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LCMC Health to partner with Chamberlain University College of Nursing to train nurses in Louisiana

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LCMC Health to partner with Chamberlain University College of Nursing to train nurses in Louisiana

New Orleans, LA – As the current environment continues to evolve, the need for nurses has never been greater. To support those who have a calling to serve, LCMC Health and Chamberlain University College of Nursing is pleased to announce an Education Partnership Agreement effective March 1, 2021, which supports LCMC employees who desire career advancement. The agreement will assist LCMC staff to retain employment while also having the flexibility to attend affordable, online Post-Licensure courses to complete their BSN, and earn an MSN, DNP, MPH, and MSW degrees.

“LCMC Health employees who have chosen professional nursing as a career path understand that ongoing learning is imperative to remaining extraordinary caregivers,” said Greg Fern, CEO of LCMC Health. “In addition to current offerings, LCMC Health nurses now have an additional, new opportunity to advance and recharge their career.”

Benefits of the agreement will include a 30% savings on tuition, waived application fees, and complimentary evaluation of student transcripts by Chamberlain University representatives

Chamberlain University’s mission is to educate, empower, and embolden diverse healthcare professionals who advance the health of people, families, communities, and nations. The mission is grounded in Chamberlain’s purpose, which is to create an academic culture in which colleagues and students thrive and that cultivates extraordinary graduates.

Chamberlain University President, Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, said “We welcome the opportunity to empower those who have been called to step forward. The agreement provides access to post-licensure programs which help support the nursing shortage in the state of Louisiana.”

“LCMC Health and Chamberlain University share a commitment to creating professional development pathways which ensure the needs of LCMC patients are met and that the healthcare system’s nursing staff have professional opportunities,” said Jennifer Couvillon, PhD, RN-BC, CNE President, Chamberlain University, New Orleans.

Chamberlain University is a private, degree-granting institution of higher learning institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional agency that accredits U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. Chamberlain University is one of the largest nursing school in the United States with 22 campuses in 15 states and over 30,000 students. The roots of Chamberlain University’s College of Nursing, previously Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing, date back to 1889, when the Deaconess Evangelical Society established a hospital school of nursing to train young women as Deaconess sisters to care for the poor and sick in St. Louis, Missouri. The school of nursing transitioned to a single-purpose college of nursing, Deaconess College of Nursing, in 1983.

LCMC Health and Chamberlain University look forward to the future as they continue to look for innovative ways to train nurses to care for patients in the state of Louisiana.