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Cleveland Faculty Travel to Africa to Advance Educational Opportunities for Nurses

After years of working with the World Health Organization (WHO), Adele Webb, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN, Chamberlain’s Cleveland Campus President, spearheaded a partnership in 2015 between the organization and Chamberlain in an effort to better nursing education and health system operations.

One region in particular need was the Seychelles, a cluster of islands off the African coast that does not currently have a university-level nursing program. Chamberlain instructors were responsible for providing advanced education access to Seychelles nurse educators. Today, many of the nurses from Seychelles Hospital are interested in enrolling in Chamberlain’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program and look forward to benefiting from the hands-on, interactive learning approach that will develop their critical thinking and clinical skills.

Through their collaboration with the WHO, Chamberlain faculty members are developing a network of advanced practitioners who will foster a community of care abroad. As a result, the Seychelles nursing faculty will have the tools to make a lasting difference for their students and patients. Dr. Webb and her team at Chamberlain will continue to meet with the WHO regional director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, to discuss implementing this program in other underdeveloped countries and work toward creating a global culture of health.

Experiential Learning Partner

ARC_Logo_ClassicChamberlain’s Experiential Learning Model (ELM) provides students with experiences designed to optimize clinical learning outcomes using a variety of experiences that extend beyond traditional direct patient care. Through a new partnership with the American Red Cross, students will have access to a variety of experiences that help prepare them for beginning practice upon graduation. These experiences in providing care and services to the local community will empower students to build their clinical skills while also practicing Chamberlain’s person-centered approach to caring for patients, peers and the community.

Students in Chamberlain’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program may complete clinical practice experiences and earn credit toward completion of course objectives through academic service and volunteer activities selected to leverage learning.

Using an evidence-based clinical education model, the partnership with the American Red Cross supports Chamberlain’s ELM approach, specifically providing opportunities to engage with grassroots educational efforts throughout our communities, developing resources for disaster planning and nursing response roles and assisting populations of all ages with health service needs and information.

In honor of the important role that nurses play in our communities, Chamberlain proudly made a special National Nurses Week donation to support some of their initiatives that contribute to Healthy People 2020 – a 10-year plan for improving the nation’s health through a vision of achieving a society in which all people live long, healthy lives. These initiatives include blood services; disaster services; preparedness, health and safety services; and immunizations and infectious diseases.

Enhancements to Chamberlain Library Resources

Chamberlain College of Nursing is dedicated to providing the resources and support needed for student success. To that end, we are pleased to announce an exciting update to the Chamberlain library that will enhance available resources and services.

There will be three phases to the rollout of this transformation, including optimizing current library spaces as they transition to Learning Commons, enhancing the Center for Academic Success (CAS) and launching the new Virtual Learning Resource. The new Virtual Learning Resource is accessible through a single, unified website and offers a number of benefits, including access to course guides for all courses offered in every program and support resources from the Academic Success Center. Expert Chamberlain nursing librarians provide virtual office hours, chat, email and text reference services, and individual consultation as well as faculty research assistance.

At many of our campuses the current library space will become a collaborative working area where students can study or receive tutoring for liberal arts and sciences courses. Over time, the physical library spaces on some of our campuses will be transitioned to Learning Commons – a student-centered area with collaborative workspaces where students study and learn individually or in a group, receive tutoring support from faculty, assistance with library resources, and services provided by skilled nursing librarians. The vision for the Learning Commons is that the CAS and library resources and services are conveniently offered in shared spaces.

Faculty Care and Development

faculty-developmentChamberlain’s commitment to student success begins with our commitment to faculty excellence and development. We offer generous educational benefits for our faculty, along with support of scholarly activities that help advance the art and science of nursing and nursing education, including program reimbursement, work flexibility and the support systems needed to grow as a nurse educator.

Our care for faculty is reflected in many forms, including tuition reimbursement benefits of up to $50,000 in doctoral program reimbursement.

Many advancement opportunities are available through mentoring from seasoned faculty and the support of ongoing training, conferences and mentorship.

Plus, faculty have access to scholarship and publication support and benefit from a team of academic and marketing professionals who assist with faculty presentation support, communications and marketing materials for conferences.

To learn more, visit chamberlainfaculty.com


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