During mid-September, a group of nursing students from Platt College took part in volunteering with the Tough Mudder's Medical Team.
Tough Mudder is an endurance event series in which participants attempt 10–12-mile-long (16–19 km) military-style obstacle courses. It was designed and created by a British Harvard Business School post graduate and a former corporate lawyer, and tests mental as well as physical strength.
According to nursing student Laura Bates, “volunteering for the Tough Mudder was a very fun experience. Everyone was friendly, supportive, and fun to be around. The participants were so thankful to all of the volunteers and even shouted words of gratitude to me while going through the obstacle. It was incredibly rewarding to feel so appreciated. I look forward to volunteering again and I am now training to complete the Tough Mudder as a participant."
Pictured L to R are nursing students James Davis, Lisa Fordyce, Melissa Clement, Noel Olson, and Corinne Moffitt.
Dr. Hollie Caldwell, Dean of Nursing at Platt College, has been elected as a Commissioner for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Dr. Caldwell will serve a three-year term beginning mid-November.
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.