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Chamberlain College of Nursing Featured on Lifetime's 'The Balancing Act' — September 3, 2008

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Chamberlain College of Nursing Featured on Lifetime's 'The Balancing Act'

ADDISON, IL – September 3, 2008 –The next edition of The Balancing Act, the television series dedicated to addressing the issues facing today’s professional woman, is scheduled to air on Monday, September 8 at 7 am, 6 am CST, and will feature Susan Groenwald, national president of Chamberlain College of Nursing. Groenwald’s extensive nursing and business experience give her the diverse set of skills required to lead this institution. Having earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago with a focus on oncology, Groenwald is the author of numerous articles and has edited five textbooks on cancer nursing, including one that won the American Journal of Nursing Book Award.

In an effort to increase access to nursing education, Chamberlain College of Nursing is expanding its national presence.  Established in 1889 as Deaconess College of Nursing in St. Louis, Missouri, the institution has evolved from a local nursing diploma school to an accredited national college of nursing, offering both associate and bachelor's degree programs in nursing. 

Today, owned by DeVry Inc., Chamberlain College of Nursing continues to provide quality and innovative health care education with a strong historical foundation, broad general education background and clinical practice.  In addition to its flagship location in St. Louis, Chamberlain has campuses in Addison (Chicago), Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; and Phoenix, Arizona.  The College has also expanded to achieve a significant national online presence with the RN-to-BSN Online Degree Completion program.   

"Chamberlain College of Nursing prepares clinically proficient graduates and fosters personal growth and career mobility for our nursing students," says Susan Groenwald, president of Chamberlain College of Nursing.  "We offer both associate and bachelor's degree programs in nursing.  Additionally, the College has a 'Fast Track' RN-to-BSN Online Degree Completion program that offers registered nurses throughout the U.S. an opportunity to support their professional growth by completing a bachelor's degree in nursing in as few as three semesters—entirely online.  This flexible program enables students to complete their degree online regardless of where they reside."

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The Balancing Act on LIFETIME Television is an original, compelling, informative, daily half-hour television series that empowers women seeking personal and professional growth while managing a career, family and home. An engaging early morning talk show with content about family, home, health, career, style and beauty, cuisine and beverage, finance, entertainment, travel and special features. These segments are solution-rich, in a “news-you-can-use” style with branded storytelling dedicated to creating new opportunities and ideas for women. Life is a “Balancing Act”… harmonizing family, career and self.

Hosted by the ever-popular Dr. Wendy Walsh, whose on-camera credits include hosting stints on Court TV, CNBC, The Learning Channel, Warner Bros. nationally syndicated magazine Extra, UPN Channel 13 News Los Angeles and NBC’ Weekend Today Show, Walsh blends a classic presence and a world of televisions success throughout her career that will hopefully brighten the production in the eyes of an estimated 400,000 plus daily viewers watching the show on LIFETIME Television.

Five Star Entertainment is an Emmy Award-winning multi-media television and motion picture company with corporate headquarters and studios located in Boca Raton, Fl. Five Star Entertainment produces national and worldwide syndicated television shows and series that meet network quality standards and procedures. Five Star Entertainment shows are aired in as many as 53 countries worldwide. In addition to their current line-up that includes the daily series of The Balancing Act and the syndicated show Today’s Health and Hi-Tech Toys, they have produced Dive Today, a weekly series on the Outdoor Life Network, as well as Parenting and beyond, Today’s Environment, The Best of Wine and Food and Inside the NHL, a weekly radio program that aired across North America for five seasons. As a company, they continue to be actively involved in numerous regional and local community activities, television sports, charities, event productions and “breaking news,” such as their role in broadcasting the recent Lou Dobbs Live from the Breakers Hotel nationally on CNN. Their recent video of Sarah Silverman and Matt Damon, which they co-produced, was shown live on the Jimmy Kimmel Live 5th Anniversary Show on January 30. The video was selected as the most popular video in the world that week by all the major entertainment and lifestyle magazines.

Five Star Entertainment President and Founder, Scott Woolley, was named Ernst and Young’s 1999 Florida Entrepreneur of the Year and named a member of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame in 2000.

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 to prepare compassionate and clinically proficient graduates.  

Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of The North Central Association, The Phoenix and Addison campuses are pending Higher Learning Commission approval. The associate degree program in nursing is accredited by The National League for Nursing Accrediting 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.