Chamberlain College of Nursing Appoints Dr. Carla Sanderson as Vice President of Accreditation and Professional Regulation — May 23, 2014

Contact: Susie White
For Chamberlain College of Nursing

 Chamberlain College of Nursing announced the appointment of Carla Sanderson, PhD, MSN, RN, as vice president of accreditation and professional regulation, beginning June 2. In this new leadership role, Dr. Sanderson will oversee Chamberlain’s state board and accreditation agency approvals and will direct institutional and programmatic accreditation processes, approvals and recognitions.

“Dr. Sanderson’s breadth of experience managing accreditation for academic institutions will be invaluable as she continues to uphold Chamberlain’s commitment to the highest standards of academic quality,” said Susan Groenwald, PhD, MSN, RN, president of Chamberlain College of Nursing. “Accreditation affirms that Chamberlain offers the curriculum, faculty and support resources necessary for students’ success in preparing for integral roles in healthcare. Dr. Sanderson’s extensive academic and regulatory expertise makes her an ideal choice to lead the national accreditation team.”

Dr. Sanderson comes to Chamberlain following a 32-year tenure at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, where she most recently served as provost and executive vice president for strategic initiatives. At Union University, Dr. Sanderson also served as chief academic officer and chief operating officer and launched several programs, now accredited, in engineering, pharmacy and nurse anesthesia. In addition, she aided the Kurdistan Regional Government in the implementation of accreditation standards for its new higher-education system and has authored several book chapters on academic leadership and ethical decision-making in nursing. 

"Chamberlain has provided superior nursing education for more than 125 years, and its graduates are advancing healthcare delivery and improving the way patients receive care,” said Dr. Sanderson. “I am dedicated to continuing Chamberlain’s extraordinary legacy in empowering students through education to achieve their academic and career goals.”

Dr. Sanderson holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Florida, a Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Union University. She serves on the boards of trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Southern College of Optometry.




About Chamberlain College of Nursing
For 125 years, Chamberlain College of Nursing has been at the forefront of excellence in nursing education. Chamberlain is increasing access to nursing education nationwide with campuses offering the three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and flexible online programs such as the RN to BSN option, Master of Science in Nursing degree program, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program and Graduate Certificates.

May 23, 2014 — 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 eight regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and the Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing 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 with conditions by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 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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