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Chamberlain College of Nursing Offers Two New Online Educational Options to Advance Careers New online RN-BSN to MSN and MSN/MBA—August 30, 2010

To help meet the needs of patients and providers in a rapidly changing and complex healthcare environment, Chamberlain College of Nursing is launching two new advanced education options for practicing nurses who are interested in becoming managers, educators and executives. Both new offerings are offered online to support busy nurse professionals interested in pursuing advanced degrees while juggling their responsibilities at work and at home.

Chamberlain College of Nursing Offers Two New Online Educational Options to Advance Careers New online RN-BSN to MSN and MSN/MBA

Options will help meet growing need for nurse educators and executives

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.—August 30, 2010—To help meet the needs of patients and providers in a rapidly changing and complex healthcare environment, Chamberlain College of Nursing is launching two new advanced education options for practicing nurses who are interested in becoming managers, educators and executives.  Both new offerings are offered online to support busy nurse professionals interested in pursuing advanced degrees while juggling their responsibilities at work and at home.

“Incredible pressure is being placed on our current pool of skilled nurses.  With healthcare reform, nurses have more responsibility than ever before. They must keep up with rapidly changing technology. And, they are already stretched by high workloads, with a nursing shortage looming,” said Gail Baumlein, Chamberlain’s director and dean of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) online programs. 

“But on the bright side, this tough environment is creating tremendous opportunity for qualified nurses who take the initiative to pursue advanced degrees to be considered for more senior positions,” Baumlein added. “Chamberlain is proud to offer two new online education options that allow nurses to invest in themselves and advance both their education and careers.” 

New Offerings

The new RN-BSN to MSN Online Bridge Option gives qualified Registered Nurses (RNs) enrolled in Chamberlain’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program the opportunity to begin pursuing their MSN degree while completing their BSN degree by taking selected MSN courses in place of two required BSN courses. The MSN courses offer a more focused, higher level of content than the corresponding BSN courses. This option helps prepare those registered nurses for expanded roles as educators and managers.  Earning the degrees through Chamberlain’s Online Bridge Option is both efficient and cost-effective. 

Qualified Chamberlain students now also have the opportunity to earn both a MSN degree from Chamberlain and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management online in less time than it would take to pursue the degrees separately through a new online option.  Qualifying Chamberlain credits transfer so students can earn a MBA with six additional courses.

Both new offerings are designed to help nurses prepare for expanding roles in healthcare and enhance opportunities for professional development and advancement.   Applications are currently being accepted for both new options.

“Both Keller and Chamberlain’s courses will prepare our future graduates to assume leadership roles as well as to inspire the future generation of nurses to solve the current issues facing our profession,” Baumlein said. 

For more information about Chamberlain College of Nursing or to enroll in classes, call 888-556-8CCN (8226) or visit www.chamberlain.edu. For more information about DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management, visit www.keller.edu.

About Chamberlain College of Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in nursing. Campuses are currently located in Phoenix, Arizona, Jacksonville, Florida, Addison and Chicago, Illinois, St. Louis, Missouri, Columbus, Ohio, and Arlington, Virginia.

Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC), www.ncahlc.org, one of the six regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. Courses at the Chicago, IL and Arlington, VA campuses are approved by HLC. Inclusion of the Chicago and Arlington campuses for degree-granting authority within the accreditation relationship will be reviewed by HLC in the fall of 2010. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at the Addison, Columbus, Jacksonville, Phoenix, and St. Louis campuses is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC  20036, 202-887-6791).  The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at the St. Louis and Columbus campuses and the Associate of Science in Nursing degree program at the Columbus campus are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia  30326, 404-975-5000).  The Arlington and Chicago campuses are pursuing programmatic accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program.  Chamberlain College of Nursing is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 101 N. 14th Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23219, 804-225-2600.  The Virginia Board of Nursing has provided Chamberlain College of Nursing with the authority to advertise the program and to admit students to its Arlington campus location. Accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met.  Program availability varies by location. Chamberlain College of Nursing is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 101 N. 14th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, 804-225-2600.  The VA Board of Nursing has provided Chamberlain College of Nursing with the authority to advertise the program and to admit students to its Arlington campus location. 

Chamberlain College of Nursing is a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), a global provider of educational services.

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