Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group Announces New Relationship with the University of San Francisco

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).

About Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group www.embanetcompass.com

Embanet-Compass Knowledge 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 Francisco

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.