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Chamberlain College of Nursing Appoints Dr. Diana Meeks-Sjostrom as Dean of Master of Science in Nursing Degree Program — April 26, 2011

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DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — April 26, 2011 — Chamberlain College of Nursing has announced the appointment of Diana Meeks-Sjostrom, PhD, RN, MSN, CS, FNP-BC, ONC, as dean of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program. Prior to her appointment, Dr. Meeks-Sjostrom served as an associate professor at Chamberlain and was responsible for new program development and research initiatives. In her new role, Dr. Meeks-Sjostrom will enhance the online post-baccalaureate degree programs and build upon Chamberlain’s foundation for high standards of academic quality.

“We’re thrilled to announce Dr. Meeks-Sjostrom as the new dean of Chamberlain’s MSN degree program,” said Susan Groenwald, president of Chamberlain College of Nursing. “Her depth of experience, spanning 25 years of nursing education and research, will help Chamberlain further its mission to provide nursing professionals with innovative opportunities to advance their careers and improve patient care.”

Chamberlain’s MSN degree program is a post-licensure professional degree program designed to prepare nurses for expanding roles in healthcare and enhance opportunities for professional advancement. Students can complete the MSN degree program in as few as two years online with on-site practicum.

“It’s a great time to be at Chamberlain and to bring innovative advanced degree programs to our students,” said Dr. Meeks-Sjostrom. “Chamberlain continues to provide educational opportunities that not only prepare graduates to advance in their nursing careers but also enable them to lead and inspire the nurses of tomorrow.”

Prior to joining Chamberlain, Dr. Meeks-Sjostrom was the director of nursing at Bauder College in Atlanta where she oversaw the development and implementation of two new nursing programs. She previously served as both director of Nursing Research and director of the Center for Nursing Excellence at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta where she was responsible for strategic plan development.

Dr. Meeks-Sjostrom earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, graduating with honors. She completed a MSN degree and the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Kennesaw State University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing at Georgia State University.

For more information about Chamberlain College of Nursing’s MSN degree program, 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.

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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