On Tuesday, January 19, Dr. Julie Basler, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dr. Hollie Caldwell, Dean of Nursing (Platt College) were awarded the prestigious Library Champion Award from the Colorado Council of Medical Librarians (CCML).
Drs. Basler and Caldwell were nominated by Platt College Information Specialist Laura Cullerton. Cullerton's nomination was in large part due to Basler and Caldwell's work towards the expansion of the library at Platt College. In March 2015, as part of their commitment to create a new, inviting space for the library, Basler and Caldwell spent weeks selecting paint colors, furniture, and art work to give the library space a hip, yet useful student-friendly feel for students to engage in learning.
The newly acquired space took six weeks for total renovation. "I am so surprised and humbled to have been chosen by the CCML for this award. My part in the library renovation was a fun, rewarding experience. We have been so fortunate at Platt College to have Laura Cullerton serve for the past 8 years as our librarian; helping to create this space was to thank her for her dedication to evidence-based practice and to our students who deserve a beautiful, functional space," commented Basler when asked about her role in the library expansion.
Likewise, Dean Caldwell stated in her acceptance speech, "anyone can create a space, but it takes a dedicated librarian to give the space a heart and to make it feel like a productive and inviting center to learn. I believe that our students are fortunate to have such a dedicated space."
CCML is an association of health science librarians in Colorado and Wyoming. Members are involved with information management in many types of libraries including universities and colleges, hospitals and clinics, professional organizations, non-profits and even public libraries. Membership in CCML benefits professional growth through networking, education, and organizational participation. CCML strives to increase public awareness of, and support for, the profession of health sciences librarianship.
Pictured on the front row in pink is CCML President Marie St. Pierre, representing Children’s Hospital. Pictured left to right on the back row is Hannah Moody (Platt College library assistant), Dr. Hollie Caldwell (Platt College Dean of Nursing), Dr. Julie Basler (Platt College Vice President of Academic Affairs), CCML President -Elect Peggy Cruse representing National Jewish, and Laura Cullerton (Platt College Information Specialist)
Jama Goers and Maria Kneusel will represent Platt College at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference (INACSL). Their poster entitled, "Using Home Healthcare Simulation to Introduce Complexity Theory to Undergraduate Nursing Students" highlights care for homebound clients which effectively requires nurses to be creative, resilient, and knowledgeable enough to adapt to unexpected situations.
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.