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Chamberlain College of Nursing Appoints Katherine Walls as Jacksonville Campus President and Katherine Dimmock as Miramar, Fla. Campus President — June 12, 2012

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DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — June 12, 2012 – Chamberlain College of Nursing has announced the appointment of Katherine Walls, PhD, MSN, RN, as president of its Jacksonville campus. Dr. Walls succeeds Katherine Dimmock, JD, EdD, MSN, RN, who served as the Jacksonville campus president since its opening in 2009. Dr. Dimmock is assuming the role of campus president at Chamberlain’s Miramar, Fla. campus. As presidents, they will oversee implementation of the curriculum, delivery of student services and management of daily operations for Chamberlain's Jacksonville and Miramar campuses.
“Throughout each of their careers, Drs. Walls and Dimmock have earned outstanding reputations in the nursing community and have shown exemplary leadership at Chamberlain,” said Susan Groenwald, PhD(c), MSN, national president of Chamberlain College of Nursing. “As campus presidents, they will be instrumental in educating and mentoring the next generation of compassionate and competent nursing professionals, helping to address Florida’s shortage of more than 15,000 nurses.”

Dr. Walls has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including practice, administration and instruction. Prior to her appointment as president, Dr. Walls served as the dean of academic affairs at Chamberlain’s Jacksonville campus. Before her arrival at Chamberlain, she served as a nursing educator at numerous colleges and was assistant dean of nursing and allied health at Spoon River College in Canton, Ill.

Dr. Walls earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from University of Delaware and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from University of Maryland. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in administration of higher education from Illinois State University.

Dr. Dimmock succeeds Harriet Myers, PhD, MSN, RN, who is retiring after serving as the Miramar campus president since its opening in May 2011. Dr. Dimmock brings to the position more than 40 years of experience as a clinician, educator, attorney and administrator. Prior to arriving at Chamberlain, she served as vice president for nursing at AmeriTech College in Draper, Utah. Her previous experience includes more than 15 years in clinical settings in Washington, Connecticut and Indiana; three years practicing in the areas of medical malpractice and trial advocacy as an associate attorney at two Indianapolis law firms; and more than a decade in the education industry as a professor and administrator.

Dr. Dimmock earned BSN and MSN degrees from Indiana University School of Nursing. She obtained a Doctor of Education degree from Northern Illinois University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University School of Law.

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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; Atlanta, Georgia; 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, 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 Associate Degree in Nursing program at the Columbus location is 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.

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