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The School of Nursing Administration
Glenn Raup, PhD, RN-Dean of Nursing
Dr. Glenn Raup serves as Dean for the School of Nursing. Dr. Raup holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Colorado, a Master’s of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Texas Health Science Center, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Healthcare Administration and Leadership from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Medical/Surgical Nursing, and board certified as a nursing executive and clinical nurse leader.
Dr. Raup’s former experience as an emergency trauma nurse led him to serve as the Senior Executive Director ED/Trauma/IPA/Corrections/Urgent Care Center Services in Texas before continuing his career in nursing education. Prior to coming to Platt College in September 2010, Dr. Raup served as an Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Nursing Program – Administrative Track at Texas Christian University.
Hollie Caldwell MSN, RN- Associate Dean of Nursing
Hollie Caldwell serves as the Associate Dean for the School of Nursing. Before coming to Platt College, she served as a faculty member for OHSU. She was Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) for eleven years and has taught adult medical-surgical nursing, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology as well as nursing ethics and law in a variety of nursing programs for the last thirteen years. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Loma Linda University, a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix, and is currently completing a PhD in Nursing Research from the Medical University of South Carolina with a dissertation focus in elder abuse. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force and served as a member of the trauma team for the United Nations Operation Provide Promise during the conflict in the Balkans.
Ms. Caldwell has found her former experience as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), Trauma Coordinator, Emergency Department Staff Educator and nursing higher education administrator critical for helping students integrate conceptual learning throughout the classroom, simulation laboratory, and clinical settings. Hollie serves as faculty for the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence Long-Term Care Leadership Workshop, is one of 100 nurse speakers for the Center’s Access to Health project, and is a featured speaker for the Colorado Health Care Association. Ms Caldwell has served as faculty for the Emergency Nurses Association (2009) and been a guest speaker on Forensic Nursing for Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and on Community Resources Available to Victims of Sexual Assault at Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT). Hollie was also a featured presenter on The Finer Points of SANE Program Development for the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Training Institute in Redmond, Oregon. Her publications include her research on patient satisfaction, the use of student’s in research, integrative reviews on elder abuse screening instruments and non-fictional observations on death. Ms. Caldwell also acts as a legal nurse consultant for medical-surgical and emergency nursing cases.
The School of Nursing Full-Time Staff
Dana Cutler BSN, RN
Dana Cutler has been the clinical placement coordinator at Platt College since February 2007. Since that time Ms. Cutler has expanded Platt College’s clinical community to include hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and health care agencies. She coordinates the New Student Orientation each quarter and is part of the team that holds the weekly information sessions for prospective students. Ms. Cutler is very much dedicated to helping students achieve their professional goals.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Regis University as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has a nursing management background as a nurse manager, assistant director of nursing, and nursing development coordinator in both hospitals and rehabilitation settings. She remains active in the clinical setting at the Veterans Physical Rehabilitation Center on the Fitzsimmons Campus.
Ms. Cutler in her spare time volunteers for various community organizations. She also enjoys spending time hiking and traveling with her two teenage children.
Karen Hogan, RNC, MSMI
Karen Hogan serves as the Online Services Coordinator for the School of Nursing at Platt College. She holds a BSN from Niagara University and a MSN as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) from the Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia. Ms. Hogan has served in a variety of clinical, academic and administrative roles.
After receiving a MSMI from the Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, her focus has been on the role of informatics in health care. She has served on various project management teams during the implementation of practice management and electronic health records. She has a passion for ensuring that people are knowledgeable regarding the impact of informatics on professional healthcare practice.
Ms. Hogan is certified as a WHNP, SANE and acupuncturist. She has maintained a part time acupuncture practice and has lived in China studying Traditional Chinese Medicine and Mandarin. In her free time, she loves international travel, volunteers in several organizations, and has been an avid 'cowgirl' and horse lover.
The School of Nursing Full-Time Faculty
Annette Cannon, PhD, MA, RN, MSN
Dr. Cannon serves as the Simulation Coordinator for the School of Nursing. Dr. Cannon holds her Bachelor’s Degree from Metropolitan State College of Denver, a Master’s of Science in Nursing and Nursing Leadership from Grand Canyon University School of Nursing, a Master’s of Art in Business from the University of Phoenix, and a doctor of Philosophy in Healthcare Administration from Kennedy Western University. She specializes in Simulation, Psychiatric Nursing and the Internationally Educated Nurse. Dr. Cannon also serves as Faculty Advisor for the Student Nurse Association.
Dr. Cannon is a Board Member of Sigma Theta Tau – Alpha Kappa Chapter, serving as the Information Technology/Website Chair for over 15 years. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and Colorado Nurses Association. Dr. Cannon has been recognized in Nurse Week and Colorado Nurse publications for her work with HIPAA, International Nurses, and various Educational Programs. She maintains a patient/family education website for mental health information. She has been a presenter for the International Bilingual Nurses Alliance and the ATI National Education Summit. She is a past Nightingale Nominee and holds several Instructor Certifications.
Dr. Cannon serves on the Governing Board for Dignity Home Health and Hospice, is an Advisory Board Member for Kaplan University, an active member of the CPEU Committee (CNE committee), Nurse Professional Practice Issues Committee, and Nurse Faculty Education Group, 9 Health Fair, and participates in Legislative activities. Dr. Cannon helps support two local business that care for youth and homeless families, Colfax Community Network and 5280 Movement.
