Nurses Make A Difference
Many talk about making a difference. Nurses actually do it. From the bedside to the boardroom, they are there: providing extraordinary care, advocating for patients and fighting for health equity. Join us this Nurses Month as we show our gratitude and celebrate the immeasurable ways nurses contribute to the health and wellness of our communities.
Celebrate with us throughout the month of May!
What an amazing Stronger Together Live Virtual Event we had May 26! It was so fun and meaningful and inspiring to be together.
If you weren’t able to join us – or if you want to re-watch the event or certain parts of it (cue Chamberlain’s talented virtual chorus!), you can do so here!
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Week 4: Community Engagement is at the Heart of Nursing
As nurses, you are hard-wired for solving problems, you felt a calling, and you are passionate about caring for and engaging with your community. Your extraordinary work improves every life that you touch – be it patient or team member. Nurses positively impact and nurture their communities by engaging with them as advocates, teachers, and even social media healthcare influencers.
Stronger Together 2022 - You Make a Difference
As nurses, you affect positively the lives of all you touch. For many people, a nurse is a symbol of a bridge, of a connection – an anchor who makes us feel safe and comforted.
We would love to have you join us for an afternoon of Chamberlain camaraderie, celebration and inspiration at our Stronger Together virtual event Thursday, May 26, at 3:00 PM CT.
Nurses Tread the Path to Community Leadership
Nurses are leaders in their own right, yet many are pursuing post-graduate degrees and certificates to continue learning and gain additional leadership experience and expertise. Nurse leadership is a phenomenal way to impact at scale – heading up hospitals, universities, boards and trade associations impacts hundreds, if not thousands, of nurses and community members. Chamberlain University has several options to activate the next step in your nursing leadership journey.
Chamberlain Students, Faculty and Alumni are the Gold Standard for Community Engagement
Chamberlain alumni are leading the charge! They’re fighting for patient rights in Congressional hearings, advocating for nurses’ rights on Capitol steps, bringing health expertise to local barbershops, and even leveraging Instagram to send health tips to thousands of followers! The world cannot move forward without the Herculean work of nurses.
Although Nurses Month 2022 is coming to a close, we will continue to celebrate you every day – your compassion, brilliance, strength, endurance and drive.
Thank you for all you do!
Week 3: Professional Development
For a nurse, professional development begins with the clinical knowledge and skills particular to the job. But as all future or current nurses soon realize, professional development also includes making yourself marketable, implementing useful tips, learning lessons on the fly, and giving or receiving help from other nurses.
Maintain Your Resume
If you are seeking your first nursing job or simply keeping your profile up to date, maintaining a solid resume or curriculum vitae (CV) is key to professional development. At Chamberlain University, our career support services include CareerPlus – Resume Builder, a platform that features:
Artificial intelligence (AI) scoring and improvement recommendations
Optimization tools to tailor your resume to a specific job
Customization tools for simple edits and design changes
Tips For Nurse Practitioners
If you have a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Chamberlain, you may be seeking a job as a family nurse practitioner (FNP). As with any job search, your professional development relies on preparation. Take these points of advice from industry professionals who are experts in the job search process:
Get your FNP resume in order: Your resume is often the first touch you will have with a potential employer.
Do your homework: Learn about the organization that is interviewing you and thoroughly research your potential FNP role.
Practice makes perfect: Polish your answers to probable FNP interview questions.
Follow up: Express your appreciation and continued interest and send your thanks after the FNP interview.
Valuable Nursing Lessons
Every nursing interaction can aid your professional development by teaching you how to better understand your patients. Our community of nurses on Facebook told us about the nursing lessons they have found most valuable:
Treat the patient like family
Trust your instincts
Listen to your patients
Prioritize your patients
Never assume and always ask questions
Never stop learning nor wanting to learn
Chamberlain Mentoring Program
The Chamberlain Mentoring Program offers an invaluable interchange of guidance and support between students and alumni mentors on issues of professional development, building confidence, and academic success. The program aims to improve:
Student academic performance and outcomes
Organizational and professional skills
Personal growth and learning
Learn more about the Chamberlain Mentoring Program and sign up today.
Week 2: Recognition
Your unwavering commitment to healthcare, patients and our communities should be celebrated and recognized in a meaningful way. See a few ways we celebrate Nursing awards and recognition.
Chamberlain Care Awards®
This year Chamberlain University is launching the Chamberlain Care Awards. This year’s Awards celebrate our nursing alumni. The awards recognize individuals through nominations whose achievements benefit society as well as the nursing profession, and whose contributions go beyond expectations. For each category three Chamberlain alumni are nominated and one nurse is chosen as the grand prize winner.
To learn more about the Chamberlain Care Awards. Click here.
The DAISY Awards®
Join us in celebrating and recognizing our Chamberlain University 2022 DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty and Extraordinary Nursing Student Honorees!
The recognition ceremonies will broadcast on here on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 1:00pm CT.
On May 11th our Honorees will meet live for a private conversation with Bonnie & Mark Barnes of The DAISY Foundation.
Week 1: Self Care
You put patients and their families’ needs front and center every day, which is critical for patient outcomes. But we believe your self-care needs to be a priority too.
Nurses Month Savings
Treat yourself with one (or more!) of the many deals and discounts just for nurses this month. Wondering where to find them? We got you.
Join Our Wellness Wednesdays
Chamberlain University Students
Upcoming Webinar: Stress Management
When: May 18, 2022, 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Who: Current Chamberlain Students
ANA President Ernest Grant
ANA President Ernest Grant, a nurse veteran of 30 years who has been on the front lines, knows how imperative self-care is for nurses to remain energized.
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™
Consider joining the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge, an initiative to help you improve your health in six areas: physical activity, nutrition, rest, quality of life, safety, and mental health. Watch for Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ communications and micro-challenges that aim to help you improve your health and well-being now and into the future. Follow this link for more details.
Share the Nurse Love
We’ve created some fun ways you can share the celebration in your social channels, in your windows and during your next virtual get together.