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Chamberlain College of Nursing and Philippine-American Nurses Association of South East Florida Establish Education Program

Education collaboration encourages Filipino-American nurses to pursue advanced academic opportunities, respond to emerging complexities in healthcare

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., & MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Chamberlain College of Nursing and the Philippine-American Nurses Association of South East Florida (PNASEF) announced a new education program that provides members with an education partner tuition rate for Chamberlain's post licensure online degree options.


As the U.S. healthcare system evolves and support for more advanced nursing education builds, employers have demonstrated hiring preference for registered nurses (RNs) prepared at the baccalaureate and graduate levels1. Despite this trend, only 32 percent of RNs in Southeast Florida hold a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to 40 percent in the state and 49 percent nationwide 2. Chamberlain and PNASEF's collaboration will facilitate Filipino-American nurses' academic progression, while providing a competitive edge in the job market and broadening their scope of practice3.

"Advanced professional skills and strengthened academic preparation are critical to increasing Filipino-American nurses' positive impact on healthcare and expanding ethnic diversity in the nursing workforce," said Felicisima Perlas, BSN, RN, BSCoE, president of the PNASEF. "Our chapter's program with Chamberlain encourages Filipino-American nurses to pursue the continued education they need to be competitive in the workplace and meet the demands of an increasingly complex healthcare system."

Through this education program, members of PNASEF who meet Chamberlain's admission requirements will receive an education partner tuition rate for Chamberlain's RN to BSN online degree option, RN-BSN to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) online option, MSN degree program and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program. Benefits also include a waived application fee and a designated Chamberlain admissions representative who will provide enrollment assistance specifically for PNASEF members.

"We recognize the significant contributions Filipino-American nurses have made to the nursing profession as part of the U.S. healthcare workforce," said Dr. W. Richard Cowling, vice president of academic affairs for Chamberlain College of Nursing. "Our collaboration with PNASEF allows us to expand educational opportunities for its members, strengthening their impact as they advance the profession in a state experiencing a shortage of baccalaureate and graduate level nurses."

For more information about Chamberlain College of Nursing, visit chamberlain.edu. For more information about the Philippine-American Nurses Association of South East Florida, visit mypnaa.org.

About Chamberlain College of Nursing

For over 120 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 like 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 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, visitchamberlain.edu/accreditation. Comprehensive consumer information is available atchamberlain.edu/studentconsumerinfo.

Chamberlain College of Nursing, LLC is a part of DeVry Inc. (NYS: DV) , a global provider of educational services. ©2013 Chamberlain College of Nursing, LLC. All rights reserved.chamberlain.edu.

1Employment of New Nurse Graduates and Employer Preferences for Baccalaureate-Prepared Nurses. Issue brief. American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 12 Aug. 2012. Web. 28 Feb. 2013. <<a href="http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aacn.nche.edu%2Fleading_initiatives_news%2Fnews%2F2012%2Femployment12&esheet=50631451&lan=en-US&anchor=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aacn.nche.edu%2Fleading_initiatives_news%2Fnews%2F2012%2Femployment12&index=6&md5=17662331aa9146a2367624a5984ecbfd">http://www.aacn.nche.edu/leading_initiatives_news/news/2012/employment12>.

2 2010-2011 County & Regional Workforce Board. 2010-2011. Raw data. Southeast Florida, <<a href="http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flcenterfornursing.org%2FRegionalData%2FDatabyCountyandRegionalWorkforceBoard.aspx&esheet=50631451&lan=en-US&anchor=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flcenterfornursing.org%2FRegionalData%2FDatabyCountyandRegionalWorkforceBoard.aspx&index=7&md5=24189741009f4adade4e1602633cd96d">http://www.flcenterfornursing.org/RegionalData/DatabyCountyandRegionalWorkforceBoard.aspx>

3 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition <<a href="http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bls.gov%2Foco%2Focos083.htm&esheet=50631451&lan=en-US&anchor=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bls.gov%2Foco%2Focos083.htm&index=8&md5=226de0db3f90c9a536231fe8be800fe3">http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm>



MSL Chicago For Chamberlain College of Nursing
Sean McCarthy, 312.861.5276
sean.mccarthy@mslgroup.com
or
Philippine-American Nurses Association of South East Florida
Felicisima Perlas, President, 561.441.4706
felyperlas@aol.com

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