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Chamberlain University has the largest nursing school in the country and is the largest provider of BSN degrees to underrepresented minority students in the US. The university is working to help address nursing and healthcare provider shortages and recently announced the graduation of more than 13,000 nurses from the 2018-2019 academic year. Those graduates spanned 20 campuses in 14 states. Of those graduates, 10,100 earned bachelor’s degrees and 3,700 earned master’s and doctoral degrees.
According to businesswire.com, the nursing shortage across the country is projected to be at 1 million by 2030 due to an aging patient population, greater focus on preventive care, and a gap between the number of nurse retirees and new nurses. Nursing schools are struggling to meet the demand and had to turn away over 75,000 qualified applicants in 2018 due to lack of space and qualified nurse educators.
Dr. Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, president of Chamberlain University, tells businesswire.com, “There are many areas of the country that will continue to suffer from nursing shortages for some time and this will ultimately affect patient care. Chamberlain University’s size and modalities of learning make nursing education accessible. We are committed to educating exceptional individuals who can help address these shortages and make a difference in the healthcare of the patients they serve.”
Chamberlain offers several nursing degree programs and specialty tracks designed to meet nurses wherever they are in their career. Nursing students are provided with an education framework that prepares them to provide exceptional levels of care at the bedside, in healthcare leadership positions, and in the education of future nurses.
To learn more about Chamberlain University’s efforts to address the nationwide nursing shortage by graduating 13,000 new nurses into the workforce during the 2018-2019 academic year, visit here.
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