Candace Graber, MSN, RN, AOCNS
Candace Graber graduated from Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She obtained her Masters of Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Community Health Nursing from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indiana. She holds the Advanced Practice Nursing certification of Advanced Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AOCNS). She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and the Oncology Nursing Society.
She has provided education to students, graduate nurses, practicing nurses, patients and families in various practice settings as an AOCNS. Mrs. Graber’s area of nursing research is increasing cancer screenings to reduce mortality and morbidity, with an emphasis on colorectal cancer screenings. She is a recipient of a Roberta Scofield Memorial Certification Award from the Oncology Nursing Foundation.
Mrs. Graber has an extensive background in Community Health Nursing as a home health nurse and as a nurse manager at a community health center. In addition, she has authored Maternal Child Health grants which secured funding for the center. Her volunteer activities include 9News Health Fairs, American Cancer Society Relay for Life and Parish Nursing.
Steve Keiser, MSN, RN, CNE
Steve Keiser holds a BSN and an MSN from the University of Phoenix. He has over 23 years of nursing experience in Med-Surg, oncology, triage, staff development, nursing education and forensic nursing. He holds a certification in nursing education and has taught didactic and clinical courses at the community college and university level.
He is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, ANA and NLN and currently teaches fundamental, medical/surgical and capstone courses at the School of Nursing at Platt College. He has been a Nightingale Award Nominee, recipient of the Platt College President’s Award and is currently the President of the Platt College Nursing Faculty Organization.
Susan M. Miovech, PhD, RNC-OB
Dr. Susan Miovech serves as full-time faculty in the School of Nursing. Her first nursing education was completed at Abington Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, in Abington, PA, in 1968. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Professional Arts (BSPA), Health Care Administration, from St. Joseph’s College, ME. Additionally she earned a BSN, MSN (Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist), and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. She has spent all but 5 years of her 44+ year nursing career in maternal-child nursing. She has maintained NCC certification in In-Hospital Obstetrics since 1988. She has served as a clinical instructor at U Penn, and full-time faculty at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, College of Nursing Newark, and before moving to Colorado with her daughter, she retired as an Associate Professor from Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA.
She moved to Colorado with her daughter who was matriculating at Denver Seminary. She has personally and professionally witnessed/experienced tremendous changes in the delivery of nursing care and nursing as a profession and is committed to preparing Platt College nurses to be leaders and find satisfaction in their nursing careers.
Jean Schroeder PhD, MSN, MA, RN
Dr. Jean Schroeder graduated from Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana with an ADN, then obtained a BSN, and a MSN from the University of Kansas Medical Center, in Kansas City, Kansas where she became a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Medical Surgical Nursing with a minor in Gerontological Nursing. While obtaining a Master's in Nursing Science degree, she also obtained a Master's of Arts degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City majoring in Adult Education. She obtained her doctorate degree from Capella University majoring in Post Secondary and Adult Education with a minor in Higher Education Administration. She is a member of the National Organization of Associate Degree Nursing, the National League of Nursing, and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Her nursing career includes both teaching and management in medical surgical and gerontological nursing. While in graduate school for her MSN, she worked on a variety of grants for gerontological and public health concerns. After graduate school, she began her own business where she provided continuing education for long term care nurses and staff as well as teaching at the community college level both nursing and sociology. She co-authored a train-the-trainer grant for the Kansas Department of Health and Human Services to train nurses to teach the state's nursing assistant curriulum. She was also very active with gerontological legislation initiatives and interned with one of the state legislators while working with state and national gerontological organizations. Her nursing career then turned to acute care where she worked in the critical care area while teaching in the clinical setting medical surgical nursing/management at Wichita State University. Since moving to Colorado, she has worked with various nursing schools across the state and nation as well as working as a Retention Coordinator focusing on student success and test development and analysis. She has presented numerous times at state and national conferences on the creation of a Test Policy Manual and student success with standardized testing. Her publications include continuing education programs on Osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease, learning modules for nursing students on Tips and Strategies for Succeeding in Nursing School, and Test Taking Skills, and awaiting publication in the Journal of Professional Nursing about using a test policy manual to improve NCLEX pass rates.
School of Nursing Full-Time Foundational Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty
Lorella Luezas, MD
Dr. Lorella Luezas is a full time faculty member in the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Platt College. She teaches our general science (cognates) courses such as pathophysiology, chemistry, and anatomy and physiology. Dr. Luezas completed her training as a general practitioner physician and earned a Medical Doctorate (MD) degree in 2009 from the Universidad Cientifica del Sur at Lima, Peru. She completed a one year internship program at the Peruvian Air Force Central Hospital in Lima and then continued her employment at the hospital as a general practitioner after graduating from medical school. Her extracurricular interests include sponsoring and participating in various non-profit organizations including Special Olympics and the Peruvian Red Cross. Additionally, Dr. Luezas provides volunteer services in various public hospitals in many poor areas in her native country of Peru. She is conversant in 3 languages: Spanish, English and French.
Seth Thomas, MA
Seth Thomas is the Faculty Coordinator of Foundational Liberal Arts at Platt College. He teaches English Composition, Literature, Humanities, Speech, and Interpersonal Communications. Mr. Thomas has an undergraduate degree in English and a graduate degree in Creative Writing. Before joining Platt College, he worked as a copywriter and editor for online advertising agencies and additionally, as an instructor at community colleges. Mr. Thomas has also volunteered as an English as a Second Language Instructor as well as a tutor for at-risk children. In his free time, he enjoys writing, cooking, traveling, and becoming rather lost on one of his many bicycles.
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