Chicago – August 5, 2019 - Chamberlain University, which has the largest nursing school in the country and is the largest provider of BSN degrees to under-represented minority students in the United States, announced the graduation of more than 13,000 nurses, helping to address issues associated with nursing and healthcare provider shortages. Of those graduates, 10,100 earned bachelor’s degrees and 3,700 earned master’s and doctoral degrees. These 2018 – 2019 academic year graduates are from 20 campuses in 14 states and bring the total number of Chamberlain University alumni to nearly 70,000.
Projection of the nursing shortage across the country is estimated at 1 million by 2030 due to an aging patient population, a greater focus on preventative care, and a gap between the number of nurse retirees and new nurses. Nursing schools in the United States are struggling to meet this demand and turned away more than 75,000 qualified applicants from bachelor’s and graduate nursing programs in 2018 due, in part, to a lack of both space and nursing educators.1
“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,” said Dr. Karen Cox, Ph.D., R.N., FACHE, FAAN, president of Chamberlain. “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.”
With Q1 2019 NCLEX scores at 92.66 percent matching the U.S. national average, Chamberlain University School of Nursing believes if extraordinary care of students is taken, they will graduate as extraordinary healthcare professionals. Chamberlain offers several nursing degree programs and specialty tracks designed to meet nurses wherever they are in their career. Nurses 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.
About Chamberlain University
Chamberlain University is a part of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE). Chamberlain University’s mission is to educate, empower and embolden diverse healthcare professionals who advance the health of people, families, communities and nations. Chamberlain University is comprised of the College of Nursing, which offers a three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and flexible post-licensure programs such as the RN to BSN option, Master of Science in Nursing degree program, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program and graduate certificates, and the College of Health Professions, which offers a Master of Public Health degree program. Chamberlain University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For the most updated accreditation information, visit chamberlain.edu/accreditation. To learn more, visit chamberlain.edu.
About Adtalem Global Education
The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading workforce solutions provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil (IBMEC, Damásio and Wyden institutions), American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, OnCourse Learning, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit adtalem.com and follow us on Twitter (@adtalemglobal) and LinkedIn.