Chamberlain College of Nursing
(Institution of DeVry Education Group) 2006-current
- Grew newly acquired single location regionally accredited college of nursing to 20 sites in 14 states; grew enrollment from 400 to over 27,000 in 10 years
- Launched online MSN program with 5 specialty tracks including FNP
- Launched DNP program with two leadership tracks: advanced practice and health systems leadership
- Graduated over 21,000 nurses with BSN since 2006.
§ Developed and implemented new student success/service excellence model called Chamberlain Care ©, which was adopted by thirteen DeVry Education Group institutions that serve over 120,000 students in 6 countries.
§ Improved BSN NCLEX first time pass rates 8%, and decreased attrition by 64 %.
- Selected as DeVry Education Group executive sponsor for service excellence initiative
§ Led development of the L-E-A-D-S (leadership, emotional intelligence, academic, delivery, service) program, an academic leadership development program that addresses five key areas of leadership acumen required for success for academic leaders.
§ Launched Chamberlain College of Nursing Phi Pi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.
- Sustained world class employee engagement scores (mid 70%) despite significant growth
- Grew leadership develop program to achieve 8.7 leadership effective rating (10 pt. scale)
- Secured multi-million dollar funding support to establish the National League for Nursing/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for the Advancement of the Science of Nursing Education, and the Sigma Theta Tau International/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for Excellence in Nursing Education.
fOCUSED hEALTH SOLUTIONS, INC. 2004-2005
Director of Clinical Operations
- Contracted with large self-insured employers including Toyota, GE, Exelon to deliver telephonic education to their employees with chronic illnesses
- Managed 100 person nurse call center; improved productivity by 28% while increasing call center staff by 200% in a year.
- Created new department to conduct outbound telesales and generated $1mm in incremental revenue in 4 months.
- Wrote and implemented new cancer symptom management program.
- Led NCQA first-time accreditation process. Prepared for review in 4 months’ time and achieved full accreditation with no recommendations.
GRO Enterprises, Inc. (Was acquired and became intagio trading network in 1999)
Various leadership positions at new company Intagio 1999-2003
President, CEO 1984-1999
Executive Vice President, Trade Director 1981-1984
§ Led membership-based commercial trade exchange company to over $4.5 million in annual revenue with 3000 business members, 4 offices in 4 states, and 50 employees.
§ Drove 180% total revenue growth over 5 years with new pricing strategy.
- Reduced annual member attrition from 27% to 17% within 5-year period through operational improvements.
§ Company recognized as one of top three commercial trade exchanges in the world.
§ Company was acquired in 1999. Stayed on at acquirer (Intagio Trading Network) through 2003 in variety of positions including VP operations responsible for 14 locations and 200 staff in the US and Canada; and VP business development and strategy. Successfully led start-up operations in Texas and California.
ILLINOIS CANCER COUNCIL COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER
Senior Program Director in Nursing 1979-1981
Grant-writer to secure funding for statewide cancer education and care delivery programs. Delivered educational workshops and seminars about cancer care throughout the State of Illinois.
RUSH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF NURSING/RUSH MEDICAL CENTER
Coordinator, Oncology Graduate Program 1977 - 1979
Responsible for administration of the oncology graduate program including curriculum development and delivery, coordinating academic advising of master’s degree students, preparing grant requests, planning and teaching courses in graduate program, coordinating student practicum experiences, serving as preceptor to designated students in clinical area and participating in patient care services.
Practitioner-Teacher/Assistant Professor 1975-1977
Joint appointment in College of Nursing and university medical center
Maintained caseload of oncology patients both in hospital and outpatient settings.
Provided consultation service in specialty of oncology within hospital
Implemented weekly oncology nursing rounds program
Chairman, Medical Nursing Forum Committee
Co-course director, medical-surgical nursing concentrated study
Task force, oncology concentrated study
Task force, biological sciences
Clinical instructor for junior or senior students each quarter
Primary lecturer for didactic material in pathophysiology, oncology nursing concepts, immunology, pain management
Developed and taught concentrated studies course for seniors interested in oncology nursing – both didactic and clinical
Staff Nurse, Medical Nursing 1973-1975
WEST SUBURBAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Rehabilitation Nurse 1972-1973
Established rehabilitation program in community hospital. Led inter-professional team with physician, social worker, community health nurse, physical therapist and chaplain to provide comprehensive rehabilitative care to CVA patients, amputees, patients needing bladder and bowel training, etc. Involved in teaching patients, staff, and students in the school of nursing.
