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Chamberlain College of Nursing Jacksonville Campus Receives CCNE Accreditation—November 9, 2010

Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Jacksonville campus today announced that it has been awarded accreditation status from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). This follows the December 2009 approval to include the campus in Chamberlain’s institutional accreditation from The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of College and Schools. HLC is one of six regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level.

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Chamberlain College of Nursing Jacksonville Campus Receives CCNE Accreditation Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) recognizes quality of Chamberlain nursing programs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—November 9, 2010—Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Jacksonville campus today announced that it has been awarded accreditation status from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  This follows the December 2009 approval to include the campus in Chamberlain’s institutional accreditation from The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of College and Schools. HLC is one of six regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level.

“We are honored that CCNE has recognized the quality of our nursing education programs by granting accreditation to our campus,” said Katherine Dimmock, JD, EdD, MSN, RN, dean of Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Jacksonville campus.  “Chamberlain College of Nursing is committed to providing excellence in nursing degree programs and promoting student success to ensure that our graduates are competent, innovative nursing professionals who provide compassionate patient care. As an institution whose sole purpose is nursing education, we take pride in our high academic standards and commitment to our students as evidenced by our quality nursing degree curricula, student resources, and approval by accrediting bodies, such as CCNE.”

CCNE is a national, autonomous accrediting agency that ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing.  CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. CCNE accreditation decisions are retroactive to the first day of the program’s most recent CCNE on-site evaluation.

Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Jacksonville campus, located at 5200 Belfort Road, opened in July 2009 and features state-of-the-art nursing skills laboratories. The campus offers an onsite Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program that can be completed in three years of year-round study, instead of the typical four years with summers off. For registered nurses looking to advance their education and careers, Chamberlain also offers an RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Program, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Online Degree Program, and an RN-BSN to MSN Online Bridge Option. These programs demonstrate Chamberlain’s commitment to supporting life-long learning for nurses.

Since its founding in St. Louis, Missouri more than 120 years ago, Chamberlain College of Nursing has been committed to providing quality nursing education and promoting student success.  Chamberlain’s nursing degree programs are enhanced by experiential learning to provide students with opportunities to expand their education through a full spectrum of social, cause-related and a variety of field experiences.

For more information about Chamberlain College of Nursing or to enroll in classes, call
904-251-8100 or toll-free 888-556-8CCN (8226) or visit www.chamberlain.edu/Jacksonville.

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Chamberlain College of Nursing offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in nursing. Campuses are currently located in Phoenix, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; Addison and Chicago, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; Columbus, Ohio; and Arlington, Virginia.

Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) 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, Jacksonville, Phoenix, and St. Louis campuses and the master of science in nursing degree program are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC  20036, 202-887-6791). The bachelor of science in nursing degree program at the St. Louis and Columbus campuses and the associate degree in nursing program are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).  The bachelor of science in nursing degree programs at the Phoenix and the Addison campuses are candidates for accreditation by NLNAC. Candidacy is the first step toward NLNAC accreditation.  (NLNAC, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia  30326, 404-975-5000).  The Arlington and Chicago campuses are pursuing programmatic accreditation for the bachelor of science in nursing degree program on their respective campuses.  Accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met.  Program availability varies by location.

Chamberlain College of Nursing LLC is a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), a global provider of educational services. AC0103. ©2010 Chamberlain College of Nursing, LLC. All rights reserved.  www.chamberlain.edu.

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