Susan Groenwald, MSN, PhD, RN, ANEF, national president of Chamberlain College of Nursing, was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing at the academys annual conference Oct. 18 in Washington, D.C. Groenwald, who works out of the Chamberlains corporate headerquarters in Downers Grove, Ill., is one of 168 distinguished nurses selected for the honor this year, according to a news release.
A nurse and educator for more than four decades, Groenwald has advanced nursing practice and healthcare through extensive leadership in oncology nursing education and practice, and through her commitment to developing nurse leaders who deliver extraordinary patient care, according to the release.
Groenwald joined Chamberlain College of Nursing in 2006 and has increased access to nursing education by growing the college from one campus to 14 campuses nationwide offering BSN degree programs and launching post licensure education offerings, including the RN to BSN degree completion option; five tracks of a masters degree program in nursing, including a family nurse practitioner track; and two tracks in a DNP degree program, according to the release.
During her early career, Groenwald worked as a clinical nurse specialist and director of the oncology graduate program at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and was an assistant nursing professor at Rush University. She later served as the senior program director at the Illinois Cancer Councils Comprehensive Cancer Care Center. She has a BSN and MSN from Rush University, and a PhD in higher education leadership from Capella University.