Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp has appointed Atlanta Campus President of Chamberlain University, Shawn M. Little, DNP, MSN, Ed, RN, CNE, to the Healthcare Workforce Commission.
The commission is a new initiative that will examine the current state of the workforce and identify strategies and recommendations for promoting increased workforce availability, hiring and retention in the healthcare industry.
Before serving as the president of Chamberlain University’s Atlanta Campus, Dr. Little was the dean of academic affairs and associate dean of faculty at Chamberlain where she helped strengthen residency programs. She has also advocated with the state of Georgia to fill gaps in the healthcare workforce and has been actively involved with state legislation.
In addition, Little has served in leadership roles with the Georgia Association of Nursing Deans and Directors, Georgia Nurses Association, Georgia Nurses Foundation, and the Georgia Nurses Leadership Coalition.
“I have dedicated my career to developing programs that support and empower nurses. The work of healthcare professionals is critical to helping Americans, especially during the pandemic, but our work is far from over,” says Little. “By coalescing the brainpower of the state’s healthcare leaders, we will strengthen the pipeline for students entering the field and future professionals and continue to support the retention and resilience of current frontline workers.”
Little earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Chamberlain University and her Master of Science in Nursing in Education from Walden University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kennesaw State University.