Nursing student named to leadership council

Chamberlain College of Nursing student Tammy Chumley of Oakville has been accepted to the ninth annual Missouri Leadership Council for Nursing Students, or MLCNS.

As a new MLCNS member, Chumley has been paired with a mentor who will help her meet her career-development goals and network within her field and who will provide opportunities to shadow other nurses in her specialty area — medical surgical nursing.

“I’m honored to be accepted to the MLCNS because it provides a great opportunity for professional development,” Chumley stated in a news release. “I look forward to furthering my clinical nursing skills and gaining confidence as a new nurse.”

The MLCNS was created to enhance the development of nursing students’ health management abilities.

The goal of the program is to cultivate nurses who will actively participate in professional organizations, serve in leadership positions both personally and professionally, mentor future nursing students and develop critical-thinking skills.

Chumley will meet with her MLCNS mentor bimonthly as she prepares a career-development plan. She will attend a conference in April in Osage Beach to present a report on her experience to the MLCNS.