Staff Nurse, Medical Nursing 1970-1972
American Academy of Nursing
American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities
American Council on Education
Oncology Nursing Society
Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Phi and Pi Phi Chapters
American Organization of Nurse Executives
National League for Nursing
Illinois Association of Women in Higher Education
American Nurses’ Association
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
2016-present Board of Directors, DeVry Foundation
2015-present Advisory Board, National Nursing Education Research Network
2014- present Strategic Action Task Force, National League for Nursing
2014- present Board of Trustees, Carrington College
2013 Virginia Henderson Fellow, Sigma Theta Tau International
2013-present Editorial Review Board, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness
2012-present Advisory Board, Center for Excellence in Nursing Education, Sigma Theta Tau International
2012-present Board of Trustees, Chamberlain College of Nursing
2011-present Executive Sponsor, Service Excellence, DeVry Education Group
1986-1997 President, Board of Directors, International Reciprocal Trade Association
1984-1999 Board of Directors, International Reciprocal Trade Association
1995-1997 Advisory Board, National Association of Women Business Owners, Chicago Chapter
1991-1995 Editorial Board, Seminars in Oncology Nursing
1971-1984 Education Committee, Oncology Nursing Society
1981- 1988 Editorial Board, Oncology Nursing Forum
1978-1981 Editorial Board, Cancer Nursing, and International Journal for Cancer Care
1980-1981 Vice President, Chicago Chapter Oncology Nursing Society
1977-1979 Board of Directors, Oncology Nursing Society
1977-1980 Professional Education Committee, American Cancer Society
1975-1980 Member, Nurses’ Education Panel, Illinois Cancer Council
1979 Chairperson, Committee on Entry into Practice
Oncology Nursing Society
1977-1979 Joint Practice Committee
Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center
1977-1979 Program Committee, Gamma Phi Chapter
Sigma Theta Tau
1976-1978 Nursing Staff Organization Planning Committee
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center
1976-1978 Rush College of Nursing Faculty Senate
1976-1977 President, Rush College of Nursing Honor Society of Nursing
1976-1977 Program Committee, Council of Clinical Specialists, Illinois Nurses’ Association
1976 Chairman, Statewide workshop to develop position paper on oncology nursing for the State of Illinois
1975-1977 Coordinator of “Oncology Nursing”, a 10-week continuing education course sponsored by the American Cancer Society
SELECTED PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS
September 2016 Taking Care of Faculty. Presentation at National League for Nursing Annual Education Summit, Orlando, FL
August 2016 Why Involvement in Nursing Organizations Matters to Your Career. Phi Pi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International induction ceremony. Chicago, IL.
December 2015 Are you the Kind of Nurse You Want Taking Care of Your Child? Graduation Keynote. Chamberlain College of Nursing combined Chicago area campuses.
