Chamberlain College of Nursing Sponsors Continuing Education Series on Informatics — April 15, 2011

Contact: Susie Schreiber
MSL Chicago
for Chamberlain College of Nursing
P: (312) 861-5219


DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — April 15, 2011 —The healthcare industry is rapidly adopting high-tech tools to improve documentation, manage workflow and improve patient care quality. Recognizing this trend, Chamberlain College of Nursing is sponsoring a continuing education (CE) series on informatics with, a Gannett company.

The series is designed to educate nursing students and professionals about healthcare informatics and technology and how to apply these skills in practice and research. Courses cover the fundamentals of nursing informatics, best practices, and career opportunities. Registration for these complimentary courses is available at

“Informatics can transform careers in nursing, improve patient care and reduce healthcare costs,” said Susan Groenwald, president of Chamberlain College of Nursing. “Sponsorships, like ours with, will help to educate the next generation of nurses to become leaders in the informatics field.”

Recorded versions of each webinar and the online versions of the print CE modules will be accessible for up to six months at

Webinar topics include: Overview of Nursing Informatics; Implementation Issues: Meaningful Use & Certification of HIT/EHRs; The TIGER Initiative; National Health Informatics Initiatives – a Nation on the Move for Better Health; Nursing Leadership & the IT Initiative; Nurse Educators & the IT Initiative; Health Information Technology: Clinical Adoption; and How to Get Involved in Informatics: Education & Employment.

Topics for the online modules include Nursing Informatics: Leveraging Technology to Improve Patient Care and Jumpstart Your Career in Nursing Informatics.

For students interested in pursuing advanced educational opportunities in informatics, Chamberlain College of Nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing Informatics Specialty Track led by three esteemed faculty: Toni Hebda, Ph.D., RN, MSIS; Kathleen Hunter, Ph.D., RN-BC; and Dee McGonigle, PhD, RN, FACCE, FAAN. This track builds essential nurse specialist skills through coursework that covers nursing informatics, data management, healthcare information workflow, and project management.

"Informatics is an integral component of the new healthcare landscape and will be the source of many new health information technology jobs created within the next few years," said Dr. Toni Hebda, professor at Chamberlain College of Nursing. "Our new MSN Informatics Specialty Track will prepare nurses to meet these demands and advance the level and continuity of care for the evolving healthcare industry."

To learn more about Chamberlain College of Nursing’s partnership with, visit


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; Houston, Texas; and Arlington, Virginia.

Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, HLC is 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, Arlington, Chicago, Columbus, Houston, Jacksonville, Phoenix and St. Louis campuses and the Master of Science in Nursing degree program are 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 are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs at the Phoenix and the Addison campuses are candidates for accreditation by NLNAC. Candidacy is the first step toward NLNAC accreditation. (NLNAC, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404.975.5000). Accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met.

Chamberlain College of Nursing 2450 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202 is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 101 N. 14th Street, 10th Floor, James Monroe Building, Richmond, VA 23219, 804.225.2600. Chamberlain College of Nursing has provisional approval from the Virginia Board of Nursing, Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, VA 23233-1463, 804.367.4515.

Program availability varies by location. Chamberlain reserves the right to update information as it becomes available. Information is current at the time of posting. For the most updated accreditation information, visit

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