Filling a critical and growing need for nursing education in the metro Detroit area, Chamberlain College of Nursing is opening a new campus in Troy, Michigan, and is now accepting applications for admission to spring semester classes, which begin Jan. 5, 2015. The Troy campus is Chamberlain’s first in Michigan and 16th in the nation. “The city of Troy has good reason to be proud of its quality educational opportunities,” said Troy Mayor Dane Slater. “Chamberlain College of Nursing, moving into Troy, adds to this fine tradition, and we welcome Chamberlain’s nursing students. I am glad that Troy attracted a regionally-accredited college that educates students for a high-demand field, such as nursing.” Michigan is one of many states currently facing an impending nursing shortage, with a projected shortfall of 18,000 nurses by 2015. 1 Several factors are driving demand for primary care services: the rapidly growing population of baby boomers age 65 and older, who constitute 20 percent of the population and have more chronic healthcare needs; 1.5 million newly insured patients entering the healthcare marketplace by 2015; and the anticipated retirement of more than 40 percent of the state’s registered nurse (RN) workforce within 10 years. 2,3 “Healthcare is adding more jobs than any industry in Michigan to meet the shortage of health professionals in Detroit,” said Susan Groenwald, PhD, RN, ANEF, national president of Chamberlain College of Nursing. “Chamberlain looks forward to educating the future nursing leaders who can respond to the state’s healthcare needs and care for Michigan’s diverse and aging population.” Despite rising demand for healthcare services and personnel, 2,154 qualified applicants were turned away from Michigan nursing programs in 2013 due to insufficient capacity. 4 In addition to helping fill this need, the new Chamberlain campus provides baccalaureate-level education opportunities for future nurses. The Institute of Medicine recommends that 80 percent of nurses hold a bachelor’s degree by 2020. 5 However, in Southeast Michigan, less than half of RNs hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing. 6 Located 21 miles north of Detroit at 200 Kirts Blvd., Chamberlain’s new Troy campus offers an on-site Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program that can be completed in as few as three years of year-round study instead of the typical four years with summers off. The campus features Chamberlain’s SIMCARE CENTER™, which provides high-tech simulated patient care in clinical learning environments, and a Center for Academic Success, which delivers comprehensive academic resources and support for students. The education experience is grounded in Chamberlain Care, an approach that includes a unique student academic success model. Through extraordinary student care, students are empowered to achieve their career goals and to deliver exceptional patient care. The campus dean, Jaime Sinutko, PhD(c), MSN, RN, has more than 14 years of experience as an RN and a decade of experience as a nurse educator. Sinutko was previously the inaugural director of nursing and an associate professor at Rochester College School of Nursing in Michigan. She earned BSN and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from Oakland University, where she is currently working on a Doctor of Philosophy degree in educational leadership.
Open houses for prospective students will be held at the Troy campus on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 4-7 p.m., and Friday, Oct. 24 from 4-7 p.m. For more information about Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Troy campus or to RSVP, visit chamberlain.edu/troy.About Chamberlain College of Nursing For 125 years, Chamberlain College of Nursing has been at the forefront of excellence in nursing education. Chamberlain is increasing access to nursing education nationwide with campuses offering the three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and flexible online programs such as the RN to BSN option, Master of Science in Nursing degree program, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program and Graduate Certificates. Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (ncahlc.org). HLC is one of the eight regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and the Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791). The Associate Degree in Nursing program at the Columbus location is accredited with conditions by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.975.5000). Accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met. Program/program option availability varies by state/location. Chamberlain reserves the right to update information as it becomes available. Information is current at the time of posting. For the most updated accreditation information, visit chamberlain.edu/accreditation. Comprehensive consumer information is available at chamberlain.edu/studentconsumerinfo. Chamberlain College of Nursing, LLC is a part of DeVry Education Group (NYSE: DV), a global provider of educational services. All rights reserved. chamberlain.edu. 1 Michigan Nurse Mapping Project, Planning for Michigan's Nursing Workforce. Michigan Public Health Institute, n.d. Web. 06 Aug. 2014. < http://www.minursemap.org/>. 2 Task Force on Nursing Practice. Rep. Michigan Department of Community Health, Apr. 2012. Web. < http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch/FINALTFNP_Final_Report_5_10_12_v8a_393189_7.pdf>. 3 Michigan Center for Nursing Survey of Nurses 2013: Southeast Health Service Area. Rep. N.p.: Michigan Center for Nursing, n.d. Web. < http://www.michigancenterfornursing.org/initiatives/data>. 4 (2013): n. pag. Michigan Nursing Education at a Glance (Baccalaureate and Graduate). American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Web. < http://www.aacn.nche.edu/government-affairs/resources/Michigan1.pdf>. 5 The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine, October 5, 2010. , http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12956> 6 Michigan Center for Nursing Survey of Nurses 2013: Southeast Health Service Area. Rep. N.p.: Michigan Center for Nursing, n.d. Web. < http://www.michigancenterfornursing.org/initiatives/data>.