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Chamberlain College of Nursing Dean Dr. Patrick Robinson Receives Lifetime Achievement — December 17, 2010

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CHICAGO— December 17, 2010 — Dr. Patrick Robinson, RN, ACRN, dean of Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Chicago campus, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) for his continued efforts to promote health and welfare for individuals living with HIV.

“Dr. Robinson has made significant contributions to ANAC throughout his professional career,” said Adele Webb, PhD, RN, AACRN, DPNAP, FAAN, executive director and CEO of ANAC. “I am confident that it has been his leadership that has kept us at the forefront of the epidemic.”

As an ANAC member for nearly two decades, Dr. Robinson has always shown his dedication and commitment to the work of the Association. He was a founding member of the ANAC’s Indiana Chapter, of which he served as President-Elect in 1991. He later served as Chair of the ANAC National Membership & Public Relations Committee. He later became an active and contributing member of the ANAC Chicago Chapter.  Patrick was Chair of the Chicago conference in 1996.  That same year, he was elected Treasurer of ANAC National. In 2000, he was selected as one of the inaugural group of ANAC Distinguished Lecturers.

“I am humbled and honored to receive the ANAC’s Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Dr. Robinson. “Throughout my career I’ve been fortunate enough to participate in an organization that truly makes the care of people living with AIDS a priority. I’ve grown as a person and as a healthcare professional by serving this organization and I look forward to continuing to improve the welfare of these patients in the future.”

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a current member of ANAC for outstanding lifetime accomplishments that have enhanced the Association. The award is recommended to the Board of Directors for approval by the ANAC President and is given at the Board’s discretion.

“Chamberlain College of Nursing is proud to see Dr. Robinson receive this prestigious honor as a way of recognizing his dedication to and accomplishments in AIDS care over the past two decades,” said Susan Groenwald, president of Chamberlain College of Nursing. “Dr. Robinson is an incredible individual who exhibits compassion, integrity and leadership in all facets of his life. He is truly impacting the future research and care of individuals living with AIDS through his work.”

Dr. Robinson joined Chamberlain College of Nursing in June 2010 as the dean of its new Chicago campus. Robinson earned both his bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from Indiana University as well as a PhD in Nursing from Loyola University in Chicago. He completed a three-year post-doctoral fellowship in biobehavioral nursing research at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Nursing, where he went on to become a faculty member and executive assistant dean of administration.

In addition to his work in nursing education, Dr. Robinson has conducted research in HIV and published numerous research-based articles in various academic journals.  His recognitions have included the Glaxo-Wellcome Doctoral Fellowship, the ANAC Graduate Student Poster Award and the Excellence in HIV Nursing Leadership Award in Memory of Frank Lamendola.


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 (HLC) 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, Jacksonville, Phoenix, and St. Louis campuses 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 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 on their respective campuses.  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 and its Chicago campus, visit or call 888-556-8CCN (8226).

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