November 2015 Leadership and Values: Graduation of Catalyst Aspire Leadership Development Program. DeVry Education Group
November 2015 Improving Institutional and Student Outcomes Through Transformation to a Culture of Care
43rd Symposium, Sigma Theta Tau Biennial Convention, Las Vegas, November 2015
March 2015 Making it Happen. International Women’s Day. DeVry Education Group, Downers Grove, IL
February 2015 Transforming Educational Culture Through a Model of Care. National League for Nursing Leadership Summit, San Antonio, TX
January 2015 The Thirteen Lessons I’ve Learned About Life and Leadership. Keynote Speech, Empowering Women Network Meeting, Chicago, IL
September 2014 Transforming Educational Culture Through a Model of Care. National League for Nursing Annual Summit, Phoenix, AZ
July 2014 Measuring Student Loyalty with Net Promoter Score®: Goldmine or Waste? Sigma Theta Tau International 25th International Nursing Research Congress, Hong Kong
July 2014 Debunking the Myths About Private Sector Nursing Education: Sigma Theta Tau International 25th International Nursing Research Congress, Hong Kong
March 2014 Caring and Service Excellence in Higher Education. DeVry Education Group Annual TEACH Awards Summit, Chicago, IL
October 2013 Are you the Kind of Nurse You Would Want Taking Care of Your Child? Graduation keynote: Chamberlain College of Nursing, Columbus, Houston, Chicago campuses
March 2013 Are you the Kind of Nurse You Would Want Taking Care of Your Child? Graduation keynote: Chamberlain College of Nursing, Jacksonville campus
September 2012 Are you the Kind of Nurse You Would Want Taking Care of Your Child? Graduation keynote: Chamberlain College of Nursing Chicago campus
June, 2012 Are you the Kind of Nurse You Would Want Taking Care of Your Child? Graduation keynote: Chamberlain College of Nursing St. Louis campus
April, 2012 Panelist, Center to Champion Nursing in America Regional Meeting, Minneapolis
“How online delivery methods and proprietary partnerships can facilitate quality and access to BSN programs.”
September, 2010 Leadership. Rush University College of Nursing, Gamma Phi Chapter Sigma Theta Tau
May, 1987 The Biology of Cancer. Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress.
September 1987 Trends in Cancer Treatment, Medical Center, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
May, 1981 A Survey of Cancer Content Taught and Resources Utilized in Schools of Nursing in Illinois. Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress, Baltimore, MD
November, 1980 Physiology of the Immune System. West Suburban Hospital
October, 1980 Pathophysiology of Cancer. Triton College
10 week course on cancer
October, 1980 Infection in the Immunosuppressed Cancer Patient
Horizons 80. Illinois Nurses’ Association.
October, 1979 Are We Death and Dying Our Patients to Death?
October, 1979 Are We Death and Dying Our Patients to Death?
Rockford School of Medicine continuing Education Program, Rockford, IL
June, 1979 Standards of Oncology Nursing Care. The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
May, 1979 Are We Death and Dying Our Patients to Death?
University of Illinois Regional Campus, Peoria, IL
April, 1979 Cancer – Progress and Changes Rush Nurses’ Alumni Association
February, 1978 Pathophysiology of Cancer. Edwards Hospital, Naperville, IL
February, 1978 Living with Cancer, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Woman’s Board
September, 1978 Are We Death and Dying Our Patients to Death?
Forum for Death Education and Counseling, Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
April, 1978 Physiology of the Immune System. American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Chicago, IL
April, 1978 Are We Death and Dying Our Patients to Death?
Oncology Nursing Society Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
January, 1978 Nursing Update: Nursing Care of the Cancer Patient. Oak Park Hospital.
November, 1977 Nursing Assessment of the Cancer Patient. Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL
June, 1977 Oncology Chemotherapy Today: Professional Issues and Answers. Illinois Nurses’ Association.
October, 1976 The Stress of Toxic Challenge in Cancer Chemotherapy
First Annual Oncology Nursing Symposium, Rush University, Chicago.
Groenwald, S.L. (2016). Joining healthcare boards: Recognizing the contribution of nurses. Advance for Nurses, 2(3), 19-20.
Groenwald, S. (2015). Nursing investment: Good work environments pay off. Advance for Nurses, November 11, 2015. http://nursing.advanceweb.com/ebook/magazine.aspx?BK=NW110915
Groenwald, S.L. (2015). Helping students stay in college (op ed). Philadelphia Inquirer, October 16, 2015. http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20151016_Help_students_stay_in_college.html
Groenwald, S.L. (2015) 9 tips to help you achieve your education goals. Blog February 19, 2015 AllNurses.com. http://allnurses.com/general-nursing-student/9-tips-to-975053.html
Groenwald, S.L. (2013) Reflections on my educational journey. Blog March 2013.blog.chamberlain.edu/2013/01/18/reflections-on-my-educational-journe
Groenwald, S.L., (2004) Looking back. Barter News Magazine.
Yarbro, C.H., Frogge, M., Goodman, M.S., Groenwald, S.L. (Eds) (2001). Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practices, 5th edition. Sudbury: Jones and Bartlett.
