Cengage Learning EMEA Completes the Acquisition Of Nelson Thornes’ Nursing & Allied Health List

Acquisition Strengthens Cengage Learning EMEA in Healthcare Education Market


Andover, Hampshire – June 6th, 2011 – Cengage Learning EMEA announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Nelson Thornes’ Nursing & Allied Health list.

Cengage Learning, a leading provider of education solutions for the academic, professional, and library markets, is already known as an innovative force in health care education in the US. It publishes under the imprints of Delmar, Wadsworth and Gale well known titles such as Gloria Pickar’s Dosage Calculations, The Delmar Nursing Skills DVD series and Gale’s Nursing Resource Center.

The Nursing & Allied Health list acquired from Nelson Thornes strengthens the healthcare portfolio by increasing the range of titles suited to local markets. Flagship titles transferred today include Quinn’s Principles and Practice of Nurse Education, Physiotherapy in Respiratory Care and the Foundations in Nursing and Health Care series.

“This acquisition supports our strategy to accelerate growth in the healthcare education market,” said Jill Jones, President and CEO for Cengage Learning EMEA. “Our customers can look forward to a blended publishing programme that addresses the specific needs of our local markets.”

‘’Following a strategic review, Nelson Thornes is delighted that Cengage Learning EMEA has acquired the list and is confident that it will prosper with them,’’ said Paul Howarth, MD of Nelson Thornes.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

About Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company’s products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement, improve learning outcomes and deliver authoritative information to people whenever and wherever they need it. Through the company’s unique position within both the library and academic markets, Cengage Learning is providing integrated learning solutions that bridge from the library to the classroom. Cengage Learning’s brands include Brooks/Cole, Course Technology, Delmar, Gale, Heinle, South-Western and Wadsworth, among others. For more information please visit www.cengage.co.uk


About Nelson Thornes

Nelson Thornes is one of the UK’s leading educational publishers providing engaging and creative blended learning resources of the highest quality that support teachers and motivate students of all abilities from Primary through to Higher Education. We listen to, and understand the needs of our customers and offer a wide portfolio of effective curriculum resources specifically designed to enhance and enrich the teaching and learning experience – truly bringing learning to life.

Nelson Thornes is a part of Infinitas Learning, one of the largest multimedia educational publishers in Europe. Infinitas Learning is committed to raising standards of education across Europe through the research and development of compelling resources.  For more information please visit www.nelsonthornes.com