PHOENIX Chamberlain College of Nursing was a proud sponsor of this years Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, held on October 12. In addition to participating as a sponsor, a team of more than 45 Chamberlain students, staff and faculty walked or ran in the 5K Race, according to a news release.
In honor of breast cancer awareness month and in conjunction with its sponsorship of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Chamberlain College of Nursing is hosting a scholarship essay contest. The contest will award 12 partial-tuition scholarships to students applying for the bachelors program in nursing at the Phoenix campus. The contest ends on October 19 and scholarship winners will be announced on November 22.
Chamberlain elected to take an active role in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure because breast cancer is a devastating illness that reaches far and wide. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2007, nationwide, an estimated 178,480 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed and 40,460 people died as a result of the disease.
Breast cancer is an issue that is close to Chamberlains heart, said Gary Gum, MSN, RN, FCN, dean of Chamberlain College of Nursings Phoenix campus. The current nursing shortage in the United States is affecting all practice areas, including oncology. To help meet this need, Chamberlain College of Nursing is committed to educating the next generation of clinically proficient and compassionate nurses, both in Arizona and nationwide, to provide breast cancer patients with the treatment and support they require, and to aide doctors in their research to find a cure for this devastating disease.
Chamberlain College of Nursing opened a campus in Phoenix earlier this year. While it is new to Arizona, the college is an established institution with a long history. For more than 120 years, Chamberlain has been providing nursing students with a high quality education, graduating clinically proficient and compassionate nurses at its main campus in St. Louis, Mo., and now also at campuses in Columbus, Ohio, Addison, Ill., and also online.