Chamberlain University Receives Quality Matters Certification Mark for Online Teaching, Online Learner Support — September 6, 2017
The Only RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Option Recognized
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – September 6, 2017 – Chamberlain University’s RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Option has received the nationally recognized Quality Matters Certification Mark for achievements in both Online Teaching Support Certification and Online Learner Support Certification. Chamberlain is the only RN to BSN option with the Online Teaching Support Certification and Online Learner Support Certifications and the only RN to BSN option with the Quality Matters certification mark, further demonstrating Chamberlain’s commitment to excellence in nursing education.
The value Chamberlain University places on the success of its students drove the decision to pursue Quality Matters Certification, a faculty-centered, peer review process that certifies the quality of online courses and programs. Chamberlain’s RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Option implemented Quality Matters in 2013 to support quality assurance goals and demonstrate a commitment to meeting the needs of adult learners, who expect clarity and precision in their online learning environment.
Since implementation, the RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Option has achieved four formal course review recognitions for Community Health Nursing, Evidence-Based Practice, Collaborative Healthcare, and Health Assessment courses in addition to the two new program certifications. To date, Chamberlain is one of three national institutions with Teaching Support certification and one of only two institutions with Learner Support certification.
“Program certification provides a deliberate and laser-focused evaluation of the policies, processes, resources and support services for students,” said Jill Price, director of nursing graduate programs. “As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, the Quality Matters process supports best practices for online course delivery while developing a widely-respected set of standards for the design of effective online courses and programs. Many of our faculty have even gone on to become peer reviewers for Quality Matters as part of Chamberlain’s commitment to online course excellence.”
Student success begins with faculty excellence, which is why Chamberlain engaged in a rigorous faculty and program peer review process to apply these standards to existing courses. The results provided insights and recommendations to increase learner engagement and achievement and to promote faculty excellence and build on faculty success areas. This achievement is yet another example of Chamberlain Care® – Chamberlain’s ongoing commitment to student success and excellence.
“It is essential to be on the cutting edge of online education as we fulfill our mission of educating, empowering and emboldening diverse healthcare professionals who advance the health of people, families, communities and nations,” Price said. “Our engagement with Quality Matters is part of our dedication to supporting faculty excellence and our commitment to the success of our students.”
Chamberlain University is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. The organization's purpose is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Chamberlain University’s mission is to educate, empower and embolden diverse healthcare professionals who advance the health of people, families, communities and nations. Chamberlain University is comprised of the College of Nursing, which offers a 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, and the College of Health Professions, which offers a Master of Public Health degree program. To learn more, visit chamberlain.edu.
Chamberlain University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC,www.hlcommission.org). HLC is one of the eight regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. For the most updated accreditation information, visitchamberlain.edu/accreditation.
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended Chamberlain University can be found atchamberlain.edu/ge.
About Adtalem Global Education
The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit adtalem.com.
About Quality Matters
Quality Matters (QM) is an international non-profit organization that provides tools and professional development for quality assurance in online and blended learning. When you see the QM Certification Mark, it means that courses have successfully met QM Rubric Standards for Course Design in an official course review.