U.S. News & World Report Ranks Chamberlain College of Nursing Among Top Five Online Graduate Programs in Nursing in Faculty Credentials and Training Category — January 11, 2012

Contact: Susie Schreiber
MSL Chicago
For Chamberlain College of Nursing


DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Jan. 11, 2012 — Chamberlain College of Nursing has been ranked fourth for faculty credentials and training among 39 online graduate programs in nursing in the first-ever U.S. News & World Report ranking of top online education degree programs. This recognition reflects Chamberlain's commitment to academic excellence by promoting advanced education among faculty.


Chamberlain received high scores for the percentage of its program instructional faculty with a doctorate or other terminal degree and the extent its programs require and make available training on online instructional methods, among other categories. Chamberlain also ranked in the top 30 percent of online graduate programs in nursing for teaching practices and student engagement.


“Having U.S. News & World Report recognize Chamberlain College of Nursing’s online graduate programs speaks to the quality education we are providing students,” said Dr. Diana Meeks-Sjostrom, dean of graduate programs for Chamberlain College of Nursing. “We are extremely proud of our distinguished faculty who are dedicated to preparing and inspiring the nurse leaders of tomorrow.” 

WHO:              Diana Meeks-Sjostrom, Ph.D., MSN, RN, CS, FNP-BC, CNE
Dean, Graduate Programs
Chamberlain College of Nursing

WHAT:           Dr. Meeks-Sjostrom is available to discuss the importance of advanced education for nurses in order to prepare students to meet new demands of the healthcare setting, including an expanded population of patients, increased healthcare needs for baby boomers and reformed legislation.

CONTACT:    To schedule an interview or receive additional information, please contact Susie Schreiber at the contact information listed above.       

U.S. News & World Report ranked top online education degree programs in five disciplines at the graduate degree level: business, computer information technology, education, engineering, and nursing. Visit usnews.com/education/online-education for full rankings and methodology.

For more information about Chamberlain College of Nursing’s graduate programs, visit chamberlain.edu/academics/nursing-school/nursing-programs.


About Chamberlain College of Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in nursing. Chamberlain is currently located in Phoenix, Arizona; Jacksonville and Miramar, Florida; Addison and Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; 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, ncahlc.org. 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, Miramar, Phoenix and St. Louis locations 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 locations and the Associate Degree in Nursing program are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (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. AC0107. This program is not approved or regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission.

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 chamberlain.edu/accreditation. Comprehensive consumer information is available at chamberlain.edu/studentconsumerinfo.

Chamberlain College of Nursing, LLC is a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), a global provider of educational services. ©2012 Chamberlain College of Nursing, LLC. All rights reserved. chamberlain.edu.