Chamberlain College of Nursing
|Chamberlain College of Nursing|
|Motto||Extraordinary Care. Extraordinary Nurses.|
|Type||For-Profit Nursing School
Chamberlain College of Nursing, LLC is a part of DeVry Education Group (NYSE: DV), a global provider of educational services.
|President||Dr. Susan Groenwald|
Chamberlain College of Nursing is a for-profit nursing school that offers bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs in nursing. They operate 16 campuses nationwide. Chamberlain also offers online nursing degree programs. Chamberlain College of Nursing’s mission is to provide quality and innovative healthcare education.
- 1 History
- 2 Campuses
- 3 Programs
- 3.1 RN to BSN
- 3.2 RN-BSN to MSN
- 3.3 Masters of Science in Nursing Programs
- 3.4 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
- 4 Accreditation
- 5 External links
Chamberlain College of Nursing was first established in St. Louis in 1889, under the name Deaconess School of Nursing. The Deaconess tradition began in 19th-Century Europe when Theodor Fliedner of Kaiserswerth, Germany, established the first Deaconess Home and Hospital in 1836. The word deaconess means “one who is devoted to service,” being the feminine gender of the word deacon.
The college was originally established as a nurses’ training program associated with the United Church of Christ’s Deaconess Hospital. It became Deaconess College of Nursing in the early 1980s. In March 2005, DeVry, Inc. acquired Deaconess. A term of the acquisition agreement was that DeVry's use of the Deaconess name would expire as of September 30, 2006. The school was later renamed to Chamberlain College of Nursing.
Chamberlain has since evolved from a diploma school of nursing to a college of nursing. It offers undergraduate nursing degree programs at 14 campuses. Chamberlain also offers the following online opportunities: RN-BSN online option, Master of Science in Nursing degree program and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program.
Chamberlain operates 16 campuses nationwide.
- Tinley Park
- St. Louis
- Las Vegas
Chamberlain College of Nursing offers undergraduate programs enabling students to earn either an Associate Degree in Nursing (available in Columbus, Ohio only) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (available at all campus locations). The BSN degree program does not require any prior experience and allows students to complete their degree in as few as three years, instead of the typical four years with summers off.
RN to BSN
Chamberlain also offers an RN to BSN online degree completion option for registered nurses. This online option allows registered nurses to earn a BSN degree in as few as 3 semesters. The option offers the flexibility of online learning, with 24/7 access to courses and no mandatory login times.
RN-BSN to MSN
The RN-BSN to MSN Online Bridge Option is for RNs who wish to earn both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and Master of Science in Nursing degree (MSN). The program allows students to earn a MSN degree in one less semester total.
Masters of Science in Nursing Programs
Chamberlain also offers a Master of Science in Nursing online degree program with five tracks: Educator, Executive, Healthcare Policy, Family Nurse Practitioner or Nursing Informatics. Each track allows registered nurses to earn an MSN degree in as few as two and a half years.
Educator Specialty Track
The Educator Specialty Track prepares students to teach in academic and clinical-practice settings, as well as continue on for further graduate study. Coursework includes educational foundations, instructional methods, program assessment and evaluation and curriculum development. Students complete a 100-hour practicum in their own geographic location, allowing them to further develop their skills with the support of an experienced nurse educator.
Executive Specialty Track
The Executive Specialty Track promotes the skills and knowledge essential to nurse leaders. The program meets the master’s degree eligibility requirement to sit for the American Organization of Nurse Executive’s (AONE) Nurse Executive Certification exam and American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Nurse Executive exam.
The Executive Specialty Track allows registered nurses to earn an MSN degree in as few as six semesters. It helps build the skills essential to nurse leaders. Courses in the MSN Executive track include the foundations of organizational leadership, including managerial communication, organizational change, and decision-making. All MSN students are required to complete a 100-hour practicum in their own geographic location. Graduates of the MSN Executive Track have the option to apply to DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program. Qualifying Chamberlain credits transfer so students can earn their MBA with six additional courses.
Informatics Specialty Track
The Informatics Specialty Track prepares students for a variety of roles that leverage technology to aid patient care.
The Informatics curriculum teaches students to interpret, analyze and use electronic health record technology, as well as empowers students to be more efficient and effective in healthcare practices. Coursework includes the practice of nursing informatics, management of data and information, healthcare information workflow and project management.
Students also complete a 200-hour informatics practicum with the support of an experienced informatics nurse, allowing them to strengthen and apply the knowledge and skills acquired from coursework.
Chamberlain’s curriculum provides the core competencies identified by the National League of Nursing (NLN). Graduates will be eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Informatics Nursing Certification exam.
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Specialty Track
The Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty Track prepares students to expand their nursing practice. Through 100% online coursework, the FNP curriculum integrates theory and practical application through online discussion threads, simulation and clinical experiences.
Graduates of the program are prepared to sit for national certification as an FNP and enhance their role and opportunity for advancement in a wide range of healthcare settings.
Healthcare Policy Specialty Track
Healthcare Policy Specialty Track prepares students for a variety of roles that direct the path of healthcare policies, benefiting patients and the community.
The Healthcare Policy curriculum trains nurses in the research, design and implementation of policies, as well as evaluation of policy outcomes. Coursework includes the foundations of healthcare policy, principles of healthcare systems, politics, economics and policy, global health, and nursing leadership in the public policy arena.
A practicum experience provides students with the opportunity to apply newly developed skills and theoretical knowledge to real-world practice situations with the support of an experienced leader in the field.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The DNP program is designed for registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses who are ready to take their practice to the next level and act as champions for a more effective healthcare system. Students choose the specialty track, Advanced Practice Leadership or Healthcare Systems Leadership, most relevant to their practice and career goals.
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 eight 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 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). The Associate Degree in Nursing program at the Columbus location is accredited with conditions by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 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.
Chamberlain College of Nursing, 2450 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202 is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 101 N. 14th Street, 10th Floor, James Monroe Building, Richmond, VA 23219, 804.225.2600. Chamberlain College of Nursing has full approval from the Virginia Board of Nursing, Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, VA 23233-1463, 804.367.4515. AC0107