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Chamberlain College of Nursing and DeVry University Celebrate New St. Louis Campus—April 14, 2010

During a year that the United Nations has dubbed the International Year of the Nurse—in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the remarkable life of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing—Chamberlain College of Nursing has another reason to celebrate—its St. Louis campus has a new home. At its new location in Maryland Heights, Chamberlain will continue its more than 120-year history of excellence and continued commitment to forward-looking nursing education.

Kyla Springer
Jasculca/Terman and Associates, Inc.
for Chamberlain College of Nursing
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Dan Dement
DeVry University
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ddement@devry.com

Chamberlain College of Nursing and DeVry University Celebrate New St. Louis Campus Special Assistant to the St. Louis County Executive Molly Bunton, DeVry Inc. CEO Daniel Hamburger discuss need for access to healthcare education

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—April 14, 2010 —During a year that the United Nations has dubbed the International Year of the Nurse—in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the remarkable life of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing—Chamberlain College of Nursing has another reason to celebrate—its St. Louis campus has a new home. At its new location in Maryland Heights, Chamberlain will continue its more than 120-year history of excellence and continued commitment to forward-looking nursing education.

Chamberlain is co-located with DeVry University at the new facility. To officially dedicate the campus, Chamberlain College of Nursing and DeVry University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, featuring remarks by Special Assistant to the St. Louis County Executive Molly Bunton, DeVry Inc. President and CEO Daniel Hamburger, and Chamberlain College of Nursing President Susan Groenwald.

“The need for higher education across our state and in St. Louis is great, particularly in the in-demand healthcare industry and the growing fields of technology and business,” said Molly Bunton, special assistant to the County Executive. “I applaud Chamberlain College of Nursing and DeVry University for expanding access to quality education resources in our region at a time when it’s needed most.”

The new 55,000 square-foot campus features state-of-the-art computer, testing and nursing skills labs, including sophisticated, high fidelity simulation, intensive care, pediatrics and obstetrics labs. The new location is also in closer proximity to a number of Chamberlain’s clinical partners.

Chamberlain College of Nursing has a rich history in St. Louis, where it was first established as Deaconess School of Nursing in 1889. In 2005, Deaconess was acquired by DeVry Inc. as part of DeVry’s mission to improve access to quality healthcare education. To encapsulate the institution’s heritage, while simultaneously looking ahead toward growth and continued innovation, in 2006, the School’s name was changed to Chamberlain College of Nursing. The name “Chamberlain” is derived from the Middle English word chaumberlein, which means “chief steward,” and reflects the critical role of the nurse as the central steward and coordinator of patient care.

“We’re committed to preparing our students for the most in-demand careers,” said Daniel Hamburger, president and CEO of DeVry Inc. “With the extreme need for healthcare professionals in today’s economy, DeVry’s Medical and Healthcare Group is answering the call, and we celebrate that commitment today with the co-location of Chamberlain College of Nursing and DeVry University on this new campus.”

DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, one of the largest degree-granting higher education systems in North America, have also expanded their facilities at the new Maryland Heights campus. DeVry University will continue to offer its high-quality, career-oriented associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in technology, science, business and the arts at the new location.

In tandem with the opening of the new campus in Chamberlain’s original birthplace of St. Louis, the College is presenting an exclusive exhibition paying tribute to Florence Nightingale’s legacy. The exhibition is presented in partnership with Gannet Healthcare Group and Nursing Spectrum, and includes original letters Nightingale wrote in 1861 to her colleagues about the need for improved, formal nursing education.

“Nightingale, who studied with the Deaconess sisterhood, reveals her true commitment to delivering the best possible medical assistance and education to all in these letters,” said Susan Groenwald, president of Chamberlain College of Nursing. “She believed that by providing quality education, true compassion and hands-on commitment to patient care, she could expand and improve the field of nursing—a philosophy which Chamberlain College of Nursing has embraced.”

The expanded facilities at its new Maryland Heights location enhance Chamberlain’s ability to provide progressive, quality nursing education programs that feature both a broad educational foundation and extensive, diverse clinical practice to meet the educational needs of nurses at every stage of their career.

Chamberlain will continue to offer a variety of degree programs, including an onsite Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program that can be completed in three years. For nurses looking to advance their careers, Chamberlain also offers a Fast-Track RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Program, which allows registered nurses to support their professional growth by earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing in as few as three semesters. And for those nurses looking to assume a leadership role, Chamberlain’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program prepares students to pursue careers as nursing educators or nursing executives.

 

Accreditation

Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association www.ncahlc.org, one of the six regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at the St. Louis campus is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met.

For more information about Chamberlain College of Nursing’s St. Louis location or to enroll in classes, call 888-556-8226 or visit www.chamberlain.edu/StLouis.

For more information about DeVry University or to enroll in classes, visit www.devry.edu

About Chamberlain College of Nursing

Chamberlain College of Nursing offers bachelor’s, master’s, and degree completion programs in nursing to students in the St. Louis community. Chamberlain is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org , one of the six regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. The bachelor of science in nursing degree program at the Addison, Columbus, Phoenix, and St. Louis campuses is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The bachelor of science in nursing degree program at the St. Louis and Columbus campuses and the associate of science in nursing degree program at the Columbus campus are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met. Program availability varies by location. For more information about Chamberlain College of Nursing, visit www.chamberlain.edu.

About DeVry University

As one of the largest degree-granting higher education systems in North America, DeVry University provides high-quality, career-oriented associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in technology, science, business and the arts. More than 80,000 students are enrolled at its more than 90 locations in 26 states and Canada, as well as through DeVry University’s online delivery. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org. DeVry University, a division of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), is based in Downers Grove, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, visit www.devry.edu.

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