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Chamberlain College of Nursing Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist — April 24, 2015

Contact: Katie Pearson
For Chamberlain College of Nursing
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Pharma Collegē web-based game nominated as Best Postsecondary Learning Solution

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – April 24, 2015 – Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Pharma Collegē web-based game application has been named a finalist for the 2015 SIIA Education CODiE Award in the “Best Postsecondary Learning Solution” category. The SIIA CODiE Awards recognize a product’s innovation, vision and overall industry impact, and are the only peer-recognized awards of their kind in the content, education and software industries. Other category finalists include Adobe Systems, Inc., Atomic Learning, Pearson Education, uCertify and Vista Higher Learning.

Leila McKinney, DNP, MSN, APRN, NP-C, past president of Chamberlain’s Atlanta campus, led the creation of Pharma Collegē, which simulates patient care through check-ins; reviewing, dosing and administering medication orders; and patient observation and education. The game also features pop-up questions and quizzes to prepare students for nursing licensure exams by enhancing their understanding of medication administration principles, incorporating more than 4,000 unique medication orders that represent over 300 drugs in 150 classifications.

Dr. McKinney has since taken a position as director of Engaged Learning Technologies at DeVry Education Group, the parent organization of Chamberlain College of Nursing. “Educational gaming is proven to heighten student engagement and information retention, and is considered an important component in the future of higher education,[1] McKinney said. “As part of an active learning approach, we created Pharma Collegē to allow student nurses to engage directly with their course material through game-based simulations. The innovative, web-based application gives students the opportunity to improve their foundational knowledge of pharmacology and approach to patient care, preparing them to meet increasingly more complex healthcare needs.”

The 2015 SIIA CODiE Awards program recognizes leaders in 28 education categories, including three new overall categories: Best PK-12 Solution, Best Postsecondary Solution and Best Education Solution. All winners will be announced during an awards dinner May 5 at the Education Industry Summit in San Francisco.

“This year’s finalists are breaking ground with new business models and innovative products. We are pleased to recognize the best in educational technology with these 157 products,” said Karen Billings, vice president of the SIIA Education Technology Industry Network. “I look forward to honoring them all in May at the Education Industry Summit.”

SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Its Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) serves and represents more than 200 companies that provide educational software applications, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the K-20 sector.

For more information about Chamberlain College of Nursing, visit For more information about The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA, 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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[1] Student Engagement and Retention Using Immersive Interfaces: Virtual Worlds, Gaming, and Simulation (Google ebook)