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Chamberlain College of Nursing Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s Legacy at New St. Louis Campus Location — April 13, 2010

Contact: Emily Bendix
MSL Chicago
for Chamberlain College of Nursing
P: 312-861-5200
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Campus move signifies rapid growth, investment in nursing education

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — April 13, 2010 — The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of the remarkable life of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, a historic milestone being honored internationally in the form of a worldwide grassroots initiative called the International Year of the Nurse. In recognition of Nightingale’s legacy and this significant moment for nurses globally, Chamberlain College of Nursing is presenting an exclusive exhibit during the grand reopening celebration of its new campus location in St. Louis.

Chamberlain College of Nursing and are proud to present The Florence Nightingale Exhibit, which shares two original letters written by Nightingale in 1861. “Florence’s letters reveal her true commitment to delivering the best possible medical assistance and education to all. She believed that by providing quality education, and true compassion and hands-on commitment to patient care, she could expand and improve the field of nursing—a philosophy that Chamberlain has embraced,” says Susan Groenwald, president of Chamberlain College of Nursing. “Chamberlain’s expansion, both onsite and online, parallels Florence Nightingale’s mission to improve nursing education and the quality of patient care.”

The new St. Louis campus location celebrates Chamberlain’s 120-year history of excellence and continued commitment to the future of nursing education. In the spirit of Florence Nightingale’s fearless advances in the field of nursing, Chamberlain’s 55,000-square-foot St. Louis campus will offer state-of-the-art skills labs and facilities, cutting edge technology, expanded student resources, and on-campus degree programs. “Florence Nightingale’s leadership and clinical focus built the foundation of premium nursing practices and standards. Chamberlain is building on that shared vision by continuing to reshape our educational offerings and providing immediate, flexible access to quality education programs,” says DeLois Weekes, campus dean at Chamberlain College of Nursing’s St. Louis location.

Chamberlain’s St. Louis campus opening, along with its plans for future expansion, has increased national significance in the face of the U.S.’s current nursing shortage. Chamberlain is actively meeting the national need for clinically proficient nurses in the face of a predicted one million nationwide shortage by the year 2020. While an estimated 100,000 applicants were turned away by other U.S. nursing schools in 2009 because of capacity restrictions, Chamberlain continues to expand, offering degree programs at five campuses and online to provide the opportunities and flexibility that busy nurses need. “We at Chamberlain believe that Florence Nightingale intended to improve the field of nursing everywhere. Our expansion and investment in our students’ success is a testament to our faith in her vision and our own commitment to ending the nursing shortage,” says Groenwald.

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About Chamberlain College of Nursing

Chamberlain College of Nursing offers bachelor’s, master’s, and degree completion programs in nursing to students in the St. Louis community. Chamberlain is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools,, 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 Addison, Columbus, Phoenix, and St. Louis campuses is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The bachelor of science in nursing degree program at the St. Louis and Columbus campuses and the associate of science in nursing degree program at the Columbus campus are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met. Program availability varies by location. For more information about Chamberlain College of Nursing, visit

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For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Emily Bendix at the information above.