Chicago, IL, Toronto, ON,
Orlando, FL – June 21, 2011 -- Embanet-Compass
Knowledge Group, the premier
provider of distance learning services, is proud to announce a new partnership
with the University of San Francisco (USF) to launch its first online degree
program– Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).
The online MSN program
prepares clinical nurse leaders (CNL) as masters prepared nurse generalists.
The CNL designs, implements, and evaluates care by coordinating, delegating,
and supervising the care provided by the health care team, including licensed
nurses, technicians, and other health professionals. The online offering begins
in January 2012, and will be available
to students who hold an Associate’s in Nursing and a Bachelor’s in Nursing.
“In the nursing profession,
our goal is to serve our patients and the community,” said Judith Karshmer,
dean of the USF School of Nursing. Karshmer continued, “By delivering this
degree online, we can expand our reach, educate more nurses, and serve more
patients. The expertise in marketing, recruitment and retention, and course
development that Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group brings to the table will help
us focus on what we do best: deliver the knowledge that nurses need to succeed
in the ever-changing area of healthcare.”
“We look forward to a long
and successful relationship with University of San Francisco supporting its
goal of expanding online degree programs while maintaining excellence and
delivering a world class education to its students,” said Steve Fireng, chief
executive officer and president of Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group.
The University of San
Francisco is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
(WASC). The School of Nursing BSN and MSN programs are accredited by the
California Board of Registered Nursing and by the Commission on Collegiate
Nursing Education (CCNE).
Knowledge Group www.embanetcompass.com
Group partners with traditional not-for-profit academic institutions to help them
launch and manage successful online academic programs that ensure quality
outcomes for students and expand their institutional reach. Embanet-
Compass Knowledge Group
provides the entire complement of online learning support services--including
market research, program marketing, student recruitment, instructional design
and technology, student retention support, faculty training and support and
technical helpdesk, allowing our university partners to concentrate on
delivering high quality academics. Its success is based on a history of
performance and innovation that provides its academic partners with the
stability and agility required to meet the growing global demand for online
learning. Embanet-Compass partners with over 30 colleges and universities serving
more than 100 distance education programs.
About University of San
Established in 1855, USF is
San Francisco’s oldest university and is consistently ranked as one of the most
ethnically diverse universities in the country. The University of
San Francisco is
committed to being a premier Jesuit Catholic, urban university with a global
perspective that educates leaders who will fashion a more humane and just
world. With nearly 9,600 students enrolled both on- and off-campus, the
university offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the
knowledge and skills needed to succeed as persons and professionals, and the
values and sensitivity necessary to be men and women for others. For more
information about the University of San Francisco, please visit www.usfca.edu.