PLAINFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Plainfield resident and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital nurse Sue Rogers has been named Chamberlain College of Nursing’s “Nurse of the Month.” Rogers was nominated by her neighbor, Kim Downing, for her dedication to patients, continuous hard work and devotion to the medical field.
“I nominated Sue for all the hard work she does at the hospital and her commitment to the students at the local elementary school where she works part time,” said Downing. “She is amazing. She is a single mom taking care of two kids, one of whom has kidney disease, while working two jobs and continuing to volunteer at her children’s school. She works the overnight shift sometimes just so she can be home with her family and make sure that her kids are able to participate in after school activities. She even finds time to help my family out when I need it.”
As part of its commitment to honor nurses and raise awareness for healthcare causes, the national need for nurses and the need to improve the quality of healthcare, Chamberlain College of Nursing created the “Nurse of the Month” award to recognize exceptional nurses.
Rogers received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from St. Xavier University in Chicago in 1997. The following year, she began working at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital on the orthopedic unit and then as a member of the hospital’s float pool of nurses, working in whatever unit needed help at a given time. In 2007, after losing her mother to cancer, Rogers took a break from the hospital setting to work as a school nurse in the Plainfield School District. When Rogers returned to work in the float pool at Good Samaritan Hospital, she decided to continue her work at Ridge Elementary in Plainfield on a part-time basis.
“I cherish the moments that I can bring people comfort, whether it’s by giving them medicine, taking time to listen to their concerns or explaining something to help put their minds at ease,” said Rogers. “I find nursing incredibly fulfilling. I love working with people and have always enjoyed helping others. I cannot imagine doing any other job. It’s an amazing honor to be recognized for the work that I do.”
As the “Nurse of the Month” winner, Rogers received a $250 spa and salon gift certificate and a party to celebrate her accomplishment with family, friends and co-workers. She will also be entered into Chamberlain College of Nursing’s “Nurse of the Year” contest. The “Nurse of the Year” honoree will be selected this month and will win $2,000 towards a vacation getaway.
“As our nation faces a steep nursing shortage, professional nurses are working harder than ever,” said Janet L. Snow, Ph.D, RN, dean of Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Addison campus. “Chamberlain is a strong advocate for the nursing profession, and the ‘Nurse of the Month’ contest is designed to provide recognition to outstanding nurses like Sue who are going above and beyond to meet the needs of their patients.”
Chamberlain College of Nursing is sponsoring the “Nurse of the Month” award in a continued effort to pay tribute to nurses who touch the lives of others everyday.
About Chamberlain College of Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in nursing. Campuses are currently located in Phoenix, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; Addison and Chicago, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; Columbus, Ohio; and Arlington, Virginia.
Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org, one of the six regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at the Addison, Columbus, Jacksonville, Phoenix, and St. Louis campuses are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791). The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at the St. Louis and Columbus campuses and the Associate Degree in Nursing program are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs at the Phoenix and the Addison campuses are candidates for accreditation by NLNAC. Candidacy is the first step toward NLNAC accreditation (NLNAC, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000). The Arlington and Chicago campuses are pursuing programmatic accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program on their respective campuses. Accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met. Program availability varies by location. For more information about Chamberlain College of Nursing and its Chicago campus, visit www.chamberlain.edu/chicago or call 888-556-8CCN (8226).
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