On Saturday, August 22, The School of Nursing at Platt College participated in the Colorado Council of Black Nurses, Incorporated golf tournament and annual scholarship luncheon.
A portion of the proceeds benefited the Scholarship and Educational Initiative Programs to help fund students considering the field of nursing. Platt College's team, (pictured L to R) Aaron Roomzani, Miller Latvala, Team Captain Steve Basler, and Hannah Basler, finished first place in the tournament. Participant Steve Basler, husband of Vice President of Academic Affairs-Dr. Julie Basler, commented "our team is happy to support the first golf tournament as a way to support the field of professional nursing in Colorado. Being that my wife is directly involved in helping to create a diverse learning environment for nursing students, it's always a pleasure to play golf knowing that participating helps fund scholarships for many deserving applicants who apply to nursing schools throughout the Denver-metro area."
The Colorado Council of Black Nurses, Inc. (CCBN) founded in May 1973, as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit professional nursing organization, whose mission is to provide health education, promote and facilitate optimal care and access for all persons regardless of race or social-economic status. Another, main objective of CCBN is to increase the presence of minorities into the healthcare industry. Mentoring and providing scholarships to nursing students enhances our mission of providing culturally competent care.
Since CCBN’s inception, we have been involved in promoting community health education, prevention as well as wellness activities and programs. CCBN provides health screenings and workshops on diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and disorders as well as sexual responsibility and infectious disease awareness.
In, 2010 CCBN became a charter member of the National Black Nurses Association, Inc. and with the partnership come a new name; The Eastern Colorado Council of Black Nurses (ECCBN). The collaboration and partnership gives Eastern Colorado Council of Black Nurses additional influence for legislation and policy changes that affect the health and well-being of minorities.
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.