Chamberlain College of Nursing Named as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing — November 14, 2016

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Nov. 14, 2016 — Chamberlain College of Nursing has been designated as a 2016 Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing (NLN) in recognition of sustained efforts in “Creating Environments That Promote the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty.” Chamberlain was one of 15 schools honored at NLN’s Education Summit honors convocation held Sept. 23, adding to the total of 40 schools that have been acknowledged with this distinguished recognition.

The NLN established the Centers of Excellence in Nursing Education program as a way to recognize schools that have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and have invested resources over a sustained period of time to distinguish themselves in a specific area related to nursing education.

Achieving recognition in the category of “Creating Environments That Promote the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty” exemplifies Chamberlain’s investment in faculty development and its commitment to excellence in teaching tomorrow’s nurses. Following are the criteria used to define excellence in this category:

  • All faculty promote excellence in teaching, student advisement and curriculum development as evidenced by their shared vision.
  • Faculty interactions with students and colleagues promote innovation and contribute to the creation of a preferred future for nursing education.
  • All faculty design and implement educational experiences that enhance student learning utilizing their pedagogical development and resources.
  • Evaluation of the established faculty development program demonstrates its effectiveness in achieving pedagogical expertise.
  • Faculty are actively engaged in their communities, resulting in enhanced student learning, professional development, and advancement of the profession.
  • Faculty professional goals related to excellence, innovation, and continued growth are based on evaluations from administrators, peers, students, and self.

“We are honored to receive this recognition of the significant commitment Chamberlain has to excellence in education and lifelong learning. We are dedicated to continuous improvement in providing faculty with the development and support needed to achieve excellence, and we are fervently committed to helping our faculty deliver on our vision of preparing extraordinary nursing professionals,” said Susan Groenwald, Ph.D., RN, ANEF, FAAN, national president for Chamberlain College of Nursing. “This is an ongoing journey, and we appreciate being recognized for the work we have done to date.”

All of Chamberlain’s 20 campuses are committed to developing faculty who educate, empower and embolden diverse healthcare professionals who advance the health of people, families, communities, and nations. This honor further solidifies Chamberlain’s goal of graduating extraordinary students through a culture of care in an environment where faculty have a direct impact on student success.

“We are so proud to have been recognized for excellence in nursing education and for facilitating a culture of Chamberlain Care® in which faculty have a direct impact on student success,” said Richard Cowling, Ph.D., RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, ANEF, vice president of academic affairs for Chamberlain College of Nursing. “I offer my thanks and congratulations to our faculty and academics team for their dedication to excellence and laser focus on graduating extraordinary nurses who will transform healthcare. Together, we can make a difference.” 



About Chamberlain College of Nursing
For over 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 post-licensure 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, 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, the Master of Science in Nursing degree program and the Doctor of Nursing Practice 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). Accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met. For the most updated accreditation information, visit

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About the National League for Nursing

Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 40,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members. NLN members represent nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education, and health care organizations and agencies.