Student Receives Joe Lee Memorial Scholarship

Platt College congratulates student Amber Wood, the first recipient of the Joe Lee Memorial Scholarship.  Platt College partnered with the Colorado Nurses Foundation (CNF) who facilitated the applications and awarding of the scholarship. The CNF, located in Aurora, is dedicated to improving health care and nursing practice in Colorado, and is devoted to creating nursing excellence through the promotion of educational and scientific activities and community based projects. 

Vice President of Academic Affairs at Platt College, Dr. Julie Basler, remarked that "this scholarship meets the mission at Platt College to foster life-long learning individuals and communities.  The scholarship represents the College's commitment to nursing opportunities for Colorado residents to encourage them to serve our communities in all aspects of patient-centered care.  As a long-time contributor to the College, Joe Lee's vision in higher education was to make education directly related to a successful and meaningful careers.  This annual scholarship represents the College mission, Mr. Lee's vision, and the Colorado Nurses Foundation's dedication to creating nursing learning opportunities that are consequential."

Amber Wood is Colorado native born in raised in the Denver metro area. Being the first one in her family to attend college has made it a long and difficult journey. As most people in medical field, life hardships led her to a career in nursing. She is currently in her senior year of nursing school. Amber currently works at Lutheran Medical center in Wheat Ridge in cancer services department.  Upon graduating nursing school she would like to practice critical care/ emergency medicine.

Pictured (L to R) to recognize and celebrate Ms. Wood's acceptance of the scholarship is Tammy Ewing (Joe Lee's daughter), Brian Lee (Joe Lee's son), Amber Wood (student and scholarship recipient), Dr. Julie Basler, Platt College Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Dr. Jama Goers, Platt College Associate Dean of Nursing.

College Employee Earns Certified Professional Career Coach Designation

Career coach Darla Dolph is well-equipped to help job seekers in today’s competitive, challenging, and ever-changing employment market. Dolph, of Platt College in Aurora Colorado has recently completed the Certified Professional Career Coach program (CPCC) (www.cpcc-careercoach.com) earning the CPCC credential, enhancing her professional expertise and contributions to the career coaching industry.

Nursing Graduates Celebrate the Tradition of the Nightingale Pledge

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).

Learn More about attending Nursing School within Minutes of Denver

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. 

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Earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in just 36 months......

Platt College is a nursing school, located minutes from Denver, that focuses on quality undergraduate education; in fact, it's our mission. We are glad that you have chosen to peruse our website firsthand.  We think the friendliness of our campus community and rich heritage of higher education for more than 30 years will become apparent as you begin to consider a career in nursing at Platt College.  You'll quickly see why Platt College is one of Colorado’s most easily accessible nursing program, offering a Bachelor of Science degree (BSN) in as little as 36 months with no prerequisites needed. We are committed to student success and we believe success is best fostered in an environment of mutual respect, caring, and high expectations.

We like to keep our classes small and our value big. We believe with dedication, perseverance, and hard work, each of you may realize your goal of becoming a professional nurse.

The faculty seeks to instill in students a commitment to life-long learning and a passion for professional nursing practice. It is our goal to never lose sight of these goals as we assist students in progressing through our curriculum.

The School of Nursing at Platt College is a distinctive community. Our decisions and the way we approach day-to-day challenges are based on our core values of diversity, excellence in the learning process, ethics and integrity, personal growth and community. The competencies of our nursing program serve as the road map on a journey to becoming a professional nurse and it is our job to help develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that serve students in areas that have become expectations for the profession of nursing within the 21st century.

At Platt College, we challenge students to be open to learning all there is to know about the nursing process, nursing informatics, evidence-based practice, professional standards, and inter-professional communication and collaboration.

When students graduate from Platt College, it is our hope that graduates have grown personally and professionally and that their ability to value the role of the professional nurse and the impact upon individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations is forever changed.

Platt College is a privately owned and operated institution of higher education.  It is not affiliated with any other Platt College locations in the United States.