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Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, and Chamberlain College of Nursing Establish Center for Excellence in Nursing Education — December 11, 2012

Responding to the need for a nursing education model that addresses the challenges of a complex healthcare system, two industry leaders establish the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for Excellence in Nursing Education. The STTI/Chamberlain Center will focus on advancing global excellence in nursing education and preparing the highly skilled nurses of the future to elevate the level of patient care in an increasingly diversified population.

Contacts: Rachael McLaughlin
Honor Society of Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau International
Director, Marketing and Communications
317.634.8171
rachael@stti.org

Susie White
MSL Chicago
For Chamberlain College of Nursing
312.861.5219
susie.white@mslgroup.com

Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, and Chamberlain College of Nursing Establish Center for Excellence in Nursing Education

INDIANAPOLIS and DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – Dec. 11, 2012 – Responding to the need for a nursing education model that addresses the challenges of a complex healthcare system, two industry leaders establish the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for Excellence in Nursing Education. The STTI/Chamberlain Center will focus on advancing global excellence in nursing education and preparing the highly skilled nurses of the future to elevate the level of patient care in an increasingly diversified population.

“Successful patient care delivery is dependent upon continuous investment in the faculty who educate nurses,” said Patricia E. Thompson, RN, EdD, FAAN, chief executive officer of Sigma Theta Tau International. “The members of Chamberlain’s Phi Pi chapter of STTI are a diverse group who provides leadership in healthcare to their communities and throughout the country. Now, coming together to form this center of excellence, STTI and Chamberlain demonstrate continued commitment to elevating nursing education.”

The STTI/Chamberlain Center will provide career and leadership development for nurse educators; create resources and events related to excellence in nursing education; implement an Emerging Educational Administrator Program; and develop programs to promote nursing education globally. A volunteer advisory board of 10 nurse leaders will provide guidance on the center’s programs.

“Chamberlain and Sigma Theta Tau International share a commitment to ensuring that nurses and nurse educators have access to resources that prepare them to improve healthcare,” said Susan Groenwald, PhD(c), MSN, president of Chamberlain College of Nursing. “We look forward to working together with STTI in this transformative time in our industry to focus on faculty and academic leadership development to advance excellence in nursing education globally.”

For more information about the Sigma Theta Tau International and Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for Excellence in Nursing Education, visit chamberlain.edu/stti.

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About the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 130,000 members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s 486 chapters are located at 662 institutions of higher education throughout Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, the United States and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at nursingsociety.org.

About Chamberlain College of Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in nursing. Chamberlain is currently located in Phoenix, Arizona; Jacksonville and Miramar, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Addison and Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; St. Louis, Missouri; Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio; Houston, Texas; and Arlington, Virginia in addition to online programs.

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 (ncahlc.org). HLC is 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 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 Associate Degree in Nursing program at the Columbus location is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC, 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.

Program availability varies by location. Chamberlain reserves the right to update information as it becomes available. Information is current at the time of posting. For the most updated accreditation information, visit chamberlain.edu/accreditation. Comprehensive consumer information is available at chamberlain.edu/studentconsumerinfo.

Chamberlain College of Nursing, LLC is a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), a global provider of educational services. ©2012 Chamberlain College of Nursing, LLC. All rights reserved. chamberlain.edu.

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