives with tables from Donor Alliance, Longmont United Health Hospital for a Respiratory Specialist and a Nurse Navigator, Diabetes Foundation, Cancer Society, AA, Al-anon, AARP, Colorado Connect Health Coverage, Cannon Health Care (CHCC) - Ask A Nurse, Nutritional Resources, Heart Association, Visiting Angels, and others. CHCC gave away a door prize of a Health Basket worth $60.00. There was a great turnout. Debra and Kristin did a beautiful job of creating and organizing the fair to meet the community needs of Westminster.
Platt College nursing faculty, Maria Kneusel, was recently acknowledged for her contrbutions to The Gerontology Nurse's Guide to the Community-Based Health Network, published by Springer Publishing Company in October of 2014. In this book, Kneusel contributed a section to "Chapter 3: Health Care Delivery: Cultural Domains" where she discusses culturally competent care of Latino elderly patients in the community setting.
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.