On March 22, Platt College welcomed 15 more exceptional graduates as alumni. Dr. Jean Schroeder, Faculty Member for the School of Nursing, served as the commencement speaker at the ceremony held at the Doubletree Hotel in Aurora. The ceremony began with the traditional nurses pinning in which graduates selected members of their familes and friends to present them with the School of Nursing at Platt College official nurses pin. Graduates also completed the lighting of the lamps ceremony and the traditional reading and reciting of the Nightingale Pledge in honor of Florence Nightingale. Graduates were also presented with their diplomas and graduate honors. Sara Thomson received the President's Medal, the highest award given at Platt College, in honor of her commitment to the College's mission and core values.
Platt College's Information Specialist (Librarian) Laura Cullerton has been approved for membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) at the Member Level. AHIP is MLA's peer-reviewed professional development and career recognition credentialing program that promotes lifelong learning and exemplary professional performance. AHIP recognizes achievements in continuing education, teaching, publishing, research, and other contributions to the profession. The AHIP credential denotes the highest standards of professional competency and achievement in the field of health
Platt College presented its third annual college fair in which students are able to meet with potential employers in the field of nursing, professionals from the branches of the armed services, and nursing graduate schools that offer MSN/DNP programs. Coordinated by Heather Sanders, the Academic Support and Career Services Coordinator, the fair was successful with a turn out of more than 15 vendors.
Platt College is please to announce that the School of Nursing has created a Memorandum of Understanding with the School of Nursing at the University of Saint Mary. The memorandum allows BSN graduates of Platt College the opportunity to compete for admission into the University of Saint Mary's MSN program at a discounted tuition rate. Graduates should contact Steve Goodfriend (Collegiate Partnership Manager) University of St Mary at 303-316-2265 to discuss graduate opportunities.