Western Schools Joins the Elite/ADVANCE Family


Elite Learning has merged with Western Schools and ADVANCE Healthcare Network to offer more continuing education courses, informative content, and job opportunities to more healthcare professionals nationwide. The merger combines Elite Learning and Western School’s highly-rated CE offerings with ADVANCE’s best-in class industry content to bring nurses and the broader healthcare community a convenient quality resource to stay on top of today’s CE requirements, keep up with industry news, clinical advancements and techniques, network with peers, diversify career knowledge, find new jobs, and more.

The healthcare industry is expected to add roughly four million jobs over the next ten years. With this growing job market, more value is being placed on comprehensive resources that give nurses and healthcare professionals access to everything they need to advance their careers, so they can spend more time caring for patients and less time trying to find relevant information.

“Elite offers nurses and healthcare professionals across the country convenience and quality when it comes to completing CE requirements,” said Janet Blanner, general manager of Elite Healthcare. “Our expanding course library combined with the authoritative content that ADVANCE has provided for over 30 years will offer significant value to nurses and healthcare professionals everywhere.”

“These acquisitions allow us to better serve healthcare professionals by providing them with a comprehensive destination for CE, career management opportunities, and industry news,” said Mike Duran, Chief Executive Officer of Colibri Group, now parent company for all three brands. “We are committed to helping them manage and advance their careers and this is the latest example of how we’re improving the career lifecycle support of this community. Professionals today have limited time — no matter their industry — and we’re committed to bringing innovative solutions, products and services designed to help them achieve more in their careers and lives.”

Elite Continuing Education provides learning solutions to help licensed professionals achieve more throughout their careers. With high-quality continuing education and supportive career resources, the company serves more than 350,000 professionals annually across 20+ professions, including Nursing, Social Work, Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, and more. Elite Healthcare is trusted by nurses in all specialties and the broader healthcare community to provide convenient and high-quality CE offerings, like All Access membership, as well as the news and information they need to advance their careers. Visit Elitece.com for more information.

Western Schools is a leader in continuing education in the healthcare field, offering in-depth, peer-reviewed courses in nursing and behavioral health. Through our process of quality development and rigorous review, Western Schools offers healthcare professionals the highest quality, convenient, and affordable courses needed to fulfill their re-licensure, certification, and other professional education needs. As a nationally accredited continuing education provider, Western Schools offers more than 2,300 continuing education hours across more than 40 specialties in nursing and behavioral health. Since its founding in 1978, Western Schools has served more than 1 million practitioners through its commitment to the growth and lifelong learning of healthcare professionals. For more information about Western Schools visit http://www.westernschools.com.

A trusted source of industry news and information for millions of healthcare professionals over 32 years; ADVANCE Healthcare Network proudly serves nursing, rehab and allied healthcare professionals nationwide by providing insightful and timely news, clinical information, and relevant career/networking opportunities to give professionals everything they need to succeed.
ADVANCE for Nursing is a free career resource for nurses, LPNs and LVNs, NPs and PAs with an easy to use website, print and digital content, e-newsletters, blogs and webinars that provide comprehensive, up-to-date nursing news, clinical articles, job listings, CE opportunities, product information, and more. Visit www.nursing.advanceweb.com for more information.

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