Florence Nightingale said it best, “I think it important the Committee should bear in mind to raise the standard year by year.” With expanding roles and technological advances in healthcare, the landscape of nursing is ever-evolving. Standards are raised not necessarily year by year, but sometimes month by month. Fortunately, Chamberlain College of Nursing’s dedication to nurturing a lifelong commitment to learning remains steadfast. We continue to innovate and expand the nursing education we provide to not just meet, but stay ahead of these changes in the nursing profession.
Nursing is ranked as one of the top professions in the nation. The federal government estimates that more than 2.8 million new and replacement nurses will be needed by 2020 to address the country’s severe nursing shortage1. And for the first time, the U.S. Department of Labor has identified Registered Nursing as the top occupation in terms of job growth through the year 20122. Yet the capacity to educate and train new nurses is lacking. More than 38,000 students were turned away from U.S. nursing schools last year due to lack of space.
That’s why Chamberlain provides convenient access to quality nursing education, including our continual expansion of our online programs and exploration of opportunities to open new campuses in markets nationwide. For example, with Chamberlain’s Second Degree BSN program option, you may complete your BSN in as few as 13 months, allowing for a quicker transition to the nursing profession. Using the same curriculum as the traditional BSN, an adult with an earned baccalaureate degree is provided an opportunity to enter professional nursing in an accelerated program of study.
Chamberlain also keeps our education itself at the forefront of technology and academic excellence. Whether it’s through our SIMCare Center™, a high-tech simulated patient care clinical learning lab, or our latest course and degree offerings, students are afforded a comprehensive, quality nursing education – all provided by a team of accomplished and esteemed instructors Chamberlain has attracted to usher in the next generation of nurses.
For example, to address the emerging demand for nurses who are well-versed in the use of healthcare information technology in patient care, Chamberlain introduced our MSN Informatics Specialty track in May 2011. This field is skyrocketing, with the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology anticipating 50,000 new health information technology jobs within the next five years3. Chamberlain’s is poised to enable our informatics nurse specialists to lead this new high-tech wave in patient care.
Few careers offer the job security, advancement opportunity and flexibility of nursing, and few nursing colleges offer the quality degree programs, hands-on learning experience and abundant student resources of Chamberlain College of Nursing. So whether you’re looking to jump start your career in nursing or to expand your education and career opportunities in your current position as a nurse, beginning your education today is just a click away! Complete our request form for more information.
1U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, 2008; 2U.S. Department of Labor and a 2007 Gallup Poll - based on job opportunities, income, career advancement, and overall job flexibility; 3Blumenthal, David. “Preparing the Health IT Workforce of Tomorrow”. www.healthit.gov. November 4, 2009. http://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/community-college-consortia/preparing-health-it-workforce-tomorrow/