Gwinnett Citizen News

The team at Platinum Educational Group understands the struggles and obstacles that are presented to students obtaining higher education in the healthcare industries. In 2015, Platinum Educational Group launched its inaugural scholarships program geared at Emergency Medical Services (EMS) students.

In 2016, the company expanded its product line to include the nursing and allied health fields. It only seemed fitting to expand its scholarships program to include the hardworking and dedicated students in those fields as well.



The 2019 nursing scholarship was awarded to student Caroline “Autumn” Carlson. Ms. Carlson is a Buford, GA native and is enrolled at Liberty University’s nursing program located in Lynchburg, VA. Autumn’s thesis described the burn out feeling experienced in the nursing sector. “It is possible to alleviate the “burn out” feeling that professionals experience in the field of nursing,” stated Ms. Carlson. “Working to improve nurses’ emotional intelligence is one of the best ways to prevent the epidemic of burnout and decrease the negative effects that this problem creates.”

Platinum’s goal is to provide students entering the EMS, nursing, and allied health fields with assistance in funding their education. Former high school teacher, paramedic, and now Platinum CEO Doug Smith states “With the rising costs of tuition and program fees, it’s an honor to assist others in embarking on the dream of providing needed healthcare services to our communities.”

For full details of Platinum Educational Group’s Scholarships Program contact Director of Marketing, Jeremy M. Johnson, at