) recently launched graduate certificate programs in nursing
education and nursing informatics under its Chamberlain College
of Nursing. The introduction of the courses is in response to the
growing demand for certified nurses. Applications are being
accepted for the spring semester starting from January 2013.
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The duration of the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education is
12 to 15 semester credit hours and Nursing Informatics is 9 to 15
credit hours. The courses may include one or two 100-hour
education practicum. The courses focus on competencies required
to take major nursing examinations.
These courses have been designed to upgrade the skills of nurse
educators and practicing nurses. The students can also opt for
online courses with or without the practicum. The nurses are
trained to use latest technology so that they can function in
highly digitized healthcare settings.
DeVry witnessed solid new enrollment growth in Chamberlain
College of Nursing and in other institutions like Carrington
Colleges in the first quarter of 2013, owing to strong demand for
medical courses. Total enrollments increased 20.2% at the
Chamberlain College of Nursing and 2.1% at DeVry Medical
International. Medical and Healthcare segment revenue grew 7.4%
year over year in the quarter, driven by solid new enrollment
DeVry, a peer of
), carries a Zacks #2 Rank in the near term (Buy rating).
Continued progress on its performance improvement plan to align
costs, regain enrollment growth and make growth investments,
helped the company to deliver better-than-expected results in the
first quarter fiscal 2013. The first quarter results were a
turnaround from the past few weak quarterly results, thus
justifying the short-term buy rating.