Chamberlain College of Nursing appointed Beverly Bonaparte, PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN, as president of its Jacksonville, Fla., campus. Bonaparte, who started her new position upon the Feb. 12 announcement, will oversee curriculum implementation; delivery of student services; growth and development of regional clinical partnerships; and management of day-to-day campus operations, according to a news release.
“I look forward to fostering relationships with local healthcare leaders and clinical partners to broaden experiential learning opportunities for our students so they are positioned for career success,” Bonaparte said in the release. “As our healthcare system evolves toward a more collaborative patient-care model, I will work to ensure that we are preparing future nurses to work on interprofessional teams to deliver extraordinary care and improve health outcomes.”
Bonaparte brings more than 35 years of academic, administrative and clinical experience to the position.
She succeeds Katherine Walls, PhD, MSN, RN, who is retiring after serving as Jacksonville campus president since 2012. Before her appointment as president, Walls had been the campus’ dean of academic affairs since its opening in July 2009.
“Dr. Walls’ commitment to preparing the next generation of nurses has made an immeasurable impact in the four years she served our Jacksonville campus, and we wish her well as she embarks on the next chapter of her life,” Susan Groenwald, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, national president of Chamberlain College of Nursing, said in the release.