Chamberlain College of Nursing Collaborates with Industry Leaders to Advance Healthcare — May 08, 2013 May 10, 2013, 11:35 AM Contact: Susie White MSL Chicago For Chamberlain College of Nursing 312.861.5219 firstname.lastname@example.org Chamberlain College of Nursing Collaborates with Industry Leaders to Advance HealthcareTransformative initiatives drive fundamental changes in nursing leadership, education and practice DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — May 08, 2013 — Building on its commitment to elevating excellence in nursing education and advancing the nursing profession, Chamberlain College of Nursing has aligned with industry leaders on several new initiatives that help transform healthcare, including: Appointment of six members to the Chamberlain College of Nursing Board of Trustees; Formation of the National League for Nursing (NLN) Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for the Advancement of the Science of Nursing Education; Establishment of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for Excellence in Nursing Education; National sponsorship of The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation. "Each of these new initiatives is a demonstration of Chamberlain Care, the College's commitment to providing the resources and education our students, faculty, healthcare partners and the community at large need to transform healthcare," said Susan Groenwald, president of Chamberlain College of Nursing. "The industry is facing new, complex healthcare challenges and nurses are an integral part of the solution. By providing extraordinary care, Chamberlain prepares the extraordinary nurses who will care for our future and advance healthcare." Board of Trustees In January, Chamberlain announced six new members to its board of trustees: Rhonda Anderson, DNSc(h), RN, FAAN, FACHE, chief executive officer (CEO) of Cardon Children’s Medical Center; Connie Curran, EdD, RN, FAAN, CEO of Best on Board; Susan Groenwald, PhD, MSN; William Hughson, president of the Healthcare Group at DeVry Inc.; Nancy Valentine, PhD, RN, FAAN, president of Valentine Group Health; and Chairwoman Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, president of the American Academy of Nursing. With a clear interest in industry progress, this diverse group of new board members is well-positioned to oversee Chamberlain’s policies and programs to ensure that they meet the challenges of today’s healthcare environment – from the latest programs and technology to further enhancing curriculum and educational standards for nursing. NLN/Chamberlain Center The inaugural elite partner of the NLN’s campaign to establish seven Centers for Nursing Education, Chamberlain was honored to announce the NLN/Chamberlain Center, which promotes evidence-based nursing education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Through this partnership, Chamberlain furthers the science of research in nursing education through the study of curriculum, pedagogy, and teaching methods. STTI/Chamberlain Center Additionally, Chamberlain joined forces with the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, to form the STTI/Chamberlain Center, which will focus on advancing global excellence in nursing education and preparing the highly capable nursing educators and academic leaders of the future. Successful patient care delivery is dependent upon continuous investment in the faculty who educate nurses. Through their partnership, STTI and Chamberlain will provide career and leadership development resources for nurse educators, so they can prepare extraordinary nurses who will improve healthcare outcomes and continue to propel the industry forward. DAISY Foundation Most recently, Chamberlain announced its sponsorship of The DAISY Foundation, a public foundation serving the nursing profession through award recognition, retention programs and grants for nursing research. The DAISY Foundation honors nurses and nursing faculty in more than 1,500 healthcare organizations and schools of nursing in nine countries. “Nurses have an unprecedented opportunity to support and shape the healthcare system as it evolves. Fulfilling this intention requires quality education, leadership and practice,” said Carole Eldridge, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, director of graduate programs for Chamberlain College of Nursing. “Chamberlain is dedicated to bolstering its support of industry leading organizations, so current and future nurses have access to these resources that will help them advance their careers. “ For more information about the Chamberlain College of Nursing Board of Trustees, visit chamberlain.edu/boardoftrustees; NLN/Chamberlain Center, visit chamberlain.edu/nln; and STTI/Chamberlain Center, visit chamberlain.edu/stti. ~~~ About Chamberlain College of Nursing For over 120 years, Chamberlain College of Nursing has been at the forefront of excellence in nursing education. Chamberlain is increasing access to nursing education nationwide with campuses offering the three year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and flexible online programs like the RN to BSN option, Master of Science in Nursing degree program, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program and Graduate Certificates. Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (ncahlc.org). HLC is one of the six regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and the Master of Science in Nursing degree program are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791). The Associate Degree in Nursing program at the Columbus location is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.975.5000). Accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met. Program availability varies by location. Chamberlain reserves the right to update information as it becomes available. Information is current at the time of posting. For the most updated accreditation information, visit chamberlain.edu/accreditation. Comprehensive consumer information is available at chamberlain.edu/studentconsumerinfo. Chamberlain College of Nursing, LLC is a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), a global provider of educational services. ©2013 Chamberlain College of Nursing, LLC. All rights reserved. chamberlain.edu.