Chamberlain College of Nursing Announces Appointment of Vice President of Academic Affairs – September 3, 2009

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ADDISON, Ill. – September 3, 2009 Chamberlain College of Nursing has announced the appointment of Stephanie Stewart, Ph.D., MSN, as vice president of academic affairs. In this role, Dr. Stewart will oversee strategic direction, academic integrity and standardized implementation of all curricula for Chamberlain College of Nursing's nationwide campuses and online programs with the goal of maintaining the highest level of student achievement.

Dr. Stewart brings to Chamberlain a wealth of practical and academic knowledge with more than 35 years of experience in the health care industry. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and her master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in perinatal and community health. Dr. Stewart also has a doctorate in educational psychology from Marquette University.

Since 1990, Dr. Stewart has held a variety of positions at UW Oshkosh. In her most recent role as director of the Center for Nursing Innovation, Dr. Stewart was responsible for all technology related to the college, as well as producing new programs for nursing education and practice. Previously, as the undergraduate program director, she was responsible for the administration of a collaborative online RN to BSN degree completion program; a pilot accelerated online BSN program; and all traditional undergraduate programs. In these roles, she developed a variety of creative programs to enhance nurses’ skills, including developing a Second Life virtual campus online.

"We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Stewart to Chamberlain," said Susan Groenwald, president of Chamberlain College of Nursing. "Her higher education experience, nursing background and extensive practice with the latest innovations in nursing education technology will be invaluable assets as she works to provide our students with the best academic support services to help them meet their goals."

Dr. Stewart’s new role at Chamberlain will also include the development of research and assessment programs. During her time at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Stewart developed and worked on numerous research projects, producing both academic and mainstream articles based on her findings. Her work has included studies on post-partum depression among Hmong women in Southeast Asia, Native American nursing education, as well as program satisfaction and changing values related to accelerated nursing programs. She has recently presented nationally and internationally and published on using virtual worlds in online nursing education.

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Chamberlain College of Nursing (formerly Deaconess College of Nursing) offers associate, bachelor's and degree completion 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 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.

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