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STTI, Chamberlain College of Nursing Establish Center for Excellence

Responding to the need for a nursing education model addressing the challenges of a complex healthcare system, the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), and Chamberlain College of Nursing have teamed to establish a Center for Excellence in Nursing Education.

The center "will focus on advancing global excellence in nursing education and preparing the highly skilled nurses of the future to elevate the level of patient care in an increasingly diversified population," STTI and Chamberlain officials say.  

"Successful patient care delivery is dependent upon continuous investment in the faculty who educate nurses," says STTI chief executive officer, Patricia E. Thompson, EdD, RN, FAAN.

"The members of Chamberlain's Phi Pi chapter of STTI are a diverse group who provides leadership in healthcare to their communities and throughout the country," Thompson adds. "Now, coming together to form this center of excellence, STTI and Chamberlain demonstrate continued commitment to elevating nursing education."

Among its many charges, the new center will:

  • provide career and leadership development for nurse educators;
  • create resources and events related to excellence in nursing education;
  • implement an Emerging Educational Administrator Program; and
  • develop programs to promote nursing education globally.

A volunteer advisory board of 10 nurse leaders will provide guidance on the center's programs. 

"Chamberlain and Sigma Theta Tau International share a commitment to ensuring that nurses and nurse educators have access to resources that prepare them to improve healthcare," said Susan Groenwald, MSN, president, Chamberlain College of Nursing, and a PhD candidate. "We look forward to working together with STTI in this transformative time in our industry to focus on faculty and academic leadership development to advance excellence in nursing education globally."

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