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Dr. Nancy Scroggs Appointed First Scholar in Residence of the NLN/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for the Advancement of the Science of Nursing Eduction

Dr. Nancy Scroggs Appointed First Scholar in Residence of the NLN/Chamberlain


Washington, DC, April 9, 2014 — Chamberlain College of Nursing and the National League for Nursing (NLN) are excited to announce Nancy Scroggs, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, as the first scholar in residence of the NLN/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for the Advancement of the Science of Nursing Education. With 30 years of clinical and academic experience, Dr. Scroggs brings valuable knowledge to help elevate and advance the standards of nursing education to improve health care outcomes. Her appointment began April 1.

"I am delighted to welcome Dr. Scroggs to the professional team at the NLN, where the mission to promote excellence in nursing education to create a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the nations health guides all our work," said NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN. "And we are grateful to Chamberlain College of Nursing for its support of the NLN/Chamberlain Center. Thanks to this partnership, NLN members across the spectrum of higher education will now benefit from Dr. Scroggs expertise in nursing education research and evidence-based scholarship."

As the scholar in residence through July 2014, Dr. Scroggs will support the NLN/Chamberlain Center by enhancing NLN faculty development programs, promoting research initiatives in nursing education and evidence-based teaching practices and planning NLN professional development programs with a focus on nursing education research.

"Dr. Scroggs’ clinical, academic and research expertise make her an ideal candidate to promote the goals of the NLN/Chamberlain Center, and we congratulate her," said W. Richard Cowling III, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, AHN-BC, FAAN, vice president of academic affairs of Chamberlain College of Nursing. "We are proud to see one of our leaders further demonstrate commitment to advancing nursing education to meet the needs emerging from todays evolving healthcare landscape."

Dr. Scroggs serves as a curriculum and instruction specialist at Chamberlain and will return to this role when her appointment ends. She has more than 30 years of experience in nursing academia, including positions as a professor at North Carolina A&T State University and at Gardner-Webb University, as well as more than 20 years in clinical practice as a nurse practitioner, clinical services coordinator and registered nurse. Dr. Scroggs earned Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is a certified nurse educator and family nurse practitioner.

The NLN/Chamberlain Center was established to promote evidence-based nursing education and the scholarship of teaching, enabling the expansion of NLN programming in nursing education research. For more information about the NLN/Chamberlain Center, visit

Simulation in Nursing Education is available through the NLN Bookstore.

Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 40,000 individual and more than 1,200 institutional members, comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations.

For 125 years, Chamberlain College of Nursing has been at the forefront of excellence in nursing education. Chamberlain is increasing access to nursing education nationwide with campuses offering the three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and flexible online programs such as the RN to BSN option, Master of Science in Nursing degree program, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program and Graduate Certificates.

Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. HLC is one of the eight regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and the Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Associate Degree in Nursing program at the Columbus location is accredited with conditions by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met. Chamberlain College of Nursing, LLC is a part of DeVry Education Group (NYSE: DV), a global provider of educational services. ©2014 Chamberlain College of Nursing, LLC. All rights reserved.