Chamberlain Faculty Honored with Center of Excellence Designation

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By Susan Groenwald, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, President, Chamberlain College of Nursing

Chamberlain College of Nursing has been designated as a 2016 Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing (NLN) in recognition of sustained efforts in “Creating Environments That Promote the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty.” Chamberlain was one of 15 schools honored at NLN’s Education Summit honors convocation held Sept. 23, adding to the total of 40 schools that have been acknowledged with this distinguished recognition.

The NLN established the Centers of Excellence in Nursing Education program as a way to recognize schools that have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and have invested resources over a sustained period of time to distinguish themselves in a specific area related to nursing education.

We are honored to receive this recognition of the significant commitment Chamberlain has to excellence in education and lifelong learning. Also, we are so proud to have been recognized for excellence in nursing education and for facilitating a culture of Chamberlain Care® in which faculty have a direct impact on student success.

Achieving recognition in the category of “Creating Environments That Promote the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty” exemplifies Chamberlain’s investment in faculty development and its commitment to excellence in teaching tomorrow’s nurses. Following are the criteria used to define excellence in this category:

  • All faculty promote excellence in teaching, student advisement and curriculum development as evidenced by their shared vision.

  • Faculty interactions with students and colleagues promote innovation and contribute to the creation of a preferred future for nursing education.

  • All faculty design and implement educational experiences that enhance student learning utilizing their pedagogical development and resources.

  • Evaluation of the established faculty development program demonstrates its effectiveness in achieving pedagogical expertise.

  • Faculty are actively engaged in their communities, resulting in enhanced student learning, professional development, and advancement of the profession.

  • Faculty professional goals related to excellence, innovation and continued growth are based on evaluations from administrators, peers, students, and self.

All of Chamberlain’s 20 campuses are committed to developing faculty who educate, empower and embolden diverse healthcare professionals who advance the health of people, families, communities, and nations. This honor further solidifies Chamberlain’s goal of graduating extraordinary students through a culture of care in an environment where faculty have a direct impact on student success.

At Chamberlain, we are dedicated to continuous improvement in providing faculty with the development and support needed to achieve excellence, and we are fervently committed to helping our faculty deliver on our vision of preparing extraordinary nursing professionals.

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