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Chamberlain College of Nursing Announces Appointment of Former Joint Commission Executive As Dean of New Addison Campus — February 27, 2008

Contact: Kyla Springer
for Chamberlain College of Nursing
P: (312) 573-5492
[email protected]


ADDISON, IL – February 27, 2008 – Former Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations executive Jan Snow has been appointed campus dean for Chamberlain College of Nursing’s new Addison location. In this role, Snow will oversee ongoing curriculum development and student services, help create and develop clinical partnerships, and manage day-to-day operations at the College.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Jan to Chamberlain,” said Susan Groenwald, Chamberlain College of Nursing president. “Her higher education experience, a health care consulting background and career as a nursing professional will greatly assist her in managing Chamberlain’s programs and services and advancing our mission of developing compassionate and clinically proficient nurses while fostering personal growth, career mobility, community service and leadership among health care professionals."

Snow joins Chamberlain with more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry. Most recently, she served as the vice president of consulting services for Joint Commission Resources, the nonprofit subsidiary of the Joint Commission, the recognized accrediting body for health care organizations nationwide. She earned her Ph.D. in nursing from Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago, and her master’s degree in nursing with a pediatric specialty from the University of California at San Francisco.

Early in her career, Snow worked as a registered nurse in pediatric critical care for eight years. She then began a second career as a college nursing instructor at Rush University, achieving the rank of associate professor. Snow later served as a health care consultant working with firms including William M. Mercer, Towers Perrin, and Ernst & Young. Before joining Joint Commission Resources, she owned her own consulting firm, which was later acquired by William M. Mercer.

Chamberlain College of Nursing will offer a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree program, which can be completed in three years by students attending full time (nine semesters) instead of the traditional four. The Chamberlain campus in Addison features 6,000 square feet of state-of-the-art nursing skills laboratories. The College is currently accepting applications for its first class session, which will begin March 3.

“As a health care professional and executive, I’ve seen firsthand the need for skilled nurses in Illinois,” said Snow. “Chamberlain College of Nursing’s new Addison campus is well-positioned to help address the current nursing shortage.”

Chamberlain College of Nursing, formerly Deaconess College of Nursing, was established in St. Louis, Mo. in 1889. Chamberlain opened its first campus outside of St. Louis in early 2007 in Columbus, Ohio. In December 2007, the College received approval to open a new campus in Phoenix, Arizona. The Addison campus marks the third state into which Chamberlain has expanded, and the school continues to explore opportunities to expand its footprint nationwide.

Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The BSN program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). For more information about Chamberlain College of Nursing, please visit

Chamberlain College of Nursing (formerly Deaconess College of Nursing) offers associate, bachelor's and degree completion programs in nursing. Campuses are currently located in St. Louis, Missouri and Columbus, Ohio, as well as Addison (Chicago), Illinois and Phoenix, Arizona (opening March 2008). Chamberlain’s nursing programs have a strong historical foundation, broad general education background and extensive clinical practice that culminate in compassionate and clinically proficient graduates.

Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, The associate degree program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC). The BSN program is accredited by the NLNAC and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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