Groenwald, S.L., Goodman, M., Hansen, M., & Yarbro, C.H. (Eds) (1998). Clinical Guide to Cancer Nursing. Boston: Jones and Bartlett.
Groenwald, S.L. (1997). Hot tip: Customer Service. Inc.com. www.inc.com/magazine/19970401/1213_pagen_2.htm
Groenwald, S.L. (1997). The Nuts and Bolts of Trade Purchasing: Barter News Magazine.
LeMarbre, P.J. and Groenwald, S.L. (1997). Biology of cancer. In Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice (ed 4). Boston: Jones and Bartlett.
Groenwald, S.L., Goodman, M.S., Yarbro, C.H., & Frogge, M.H. (Eds.) (1996,1999) Cancer Symptom Management. Boston: Jones and Bartlett.
Groenwald, S.L., Goodman, M., Hansen, M., & Yarbro, C.H. (Eds) (1992, 1995). Comprehensive Cancer Review. (1992, 1995). Boston:
Jones and Bartlett Yarbro, J.W., and Groenwald, S.L. (1993). Milestones in our understanding of the causes of cancer. In Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice (ed. 3), Boston: Jones and Bartlett.
Groenwald, S.L. and Kupchella, C.E. (1992) (Guest editors) Special issue of Seminars in Oncology Nursing dedicated to the biology of cancer.
Groenwald, S.L., Goodman, M., Hansen, M., & Yarbro, C.H. (Eds). 1990, 1993, 1997, Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice (2nd, 3rd, and 4th editions. Boston: Jones and Bartlett
Groenwald, S.L. (1987) (Ed). Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
Brown, J.K., Johnson, J.L., & Groenwald, S.L. (1983) Survey of cancer education in United States schools of nursing. Oncology Nursing Forum 10(4), 82-83.
Stewart, M., Groenwald, S., & Gunzburger, L. (1982). Survey of cancer content and utilization of resources in curricula of Illinois schools of nursing. Progress in Clinical and Biological Research, 83. 485-498.
Hilderley, L. and Groenwald, S (1981). Why the ONS has not taken a position on the Equal Rights Amendment. Oncology Nursing Forum, 8(4), 44-46.
Groenwald, S.L. (1980) Physiology of the immune system. Heart and Lung. 9(4), 645-650.
Groenwald, S.L. (1980). Exploring nursing issues: Entry into practice. Oncology Nursing Forum, 7(1), 23-27.
Bermensolo, P. & Groenwald, S.L. (1978). Are we death and dying our patients to death? Oncology Nursing Forum, 5(4).
Groenwald, S. and Oleske, D (Eds) (1977). Looking forward: Oncology nursing in the State of Illinois. Chicago: Illinois Cancer Council.
Groenwald, S.L. (2013). Students’ loyalty to their college: Factors that predict student Net Promoter Score ratings. Dissertation, PhD in Education, February, 2013. Capella University.
Brown, J.K., Johnson, J.B., & Groenwald, S.L. (1980). Survey of cancer education in U.S. schools of nursing. Pittsburgh. Oncology Nursing Society. Supported by grant from American Cancer Society, Inc.
HONORS AND AWARDS
§ Distinguished Alumna Award, York Community High School, Elmhurst, Illinois, November, 2015
§ Jeanne Slack Leadership Award, Gamma Phi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, February 2015
§ Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, October, 2014
§ Fellow, National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education, September, 2014
§ Legends of Barter Award 2009, International Reciprocal Trade Association
§ Lifetime Achievement Award, International Reciprocal Trade Association, 2003
§ Inducted into Barter Hall of Fame 1999
§ Woman Business Owner of the Year, National Association of Women Business Owners, Chicago Chapter, April, 1999.
§ Blue Chip Enterprise Award, Illinois recipient, US Chamber of Commerce and Mass Mutual, 1999
§ General Excellence, Customer Service, Best Employer: Working Woman Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards. Working Woman Magazine and Bank One, all in 1999.
§ 25 Outstanding Business Women Award, Business Ledger , 1998.
§ Book of the Year Award, American Nurses’ Association, Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice, 1988.
§ Distinguished Service Award, International Reciprocal Trade Association, 1987