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NAHN National Association of Hispanic Nurses® is a non-profit professional association committed to the promotion of the professionalism and dedication of Hispanic nurses by providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses.

NAHN is also dedicated to the improvement of the quality of health and nursing care of Hispanic consumers.


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Chamberlain College of Nursing and National Association of Hispanic Nurses Add Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Program to National Education Program

Washington, DC and Downers Grove, Ill. (May 24, 2013) — The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) is pleased to announce that it has signed a new educational program agreement with Corporate Member Chamberlain College of Nursing.

In addition to the special tuition rate for Chamberlain's post licensure online programs established in the 2012 program (see http://www.nahnnet.org/2012_Chamberlain_NAHN_Membership1.html), the program will now include a special tuition rate for Chamberlain's Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program (see http://www.chamberlain.edu/DNP).

In 2010, Hispanics made up 16 percent of the U.S. population, but only 6 percent of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program students, 5 percent of registered nurse (RN) to BSN students and 4 percent of students enrolled in master's programs1. Chamberlain's program with NAHN can help narrow this gap by making advanced education in nursing more accessible and increasing the number of nurses who can provide culturally sensitive care to Hispanic patients.

"We are very happy to renew and enhance our program with Chamberlain to offer our members discounted tuition rates for a Doctorate-level program, " said NAHN President Jose Alejandro, PhD, RN-BC, MBA, CCM, FACHE. "These types of programs align with our mission to advance the educational skills of our members."

Through this education program, members of NAHN who meet Chamberlain's admission requirements can now receive a special 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 DNP degree program. Benefits also include a waived application fee and a designated Chamberlain admissions representative who will provide enrollment assistance specifically for NAHN members.

“Nurses have an opportunity to lead the transformation of healthcare toward improved care and innovative practices, but only with access to high quality education – at all levels,  said Dr. W. Richard Cowling, vice president of academic affairs for Chamberlain College of Nursing. “We are proud to enhance Chamberlain’s education program with NAHN and give more nurses the tools to continue their education and meet their career goals, as well as emerging needs in healthcare.”

------1/ National League of Nursing. Annual Survey of Schools of Nursing, Academic Year 2009-2010, on the internet at http://www.nln.org/research/slides/exec_summary_0910.pdf (visited January 20, 2012)

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About National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)
NAHN National Association of Hispanic Nurses® is a non-profit professional association committed to the promotion of the professionalism and dedication of Hispanic nurses by providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses. NAHN is also dedicated to the improvement of the quality of health and nursing care of Hispanic consumers.

For more information about the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, visit http://www.nahnnet.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, 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. ©2013 Chamberlain College of Nursing, LLC. All rights reserved. chamberlain.edu.

For more information about Chamberlain College of Nursing, visit http://www.chamberlain.edu.

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