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Chamberlain College of Nursing Honor Society to Become Newest Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau—May 3, 2011

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

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — May 3, 2011 — The House of Delegates of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), has granted a charter to the Chamberlain College of Nursing Honor Society to become its 494th chapter. The global community of nurse leaders will formally induct the Chamberlain College of Nursing Honor Society as its Phi Pi chapter at a chartering ceremony in October 2011.

“We launched the Chamberlain College of Nursing Honor Society in April 2009 to support our nursing students in their education and professional development and to reinforce their commitment to making a difference in global healthcare,” said Chamberlain College of Nursing Honor Society President Ellen L. Poole, PhD, RN, CPAN, CNE. “As the newest chapter of STTI, we will broaden our resources and join one of the most respected nursing organizations in the world.”

Since its founding, more than 625 students and nurse leaders have been inducted into the Chamberlain College of Nursing Honor Society at campuses nationwide. The honor society is comprised of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) students and nurse leaders in the community. Admission to Chamberlain's honor society is by invitation only. To qualify, BSN students must complete half of their required nursing courses, be in the top 35 percent of their cohort and have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. MSN students must complete one fourth of their required nursing courses and have a minimum GPA of 3.5. Nurse leaders are selected based on their achievements and contributions to nursing.

Following the chartering ceremony, all current members of the Chamberlain College of Nursing Honor Society will be invited to join STTI as part of the new chapter and will have access to STTI resources, including career assistance, volunteer opportunities, events, continuing education programs, member publications and STTI partnerships.

"Chamberlain has provided many opportunities for me to collaborate with other nursing students across the country," said Amanda Butner, a BSN student at Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Phoenix campus. "Now with membership to Sigma Theta Tau International, we will be connected to nursing students and nurse leaders around the world. I feel proud to be part of this global community dedicated to making a difference in people's lives."

To learn more about the Chamberlain College of Nursing Honor Society, 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, GA 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.

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