“We have hired two DCN graduates in the past 24 months, one as a summer staff, and one as our full time camp nurse. Both have demonstrated a sterling work ethic in the difficult environment and lengthy hours that constitute working at a summer camp for people with disabilities. Both have shown good leadership skills, and good knowledge of people with disabilities and their needs.
I have found that graduates of the DCN program are committed, organized, and compassionate in their approach to caring for people with disabilities, and we deeply hope that our current camp nurse will be part of our team for years into the future."
Tom Picton, Asst. Camp Director, Easter Seals Colorado
“I tell everyone that The Denver College of Nursing is the best of the newer nursing schools in Colorado. Their students and graduates are the most professional and most prepared. Whenever I’ve visited the school, I find the students are ready, they’re grounded and they’re realistic about the work ahead of them. They show flexibility in the hospital environment and a willingness to do the work that needs to be done.
The school’s faculty and staff really care about where their students go to work after graduation. They make a conscious effort to get them placed and are diligent about follow-through with healthcare employers.”
Dave Blanco, Nurse Recruiter, Rose Medical Center
“We look for the qualities of good time management skills and excellent critical skills when we employ nurses at our hospital. Complex care is required for our patients as our population base is comprised of patients with multiple and complicated diagnoses. It’s important that our nurses fit well with our patient population."
Denise Baskerville, Clinical Nurse Educator, Lifecare Hospitals of Colorado
“Nurses from Denver College of Nursing are very well prepared and work extremely well in a critical function site, especially those who are doing capstones. Nurses we’ve hired have worked out well. We’ve hired several and have three on staff currently.
They’re well prepared to be out in the field. They’re team players. They’re always willing to help and to learn about physician procedures.
They come in with a good attitude. They have high energy, they’re interested in providing the best patient care and they’re very responsible.”
“Denver College of nursing is the first place we go when hiring new graduates for our hospital system. They are extremely prepared and eager to learn. Over the last five years we have hired many graduates and plan on continuing to hire them in a very challenging nursing market. I highly recommend the Denver College of Nursing."
Ken Kowalski, MBA, Assistant Vice President, Recruitment, Retention and Clinical Initiatives
IASIS Healthcare Corporation
“We have hired two DCN graduates in the past 24 months, one as a summer staff and one as our full-time camp nurse. Both have demonstrated a sterling work ethic in the difficult work environment and lengthy hours that constitute working at a summer camp for people with disabilities. Both have shown good leadership skills and good knowledge of people with disabilities and their needs. DCN graduates are committed, organized and compassionate in their approach to caring for people with disabilities. We deeply hope our current camp nurse will be part of our team for years to come.”
Tom Picton, Assistant Camp Director, Easter Seals Disability Services
“The nurse graduates that I have had the privilege to hire have been some of our top performers. They are excited about the profession that they have chosen and are highly engaged with their patients and fellow staff. Their commitment to nursing has helped raise the bar with our fellow nurses, thus increasing quality patient care and nursing satisfaction.”
Heidi Tatum BNS, RNC-NIC, Manager of Professional Practice, Magnet Program Director,Cheyenne Regional Medical Center