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April 17, 2010

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Corporate Education Solutions announces a new partnership with
the American Association of Men in Nursing

July 2008, Nashville, TN announces a new partnership with the American Association of Men in Nursing (AAMN). The partnership between these entities will help men in nursing have a flexible option for pursuing their education and that will also benefit their professionís organization.

"To be associated with an organization that serves the nursing profession is quite an honor," says Debra Moore, President of . "One of the goals we share is creating the opportunity for education. One of the goals of this organization is to facilitate the education and professional development of men in nursing. This a great fit."

The AAMN provides a national framework for men in the field of nursing to discuss issues that affect them. Local chapters can be found in numerous states. In addition to advocating education, the organization hopes to encourage men to pursue nursing as a career.

For nurses who want to earn ADN, BSN or MSN degrees, work shifts often do not accommodate time to attend class. Anyone working a non-traditional schedule is going to have a hard time attending a traditional classroom, so pursuing a degree while working becomes almost impossible. Recognizing this need, schools have begun to expand non-traditional classroom options, to earn credit in other ways. One of these ways is credit by examination, which has actually been available for decades. If a student can pass a test that covers the material that would normally be learned in the classroom, the student shows enough knowledge of the subject to be awarded credit. has developed in-depth study materials that prepare students to pass these exams. The three primary examinations schools may accept are CLEP, DSST, or Excelsior College exams. Students study on a schedule convenient to them to prepare for the exam. When ready, they schedule to take the test at a local testing center. Passing scores can be transferred into their degree program as credit. Nurses can earn some, if not all of the general education credits necessary for their degree program at local colleges. Nurses working on degrees from Excelsior College can also work on nursing requirements for the ADN or BSN degree.

The partnership benefits the AAMN in two ways. Members will have access to information about earning credit by examination, an option that gives them greater flexibility as they work toward degrees. Additionally, course purchases will generate some revenue for the association which will aid in maintaining and improving services to association members.