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Orbis Education

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About Orbis Education

Orbis Education creates, markets, and manages collaborative nursing education solutions that alleviate nursing shortages for hospitals and healthcare systems. The company leverages alliances with nursing schools to provide flexible, customized, baccalaureate level programs. Orbis powers the growth of online programs by facilitating operations, management, student recruitment and the technology behind the program.

Headquarters Location

11595 North Meridian Street Suite 400

Carmel, Indiana, 46032,

United States


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Latest Orbis Education News


Apr 25, 2022

News provided by Share this article Program to prepare graduates for behind-the-scenes careers in health care, education and other fields INDIANAPOLIS, April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Laboratory Scientists (MLSs) are the professionals that doctors and other medical providers rely on to make decisions about a patient's diagnosis, treatment and monitoring. But like other healthcare heroes, MLSs are in short supply. Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: Medical Laboratory Scientists play a critical role in informing decisions about a patient's diagnosis, treatment and monitoring. Medical Laboratory Science is an ideal career for those interested in working in a behind-the-scenes healthcare position. Orbis Education Services, which is helping to fill the demand for health care workers nationwide, is teaming up with Saint Louis University, a private Jesuit research university, to prepare these workers for rewarding careers in as little as 16 months through an Accelerated Bachelor of Science Program. The program combines rigorous online academic courses with intensive hands-on learning in a student laboratory and real-world clinical experience. Students will gain analytical skills and technical expertise in clinical chemistry, medical microbiology, immunohematology, hematology and clinical immunology. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to take the national board of certification examination administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). April 24 – 30 is Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, an opportunity to show appreciation for clinical laboratory personnel and raise awareness of a critical workforce shortage within the laboratory science industry. "Medical laboratory scientists work behind the scenes, but they make a huge impact on patient care," said Elizabeth Gockel-Blessing, Ph.D., associate dean and associate professor of medical laboratory science in Saint Louis University's Doisy College of Health Sciences. Gockel-Blessing notes that the work of medical laboratory scientists plays a vital role in helping medical professionals and patients make informed decisions about their care. Nationwide, there are 337,800 practicing medical laboratory professionals serving 330 million Americans, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Health care settings that offer medical laboratory testing are in dire need of qualified staff, said Daniel Briggs, founder and CEO of Orbis. "The need is well-documented," said Briggs. "Unfortunately, there are too few universities preparing graduates for this work." Gockel-Blessing, who has worked in the industry for more than three decades, agrees. "This field is huge, especially in this time of COVID-19," she said. "If it weren't for testing by medical laboratory scientists, we wouldn't know who has or doesn't have the virus, because the symptoms can be generic." Medical laboratory scientists play a pivotal role in providing invaluable test results in numerous situations, such as for the diagnosis of leukemia and sickle cell disease, transfusion of blood in a trauma setting and meningitis detection. But beyond a blood draw or a nasal swab, Gockel-Blessing reminds her students of an important fact: there is a person behind every test. "We try to impress this idea upon our students. You are not just looking at a blood sample. This belongs to somebody, and you are making a difference in their life based on the results." Saint Louis University's in-person medical laboratory science program was one of the first of its kind and has been accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science for more than 85 years. With a growing request for medical lab scientists across the country, the new accelerated program extends the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in this competitive field. The program is geared to those with at least 60 college credit hours or a bachelor's degree in another field. There are three start dates per year – in the spring, summer and fall. For more information, visit . About Orbis Education Services Orbis Education Services develops, markets and manages health care education solutions that result in outstanding student outcomes and help alleviate workforce shortages for hospitals and health care systems. Founded in 2003, the company forms strategic partnerships with academic institutions and health care systems to enable the delivery of high-quality, clinically intensive nursing, occupational therapy and other health care education programs. Orbis Education is a division of Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE), a publicly traded shared services partner dedicated to serving colleges and universities. For more information, visit . About Saint Louis University Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious Catholic institutions. Rooted in Jesuit values and its pioneering history as the first university west of the Mississippi River, SLU offers nearly 13,000 students a rigorous, transformative education of the whole person. At the core of the University's diverse community of scholars is SLU's service-focused mission, which challenges and prepares students to make the world a better, more just place. Contact:

Orbis Education Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Orbis Education founded?

    Orbis Education was founded in 2003.

  • Where is Orbis Education's headquarters?

    Orbis Education's headquarters is located at 11595 North Meridian Street, Carmel.

  • What is Orbis Education's latest funding round?

    Orbis Education's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Orbis Education raise?

    Orbis Education raised a total of $37.82M.

  • Who are the investors of Orbis Education?

    Investors of Orbis Education include Grand Canyon Education, LLR Partners, Driver Holdings and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

  • Who are Orbis Education's competitors?

    Competitors of Orbis Education include Deltak Edu and 1 more.

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Deltak Edu

Deltak partners with academic institutions to develop online degree programs, complete with targeted recruitment marketing, integrated admissions implementation, retention services and successful online graduation rates. Deltak invests in career-oriented colleges and provides online resources to enable its school investments and partners to build, support, and go-to-market with online and blended educational programs. Deltak was formerly known as Collegis University Solutions and constituted the school and consumer business of Collegis, including the ownership of Rasmussen College and Aakers Business College. In October 2012, Deltak Edu was acquired by John Wiley & Sons. The valuation / acquisition price of Deltak Edu was disclosed to be $220 million. Other terms of the deal were not released. Deltak was reported to have $54 million in revenue in FY 2012 and supports over 100 online programs.

Compass Knowledge Group

Since 1993, Compass has been a provider of distance learning services to prominent non-profit higher education institutions, helping them plan, implement, and operate successful online undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Compass 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, technical helpdesk, and online bookstore"enabling their partners to concentrate on delivering high-quality academics. Compass Knowledge Groups success is based on a history of predictable performance that far exceeds industry standards. Compass services many colleges and universities including University of Cincinnati, Boston University, Ohio University, University of Florida, University of New England, Eastern Kentucky University, and Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences. In October 2010, Compass Knowledge Group was merged with Embanet to form Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group.

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2U (NASDAQ: TWOU) provides digital education solutions for students. It offers an online educational platform known as edX that provides master's degrees and professional certificates in courses such as corporate finance, supply chain management, business management, product management, and more. The company was formerly known as 2tor. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Lanham, Maryland.

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Embanet provides non-profit educational institutions with the capital and support needed to launch successful, fully online degree programs. It works with institutions to design and build courses, train faculty on the applications they'll be using, and provide live technical support 24/7. In October 2010, Embanet was merged with the Compass Knowledge Group and the new entity, Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group was formed. EmbanetCompass partners with North American non-profit colleges and universities to provide online learning solutions. It provides a full range of services including program design and development, marketing and student recruitment, faculty training and support, student retention and learning analytics, student services (counseling, tutoring, mentoring), technology support and launch funding. In October 2012, EmbanetCompass was acquired by Pearson. The valuation of EmbanetCompass was $650 million. Other terms of the deal were not released.

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