Chamberlain College of Nursing Appoints DeMasters As Dean of St. Louis Campus – September 14, 2010

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DeMasters brings 25+ years of experience in nursing, education, and research to campus

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – September 14, 2010 – Chamberlain College of Nursing has announced the appointment of Dr. Janice DeMasters, Ph.D., MSN, RN as dean of its St. Louis campus. In this role, DeMasters will oversee implementation of the curriculum, delivery of student services, growth and development of clinical partnerships, and management of the day-to-day operations of the St. Louis campus of the College.
DeMasters joins Chamberlain with more than 25 years of experience in nursing, education, and research. Prior to her arrival at Chamberlain, DeMasters most recently served in a consulting capacity for a number of nursing colleges where she provided oversight of various components of nursing education programs including on-line graduate program curricula, budgets, staffing and clinical agreements for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs.
She had previously spent nine years as part of the St. Louis University (SLU) School of Nursing faculty, where she taught courses for degree levels ranging from Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) through Ph.D. Her contributions at SLU also included developing curricula, participating in student recruitment and coordinating preparation for Missouri Board of Nursing site visits. Prior to her career at SLU, DeMasters was a member of the faculty at Deaconess College of Nursing, now Chamberlain College of Nursing.
“Chamberlain is thrilled to welcome Dr. DeMasters back to Chamberlain,” said Susan Groenwald, MSN, president of Chamberlain College of Nursing. “Her extensive experience in nursing education will help Chamberlain continue our mission of providing high-quality nursing education and preparing our students to be proficient and compassionate nursing professionals.”
“It’s a great time to be at Chamberlain College of Nursing and I am excited to be returning to the institution that I taught at years ago,” said DeMasters. “Chamberlain is a respected college with a long, rich tradition of providing quality nursing education. I look forward to working with everyone here at the St. Louis campus to make sure we continue this longstanding tradition of producing superior nurses that are prepared to hit the ground running on day one and for years to come.”
DeMasters earned an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from St. Mary’s College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Maryville University in St. Louis, and both a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) from the University of Missouri.
About Chamberlain College of Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in nursing. Campuses are currently located in Phoenix, Arizona, Jacksonville, Florida, Addison and Chicago, Illinois, St. Louis, Missouri, Columbus, Ohio, and Arlington, Virginia.
Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC),, one of the six regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. Courses at the Chicago, IL and Arlington, VA campuses are approved by HLC. Inclusion of the Chicago and Arlington campuses for degree-granting authority within the accreditation relationship will be reviewed by HLC at its September 2010 board meeting. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at the Addison, Columbus, Jacksonville, Phoenix, and St. Louis campuses is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791). The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at the St. Louis and Columbus campuses and the Associate Degree in Nursing program at the Columbus campus are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000). The Arlington and Chicago campuses are pursuing programmatic accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. Chamberlain College of Nursing is certified to operate
by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 101 N. 14th Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23219, 804-225-2600. The Virginia Board of Nursing has provided Chamberlain College of Nursing with the authority to advertise the program and to admit students to its Arlington campus location. 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 please visit or call 888-556-8CCN (8226).
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