Chamberlain University

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Chamberlain University
Motto Extraordinary Care. Extraordinary Nurses.[citation needed]
Type for-profit college
Established 1889
Parent institution
Adtalem Global Education
President Dr. Susan Groenwald
Location Downers Grove, Illinois
41°50′00″N 88°00′28″W / 41.8332°N 88.0077°W / 41.8332; -88.0077Coordinates: 41°50′00″N 88°00′28″W / 41.8332°N 88.0077°W / 41.8332; -88.0077

Chamberlain University is a for-profit healthcare and nursing school that offers bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs in nursing, and a public health master's degree. It is a subsidiary of Adtalem Global Education, formerly DeVry Education Group. [1][2]


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. Their headquarters is located in Downers Grove, IL at the following address: 3005 Highland Parkway Downers Grove, IL 60515.[3]


Chamberlain University has two colleges, the College of Nursing and the College of Health Professions.


In 2017, Chamberlain College of Nursing students in Texas protested a new requirement that they pass a comprehensive test to graduate. This followed the Texas Board of Nursing's decision to forbid Chamberlain from enrolling new students after a significant number of recent graduates were failing the National Council Licensure Examination(NCLEX). [4]


  1. ^ "Chamberlain College of Nursing Organization, Part of Adtalem Education Group, formerly known as DeVry Inc". Retrieved 2017-05-29.
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  3. ^ "Chamberlain College of Nursing Review - Nurses Schools in Downers Grove, IL - BBB Business Review - BBB serving Chicago & Northern Illinois". Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  4. ^ Ellis, Lindsay (2017-03-12). "Nursing school's new testing requirement irks students". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-05-29.

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