Jeanette G. Chamberlain


School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award (1983)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
School of Nursing


Dr. Jeanette Goodwin Nehren Chamberlain was the Chief of the Psychiatric Education Training Branch of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and was a strong supporter of Society for Education and Research in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (SERPN) within the Institute during its formative years in the 1980s.

Dr. Chamberlain held degrees from St. Vincent School of Nursing in Indianapolis, Indiana University, University of Colorado-Boulder, and George Washington University. Prior to joining NIMH in 1968, she worked as an associate professor of nursing and acting director of the psychiatric nursing program at University of Washington in Seattle. She worked at NIMH for twenty years, retiring in 1988. In retirement, Dr. Chamberlain led bereavement and Alzheimer's disease support groups in the Washington D.C. area. She also wrote numerous texts in the nursing field such as Turnover rates of nursing aides as compared to selected factors related to directors of nursing in long-term care facilities in the State of Maryland, and served on the editorial board for Healthcare for Women International.

Dr. Chamberlain passed away in Silver Spring, MD, on August 26, 2010.