Orbis Education Appoints Monica Carson New Vice President of Admissions and Recruitment

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Carson will drive student acquisition efforts for growing provider of higher education growth enablement solutions

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Orbis Education is revolutionizing the nursing education field

Orbis Education, a national educational services provider, announced today that Monica Carson has joined Orbis as Vice President of Admissions and Recruitment

“I am very excited to add Monica Carson to our growing team,” said Daniel J. Briggs, Chief Executive Officer of Orbis Education said. “As we continue to accelerate our growth, the need to find and cultivate new students for our partner programs becomes even more important. Monica’s industry experience and leadership will help us reach our student enrollment goals.”

Prior to joining the Orbis team, Carson spent eight years at Grand Canyon University, most recently as Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Operations. In various roles at Grand Canyon, Carson played a critical role in the growth and restructuring of the university during its transition from a not-for-profit to a for-profit school. As Director of Enrollment, she was responsible for growing the education enrollment division from 24 to 140 enrollment counselors.

Carson obtained her BA in Sociology from Illinois State University and an MAED from the University of Phoenix.

“Orbis Education is revolutionizing the nursing education field and generating high-quality nursing graduates," said Carson. “I am excited to be a part of the company’s long-term strategy to have a positive impact on the demand for new nurses.”

As Vice President of Admissions and Recruitment, Carson will manage the student recruitment and enrollment function. In this role, she will create strategy and drive tactics that result in successful students entering the Orbis Education-partnered programs.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 1 million nursing positions will go unfilled by 2020. There is a growing concern about the increased number of patients per nurse and the impact of that on patient care and mortality, particularly in light of healthcare reform and an aging U.S. population. In addition, by 2012, the average age of registered nurses is expected to be 45 years, with nurses in their 50s expected to comprise the largest segment of the nursing workforce.

About Orbis Education

Founded in 2003, Orbis Education creates, markets, and manages collaborative nursing education solutions that help alleviate nursing shortages for hospitals and healthcare systems. Orbis Education enables the growth of existing nursing programs by pairing an academic institution with a healthcare system to offer a Board of Nursing-approved, accredited accelerated bachelor’s degree in nursing (ABSN) program. The academic institution provides the curriculum and certain support services such as admissions and financial aid, and the healthcare system provides the clinical rotations. In addition to marketing and student recruitment, Orbis Education’s role is to migrate the academic institution’s traditional, on-campus curriculum onto an online platform, and maintain and develop the technology infrastructure for online delivery of its programs. For more information, visit the company’s website.

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