Colibri Group Announces Strategic Acquisition of Western Schools

August 29, 2018

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 29, 2018--Colibri Group, an online education company with leading brands that provide learning solutions to licensed professionals, today announced that the company has acquired Western Schools, a leader in continuing education (CE) for healthcare professionals.

“The acquisition of Western Schools allows us to better serve healthcare professionals by providing them with a comprehensive destination for CE, career management and opportunities, and industry news,” said Mike Duran, Chief Executive Officer of Colibri Group. “We are committed to helping nurses and other healthcare professionals manage and advance their careers. Western is a well-respected brand in healthcare education and the addition of their high-quality courses to our course library will enhance our ability to serve nurses and healthcare professionals.”

For more than 30 years, Western Schools has been at the forefront of professional CE, providing evidence-based, expert-authored, peer-reviewed CE courses to more than one million healthcare professionals, including nurses, advanced practice nurses, dental professionals, physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, speech-language pathologists, pharmacists, and registered dietitians.

Western Schools is the latest in a series of acquisitions by Colibri Group. Western Schools will join Colibri Group’s healthcare brand, Elite Learning, which currently serves nursing and allied health professions with CE content, career management resources, news, and lifestyle content.

“We look forward to providing Western Schools’ customers the same quality courses and service they’ve grown to expect,” said Janet Blanner, General Manager of Elite Learning. “As Elite Learning customers, they will be able to quickly find the education they need and the professional development they want to meet state requirements, grow their skills and advance their careers in a seamless experience, all powered by our proprietary SaaS platform.”

ABOUT COLIBRI GROUP Colibri Group provides leading online learning solutions to licensed professionals who strive to be among the best in their fields. Through eight leading brands — Real Estate Express, Securities Training Corporation, McKissock Learning, The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, Elite Professional Education, Allied School, XCEL Testing Solutions, and Superior School of Real Estate — the company serves more than 1,000,000 professionals each education period in real estate, healthcare, and financial services industries, among others. Colibri Group’s comprehensive learning platforms give working professionals a competitive edge throughout their careers by combining continuing education with up-to-date information, practical on-the-job application, and online accessibility. Visit colibrigroup.com for more information.

ABOUT WESTERN SCHOOLS 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.

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