Chamberlain College of Nursing has announced the appointment of Susan King, MBA, MSN, RN, as president of its Chicago campus.
King has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including practice, executive management and instruction. In her new role, she will oversee implementation of the curriculum, delivery of student services, growth and development of regional clinical partnerships and management of the day-to-day operations for Chamberlain's Chicago campus.
King succeeds Patrick Robinson, PhD, MSN, RN, ACRN, who served as the Chicago campus president since its opening in 2010. Robinson is joining Chamberlain's national academics team, assuming the position of dean of undergraduate curriculum and instruction.
In his new role, Robinson will be responsible for the baccalaureate and associate degree curricula and will be working with Richard Cowling, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, AHN-BC, FAAN, vice president of academic affairs, to further enhance Chamberlain's undergraduate academic programs.
"The range of talents from both Susan and Patrick exemplify Chamberlain's strong leadership," said Susan Groenwald, PhD, MSN, national president of Chamberlain College of Nursing. "As president of Chamberlain's Chicago campus, Susan will be an exceptional leader and mentor for the faculty, staff and students, and Patrick's extensive healthcare and education expertise, as well as his deep understanding of the Chamberlain undergraduate curricula, make him an excellent choice to join the national academics team."
Previously, King served as the dean of academic operations at Chamberlain's Addison, Ill. campus. Prior to her arrival at Chamberlain, King served as associate vice president of Virginia Hospital Center's Patient Care Services and Emergency Response in Arlington, VA, where she was responsible for consulting and developing marketing plans for hospital initiatives and managing the budget.
King graduated magna cum laude with a BSN from Bowie State University. She earned her MSN and MBA degree from University of Phoenix. King is currently pursuing a nursing philosophy PhD at the University of Phoenix.
Robinson has more than 20 years of professional nursing experience as a clinician, researcher, educator and administrator. Prior to arriving at Chamberlain, Robinson was a professor and department chair at the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing at Loyola University Chicago. He is a national leader in the HIV/AIDS nursing community and recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Nurses in AIDS Care for his continued efforts to promote health and welfare for individuals living with HIV.
Robinson holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in nursing from Indiana University as well as a nursing philosophy PhD from Loyola University Chicago. He completed a 3-year post-doctoral fellowship in biobehavioral nursing research at the University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Nursing.
For more information about Chamberlain College of Nursing, visit www.chamberlain.edu.