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Chamberlain College of Nursing and Emergency Nurses Association Establish Education Collaboration

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Collaboration encourages emergency nurses to pursue advanced educational opportunities in response to rising demand for care</i> </p>

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Chamberlain College of Nursing and Emergency Nurses Association Establish Education Collaboration

09:00 EST Tuesday, December 03, 2013

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (Business Wire) -- Chamberlain College of Nursing and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) announced a new education collaboration that empowers ENA members to continue their education through Chamberlain's post licensure degree programs. ENA represents more than 40,000 members worldwide as an advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice.

The U.S. population is projected to grow more than 27 percent by 2050, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2012 National Projections.1 This growth and the rising proportion of Americans with health insurance will increase the demand for emergency care. Emergency nurses treat patients in a variety of related environments, including intensive care units and transportation settings such as ambulances and helicopters.

“Emergency nurses provide complex, acute care in times of trauma and great need,” said JoAnn Lazarus, MSN, RN, CEN, president of ENA. “Our education collaboration with Chamberlain allows our members to live our mission to advance excellence in emergency nursing by preparing them with the knowledge and skills to improve care.”

Through this collaboration, ENA members who meet Chamberlain's admission requirements can receive a special tuition rate for Chamberlain's Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) online degree completion option, RN-BSN to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) online option, MSN degree program including the Family Nurse Practitioner specialty track, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program and graduate certificate programs. Benefits also include a waived application fee and a designated Chamberlain admissions representative who provides enrollment assistance specifically to ENA members.

“Nurses can have a significant impact on healthcare worldwide and are essential to the delivery of frontline services to people in need of care,” said Dr. W. Richard Cowling, vice president of academic affairs for Chamberlain College of Nursing. “Through our new collaboration, Emergency Nurses Association members have expanded access to education programs that will help them enhance their critical contribution to patient care.”

For more information about Chamberlain's educational collaboration with ENA, visit chamberlain.edu/healthcarepartners. For additional information about the Emergency Nurses Association, visit ENA.org.

About Chamberlain College of Nursing

For 125 years, Chamberlain College of Nursing has been at the forefront of excellence in nursing education. Chamberlain is increasing access to nursing education nationwide with campuses offering the three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and flexible online programs such as the RN to BSN option, Master of Science in Nursing degree program, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program and Graduate Certificates.

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 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.

Program/program option availability varies by state/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 Education Group Inc. (NYSE: DV), a global provider of educational services. ©2013 Chamberlain College of Nursing, LLC. All rights reserved. chamberlain.edu .

About the Emergency Nurses Association

ENA, which has more than 40,000 members worldwide, is the only professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing and emergency care through advocacy, expertise, innovation and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA develops and disseminates education and practice standards and guidelines, and affords consultation to both private and public entities regarding emergency nurses and their practice. Additional information is available at ENA's Web site,  ena.org  or on Twitter: @ENAorg.

1 http://blogs.census.gov/2012/12/12/what-a-difference-four-years-make-u-s-population-projected-to-grow-at-a-slower-pace-over-the-next-five-decades

MSLGROUP
For Chamberlain College of Nursing
Kristin Lane, 312.861.5244
kristin.lane@mslgroup.com
or
Emergency Nurses Association
Susan Rajkovich, 847.460.4091
Media Relations
susan.rajkovich@ena.org

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