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Chamberlain College of Nursing Appoints Dr. Patricia Byrnes Martin as Tinley Park Campus President — August 13, 2014

Contact: Julia Watts
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TINLEY PARK, Ill. – Aug. 13, 2014 – Chamberlain College of Nursing announced the appointment of Patricia Byrnes Martin, DNP, MSN, RN, as president of its Tinley Park, Illinois, campus effective immediately. Dr. Martin comes to Chamberlain with more than 35 years of clinical, academic and leadership experience. In her new role, she will oversee curriculum implementation, delivery of student services, growth and development of regional clinical partnerships and management of day-to-day operations.

With her deep understanding of executive management and academia, Dr. Martin embodies a leadership style that is an excellent fit with our culture of extraordinary student and colleague care,” said Susan Groenwald, PhD, MSN, RN, national president of Chamberlain College of Nursing. “As she leads the Tinley Park campus, she will be an invaluable resource to students and faculty by providing the support necessary to continue Chamberlain’s legacy of excellence in nursing education.”

Dr. Martin succeeds Bonnie Saucier, PhD, MSN, MEd, RN, who served as president of the Tinley Park campus since the campus opened in 2013. Dr. Saucier will remain on Chamberlain’s academic team as a visiting professor for post licensure programs.

efore joining Chamberlain, Dr. Martin was an assistant professor of nursing, instructor of nursing and, most recently, program coordinator of the online RN to BSN Completion Program of the College of Health and Human Services at Governors State University. She previously served as president, chief executive officer and vice president of operations at Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, Illinois. Dr. Martin currently serves on the board of the Lambda Lambda chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International and is a member of its International Nurse Leader Review committee. She earned Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees from Governors State University.

“Chamberlain prepares extraordinary nurses to deliver the highest level of care in a changing healthcare landscape and provides superior nursing education through student-focused support and academic options,” Dr. Martin said. “I look forward to continuing this strong tradition of supporting the future nurses who will improve patient care in our communities.”

The Tinley Park campus is one of three Chamberlain campuses in the Chicago area; the other two are located in Addison and Chicago. For more information about Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Tinley Park campus, visit




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.

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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