Nursing programs, unlike many others, are unique in their compositions, expectations, and demands. The nursing programs in the United States are mandated to record yearly first-time passing rate of at least 80% by the state board of nursing in which they are located. Failure to reach this benchmark within a specified period will certainly incur the wrath of state regulators. Many nursing schools have been sanctioned and closed because of failure to meet mandatory 80% pass mark in National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Few programs exist today that is high, strictly, and compulsively regulated as nursing programs in the United States of America.
Understanding the uniqueness of a nursing program starts from the meaning of nursing itself, nursing is a combination of art and science that encompasses human caring. No other profession adequately fit this definition. Study of most courses start from kindergarten; language, mathematics and many more starts from this level. By the time a student attend college, he or she is familiar with these subjects that were introduced since kindergarten, but not nursing, by the time an average student is admitted to nursing school, that student is a complete stranger to the study of nursing. Unlike mathematics, geography, English language, the student is starting from the scratch.
Dr. Gabriel Oluwakotanmi is currently the Dean of Nursing at Chamberlain University, USA. His career as a bedside nurse in the intensive care unit, nurse leader, consultant, nurse educator, academician, and keynote speaker in the United States and abroad has spanned over 30 years. His professional experience includes teaching in undergraduate and graduates nursing programs online and in the classrooms, subject matter, expert writing, course, curriculum development, and nursing program development. Dr. Oluwakotanmi is an expert NCLEX reviewer, has more than 500 presentations locally and internationally. He was twice the keynote speaker for the World Nursing Conference in both LasVegas and Rome, Italy in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Dr. Gabriel Oluwakotanmi has received several awards over the year. Summa cum laude 1991 at Malcolm X College in Chicago, Magna cum laude in 1994 at Olivet Nazarene University, Magna cum laude in 2008 at Governors State University. He also received a certificate of special congressional recognition from US Congresswoman Dina Titus in 2014. In 2014, Dr. Oluwakotanmi received a certificate of commendation from the United States Senator Harry Reid. 2018 received South Texas Imagemakers award by Texas Nurses Association.
Dr. Oluwakotanmi is an author of several articles for the nursing profession and leads the team that created Hallmark RN-BSN, BSN, and MSN program. He is happily married with children and grandchildren. He enjoys reading, teaching, and outdoor activities.