Meet our Dean of Nursing

Jama Goers, PhD, RN

Dr. Jama Goers serves as the Dean of Nursing for the School of Nursing at Platt College. She has over nine years experience at Denver Health providing care to a wide range of surgical, trauma and medical patients in the critical care division.  Dr. Goers graduated with her BSN degree from Platt College, and is the first Platt College nursing graduate to earn a PhD in nursing.  She also has earned the coveted President's Medal at Platt College-an annual award chosen by faculty and staff at Platt College that represents the College's core values, once as a student and later as an employee.

Dr. Goers developed her expertise as a nurse educator early in her career as a Clinical Nurse Educator within the Critical Care division with specialties in evidence-based practice patient care, simulation in nursing, policy development, clinical guidelines, new graduate transition to practice and information technology. Dr. Goers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Platt College in Colorado. She holds a PhD in Nursing from the College of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina. In the clinical environment, her research focus is exploring current practices of interprofessional teams in the intensive care unit to identify management strategies, facilitators, and barriers of managing delirium. As the Dean of Nursing, Dr. Goers serves as a site visitor for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and Co-Chair for the Alliance of Clinical Education (ACE). Dr. Goers is managing a four-year Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant secured in a partnership with community partners to increase the number of Registered Nurses in primary care.

During her time off, Dr. Goers enjoys Colorado to the fullest. In the summer, she ventures out with her family in their camper, plays golf and enjoys hiking in National Parks. During the fall and winter months, she pursuits wild game with her bow and is on a competitive ice hockey team. Dr. Goers is an avid dog lover, during finals week at Platt College you will meet her two German Shorthaired Pointers Bogey and Kona.