Class Notes


Kathleen Burns Receives Chamberlain’s First Annual Distinguished Alumni Award

Kathleen Burns, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, ACCNS-A/G, CEN
Chamberlain DNP ‘15

Dr. Kathleen Burns, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Stroke Program Manager at the Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital, was honored with Chamberlain’s first Distinguished Alumni Award.

Dr. Burns, a graduate of Chamberlain’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program, was recognized for her many accomplishments, which include coordinating the development and implementation of the stroke program at the hospital where she works. For her DNP project, she implemented a new transitional care initiative for stroke patients discharged to home. In addition to her work at the hospital, Dr. Burns served in the volunteer role of chief nursing officer at the Boy Scout Jamborees in 2010 and 2013, working with an interdisciplinary team of volunteers from across the country to develop and implement a medical services plan for the 35,000+ Scouts, visitors and volunteers at the 10-day high adventure event.

Congratulations Dr. Burns! You are truly an extraordinary Chamberlain nurse.


MSN Alumnus Daniel Hudson Drives Positive Change to Protect Colleagues and Patients

Daniel Hudson, MSN, RN
Chamberlain MSN ‘16

When an infection outbreak at his hospital required the nursing staff to isolate patients, Daniel received many questions from his staff about the care they needed to provide. Daniel led the charge to assemble the hospital leaders and discover the solutions to the staff questions.

This leadership experience showed Daniel, a graduate of Chamberlain’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Executive Specialty Track, the value of courage and motivation in driving positive change. Today, he is honing these leadership skills in the value improvement office at Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California.


Chamberlain Alumna Presents at STTI’S International Nursing Research Conference in South Africa

Yvette Rolle, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE, OB-RNC
Chamberlain DNP ’16

Dr. Rolle, Assistant Professor at Chamberlain’s Houston campus, was selected to give an oral presentation at the 27th International Nursing Research Congress for the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). The conference was held July 21-25, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Rolle’s presentation, “The Effectiveness of Facilitated Web-Mediated Postpartum Education and Discharge Instructions,” comes out of the practicum project she completed through Chamberlain’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program.


Chamberlain BSN Alumna Honored for Providing Compassion and Outstanding Patient Care

Ebony Stewart, BSN, RN
Jacksonville Campus
Chamberlain BSN '14

Ebony has been honored with the Distinguished Caregiver Award from Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, a part of the Baptist Health system. This award recognizes deserving employees who serve Baptist Health’s mission of providing compassionate, outstanding healthcare to the community.



Chamberlain Grad Returns to Campus as Nurse Educator

Mark Garcia, MSNEd, RN
Phoenix Campus
Chamberlain BSN ’10, MSN ‘15

Mark graduated from Chamberlain’s pre-licensure BSN program in October 2010. While completing his Master of Science in Nursing degree in the Educator Specialty Track, Mark made such a positive impression as a student and visiting professor at Chamberlain’s Phoenix campus, that he was hired as a full-time faculty member who instructs within Chamberlain’s SIMCARE CENTER™ and serves as president of the Phoenix chapter of Chamberlain’s Alumni Association. Read more of Mark’s story at

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