Chamberlain College of Nursing Opens Charlotte Campus — October 5, 2015
Contact: Kelly Harbaugh
For Chamberlain College of Nursing
First North Carolina campus aims to meet growing healthcare needs in the state
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – October 5, 2015 – Chamberlain College of Nursing is proud to announce the opening of a new campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, its first campus in the state of North Carolina and 19th nationwide. The campus will offer a three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program and is now accepting applications for admission to classes that begin on Monday, Jan. 4.
Chamberlain’s Charlotte campus will offer an on-site BSN degree program and is equipped with Chamberlain’s SIMCARE CENTER™, which provides high-tech simulated patient care training in clinical learning environments, as well as a Center for Academic Success that delivers comprehensive academic resources and support.
The campus will operate under the Chamberlain Care Student Success Model, offering customized academic coaching and mentoring to encourage students’ academic success and their transformation into extraordinary nurses.
“Chamberlain’s philosophy of education, which we call Chamberlain Care, puts the extraordinary care of our students at the forefront of all we do,” said Susan Groenwald, Ph.D., RN, ANEF, FAAN, national president of Chamberlain College of Nursing. “Faculty and staff provide students with individualized support from the beginning of their academic careers through graduation, preparing each student with the strong foundation needed to succeed and to lead positive change in today’s healthcare environment. We see an opportunity in Charlotte for Chamberlain nurses to provide quality care to the community, treating each patient by addressing their clinical needs as well as considering their cultural traditions; personal preferences and values; family situations; social circumstances; and lifestyles.”
Multiple factors are having an impact on North Carolina’s growing need for nurses in the state, where it is estimated that there will be a shortage of 20,000 nurses by 2030. The elderly population will double within the next five years, creating demand for highly skilled nurses to provide care across an increasingly wide spectrum of healthcare settings. Concurrently, the average age of the North Carolina nurse is rising, with 24 percent of the workforce expected to retire within 10 years. The healthcare sector is hiring to fill these jobs, making nursing and other healthcare roles some of North Carolina’s fastest-growing occupations.
Chamberlain’s Charlotte campus will be led by Dr. Jason T. Shuffitt, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP. A fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Shuffitt previously served as associate dean of learning and healthcare technology innovations and as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Nursing. He has contributed to the advancement of the nursing profession through research studies on nurse practitioner clinical education and the development of customized clinical management software.
“It’s my honor to be the leader of Chamberlain’s inaugural campus in North Carolina,” said Shuffitt. “I’m working with a wonderful team to facilitate our students’ success and educate extraordinary nurses who will be uniquely qualified to address the healthcare needs of their patients. We have the opportunity to contribute to improved healthcare in North Carolina through our students’ passion for caring for their communities.”
Open houses for prospective students will be held at the new Charlotte campus, 2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd., on Monday, October 26, and Friday, October 30, from 4–7 p.m. For more information about Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Charlotte campus or to RSVP, visit chamberlain.edu/charlotte.
For over 125 years, Chamberlain College of Nursing has been at the forefront of excellence in nursing education. Chamberlain is increasing access to nursing education nationwide with campuses offering the three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and flexible post-licensure programs such as the RN to BSN option, Master of Science in Nursing degree program, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program and graduate certificates.
Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, www.hlcommission.org). HLC is one of the eight regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program, the Master of Science in Nursing degree program and the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791). Accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met.
Chamberlain College of Nursing is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 101 N. 14th Street, 10th floor, James Monroe Building, Richmond VA 23219, 804.225.2600. Chamberlain College of Nursing is approved to operate by the Virginia Board of Nursing Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico VA 23233-1463, 804.367.4515. Chamberlain College of Nursing is authorized for operation by the THEC, http://www.tn.gov/thec. Program/program option availability varies by state/location. Chamberlain reserves the right to update information as it becomes available. Information is current at the time of posting. For the most updated accreditation information, visit chamberlain.edu/accreditation. Comprehensive consumer information is available at chamberlain.edu/studentconsumerinfo.