DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Chamberlain College of Nursing and Walgreens are working together to provide Chamberlain’s advanced practice nursing students the opportunity to gain retail-based clinical practicum experience at Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens locations nationwide, the companies announced Tuesday. In addition, the relationship offers Walgreens registered and advanced practice nurses a group tuition rate for Chamberlain’s post licensure degree programs to advance their education.
“Patients today are looking to community health care providers who offer convenient, cost-effective options for care, and this provides invaluable clinical experience for Chamberlain’s students,” state Heidi Wold, VP operations for Walgreens Consumer Solutions Group. “There’s great synergy between our organizations to make a difference in health care, creating a pipeline of advanced practice nurses who are prepared to serve the needs of patients in the communities where they live and work.”
“Advanced practice nurses in the retail health clinic setting provide services spanning personal wellness and prevention and disease management for a broad patient population ranging in age and ethnicity,” commented Carole Eldridge, director of graduate programs at Chamberlain College of Nursing. “This relationship gives registered nurses employed by Walgreens and Healthcare Clinic access to educational opportunities critical to this role and benefits Chamberlain’s advanced practice nursing students by offering necessary hands-on clinical experience.”
Through the relationship, students enrolled in Chamberlain’s Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner specialty track and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree programs may participate in a clinical practicum experience at Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens locations.