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Chamberlain Students at Troy, Michigan, Campus Show Chamberlain Care® in Action by Hosting Water Drive for Neighboring Community

In April 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan, switched its water source from Lake Huron to the notoriously polluted Flint River – a decision that led to corroded pipes and widespread exposure to lead.

Knowing that residents in Flint could no longer safely drink their tap water – and that children are especially vulnerable to the effects of lead poisoning – colleagues and students at Chamberlain’s campus in nearby Troy pitched in to help.

Led by faculty members Julie Wilbur, MSN, RN, and Carmina Pouncy, MSN, RN-BC, HN-BC, the campus organized a collection of bottled water and funds to support a children’s organization in Flint. The organization operates a home for 39 children who have been victims of some form of trauma and also four group homes where older children can go to receive assistance.

“The students were really excited to help,” said Professor Wilbur. “They’d heard about the water situation on TV and were glad to have a chance to make a difference for these kids.”

Thanks to the efforts of the students, 44 cases of water were collected – that’s nearly 140 gallons of water!

Chamberlain Expands On East and West Coasts

Grand Opening in North Brunswick, New Jersey

north-brunswickChamberlain’s North Brunswick, New Jersey, campus marked its first year with a Grand Opening celebration on Friday, April 29th, 2016. More than 150 students, leadership, clinical partners and community members were in attendance, including New Jersey Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen.

A number of alumni from Chamberlain’s post-licensure programs also attended the Grand Opening, taking advantage of the opportunity to tour the campus and meet with local Chamberlain leadership.

“Because they take all their courses online, most post-licensure students at Chamberlain have never set foot on a campus,” said Robin Goodrich, EdD, RN, North Brunswick Campus President. “It was exciting to welcome them to our North Brunswick campus – to introduce them to our labs and SIMCARE CENTER™ and show them how we’re helping educate the next generation of nurses in the tri-state area.”

Located just 45 minutes from New York City, the North Brunswick campus opened its doors in February 2015, with first classes held in May 2015.

New Campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina and Sacramento, California

charlotteIn the past year, Chamberlain College of Nursing has opened its first campuses in the states of North Carolina and California.

The Charlotte and Sacramento campuses – our 19th and 20th, respectively – are both located in areas with a growing need for nurses. In North Carolina, healthcare roles are some of the state’s fastest-growing occupations.1 Sacramento has seen substantial growth, expanding nearly twice as fast as the rest of the state from 2002-2012. The growing population means a greater need for comprehensive healthcare services in this area, including more nurses to care for the increasing number of patients.2

The first class of the Charlotte campus is expected to graduate in May 2018, with the first students expected to graduate from the Sacramento campus in August 2018.

Chamberlain expanded to these states to continue to fulfill a need to provide access to nursing education to help add extraordinary nursing professionals to serve these communities.

Profile: Miramar, Florida, Campus President Jason Dunne

w-jason-dunneGrowing up in Newfoundland, Canada, W. Jason Dunne, DNP, MN, RN, CNE, began thinking about nursing from a young age, drawn in by the opportunity to make a positive impact on others through compassionate care.

He began his nursing career in critical care and ICU but noticed that he especially enjoyed working with students who came through on their clinical rotations.

“Watching them master concepts and grow in their abilities and knowledge – it was really exciting,” he says.

A role as a visiting professor eventually led to a new career in nursing education – and, he said, the opportunity to have an even broader impact.

Over the last 12 years, he has taught and served in leadership roles at a number of colleges in Canada and the United States. What drew him to his current position as president of our Miramar, Florida, campus was Chamberlain Care®, a culture of care that drives an integrated, holistic educational model that is focused on student success.

“I can honestly say that this dedication to student success is what sets Chamberlain apart,” said Dr. Dunne. “The care we give to our students – the resources and support – empowers them to go on and deliver that same level of care to their patients.”



1. Predicting North Carolina’s Job Market in 2020. https://iei.ncsu.edu/wp content/uploads/2013/01/JobMarket.pdf

2. Public Policy Institute of California. California Population. http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/report/R_610HJR.pdf

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