St. Louis Student Throws First Pitch at Cardinal Game — May 15, 2008
Contact: Jennifer Hutchison
for Chamberlain College of Nursing
St. Louis, Missouri — May 15, 2008 — In celebration of National Nurses Week, Chamberlain College of Nursing freshman and St. Louis resident Jason DeGreeff threw out the first pitch at Tuesday night's St. Louis Cardinals game as part of the College's “Nurses Day at the Ballpark” activities.
DeGreeff was chosen for the honor based on an essay he wrote explaining why he wants to be a nurse. During his three years of active duty service in the U.S Navy, he was impressed by the care and attention given to patients by the nurses who served on the ship with him. Upon his discharge, he decided that he would pursue a career in nursing and concluded that his innate values of patience and compassion, strong work ethic and drive to help people are positive assets and contribute to his success in this role. He also looks forward to breaking down the stereotype of nursing as a career for women only.
“Upon graduating from Chamberlain College of Nursing, I hope to work in a Veteran Affairs hospital and use my skills as a nurse and understanding of the military to assist soldiers returning to the states from assignments overseas,” said DeGreeff.
Chamberlain College of Nursing’s St. Louis campus is currently accepting applications for its summer and fall class sessions, which will begin in July and October, respectively. Open houses for prospective students will be held on Wednesday, May 21 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, May 31 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on the campus.
For more information or to enroll in classes, call 888-556-8226 or visit www.chamberlain.edu/stlouis.
Chamberlain College of Nursing, formerly Deaconess College of Nursing, was established in St. Louis, Mo. in 1889. Chamberlain offers both associate and baccalaureate degree programs in nursing at its St. Louis campus. Chamberlain also offers a fast-track RN-to-BSN online degree completion program that allows registered nurses nationwide to support their professional growth by earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing in as few as three semesters.
Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The associate degree program in nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC). The bachelor’s degree program in nursing is accredited by the NLNAC and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Chamberlain College of Nursing (formerly Deaconess College of Nursing) offers associate, bachelor's and degree completion programs in nursing (degree programs vary by location). Campuses are currently located in St. Louis, Missouri, Columbus, Ohio, Phoenix, Arizona, and Addison (Chicago), Illinois. 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, www.ncahlc.org. The associate degree program in nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC). The bachelor’s degree program in nursing 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.
For more information about Chamberlain College of Nursing, visit www.chamberlain.edu.