Chamberlain College of Nursing Announces March 2010 Relocation and Expansion of St. Louis Campus — August 3, 2009
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New Maryland Heights facility will be co-located with DeVry University, feature state-of-the-art classrooms, and nursing skills laboratories
ST. LOUIS, Mo.—August 3, 2009—To better serve its student population and advance its mission to increase access to nursing education, Chamberlain College of Nursing announced today its plans to relocate its St. Louis campus and expand available resources, effective March 2010.
Pending the necessary notifications to and approvals by the appropriate regulatory and accrediting bodies, Chamberlain will relocate its St. Louis campus to 11830 Westline Industrial Drive in Maryland Heights, near Westport Plaza, with classes at this new location beginning in March 2010. Founded as Deaconess College of Nursing in St. Louis in 1889, Chamberlain will continue to operate at its current location at 6150 Oakland Ave. through February 2010, when its current lease will expire.
“Our primary goal is to ensure that Chamberlain College of Nursing’s St. Louis campus provides a high-quality teaching and learning environment for our faculty and students,” said Susan Groenwald, president of Chamberlain College of Nursing. “Our new campus will occupy 55,000 square feet of space, including state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, which will enhance our ability to provide progressive, quality nursing education programs that feature both a broad educational foundation and extensive, diverse clinical practice.”
The new campus will feature increased computer, testing and nursing skills labs, including intensive care unit, specialty and simulation labs. The new location is also in closer proximity to a number of Chamberlain’s clinical partners.
“Chamberlain College of Nursing places a strong emphasis on co-curricular learning, providing students with opportunities to demonstrate and develop their clinical proficiency while earning course credit through community health initiatives—both locally and abroad,” said DeLois Weekes, dean of Chamberlain College of Nursing’s St. Louis campus. “With its 120-year history in St. Louis, Chamberlain has developed strong relationships with a number of community organizations, local clinics, hospitals, and health care organizations, allowing our students to fulfill their educational requirements, while also giving back to the St. Louis region. We look forward to growing these relationships and continuing our commitment to support our community.”
DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, one of the largest degree-granting higher education systems in North America, will also move from its current location at 1801 Park 270 Drive in St. Louis to be co-located with Chamberlain at the new Maryland Heights campus. Both schools are owned by DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV). DeVry University will continue to offer its renowned high-quality, career-oriented associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in technology, science, business and the arts at the new location.
Furthermore, beginning in March 2010, DeVry University will provide the curricula and instruction for Chamberlain’s general education courses, previously taught by Fontbonne University, further enhancing and streamlining the Chamberlain students’ educational experience.
At its new Maryland Heights location, Chamberlain will continue to offer a variety of degree programs to meet the educational needs of nurses at every stage of their careers. Chamberlain offers a three-year campus-based Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program. Chamberlain’s Fast-Track RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Program supports the professional growth of registered nurses by allowing them to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing in as few as three semesters. This flexible program enables nurses to complete their coursework online – even while they work. Additionally, in fulfillment of its commitment to lifelong learning, Chamberlain also offers an online Master of Science in Nursing degree and admitted its first class to the program this summer.
Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association www.ncahlc.org, 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 at the St. Louis campus is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met.
For more information about Chamberlain College of Nursing’s St. Louis location or to enroll in classes, call 888-556-8226 or visit www.chamberlain.edu/StLouis.
For more information about DeVry University or to enroll in classes, visit www.devry.edu.
About Chamberlain College of Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing (formerly Deaconess College of Nursing) offers associate, bachelor's and master’s degree programs in nursing (program availability varies by location). Campuses are currently located in St. Louis, Missouri, Columbus, Ohio, Phoenix, Arizona, Addison (Chicago), Illinois and Jacksonville, Florida. 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, one of the six regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. Courses at the Jacksonville campus are approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Inclusion of the Jacksonville campus for degree-granting authority within the accreditation relationship will be reviewed through an October 2009 site visit from the HLC. The associate and bachelor’s degree programs in nursing at the Columbus and St. Louis campuses are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The bachelor’s degree program in nursing at the Addison, Columbus, Phoenix and St. Louis campuses is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 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 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.
About DeVry University
As one of the largest degree-granting higher education systems in North America, DeVry University provides high-quality, career-oriented associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in technology, science, business, and the arts. Nearly 70,000 students are enrolled at its 93 locations in 26 states and Canada, as well as through DeVry University’s online delivery. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.
DeVry University, a division of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), is based in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
For more information about DeVry University, visit www.devry.edu.