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Sigma Theta Tau, Chamberlain College team up on new initiative

Monday February 11, 2013
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Sigma Theta Tau International and Chamberlain College of Nursing in Downers Grove, Ill., have teamed up to create the STTI/Chamberlain Center for Nursing Excellence. The center, which will roll out over the next two years, 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, according to a news release.

"Successful patient care delivery is dependent upon continuous investment in the faculty who educate nurses," Patricia E. Thompson, RN, EdD, FAAN, CEO of Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing, said in the release. "The members of Chamberlainís Phi Pi chapter of STTI are a diverse group who provide leadership in healthcare to their communities and throughout the country. Now, coming together to form this center of excellence, STTI and Chamberlain demonstrate continued commitment to elevating nursing education."

The center is designed to 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 centerís 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," Susan Groenwald, RN, PhD(c), MSN, president of Chamberlain College of Nursing, said in the release. "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."

For information, visit www.Chamberlain.edu/STTI.