MSN, Master of Science in Nursing from Barry University, graduated with honors.
She holds both a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Administration, and a Juris Doctor Degree. She is Board Certified as Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
She is a licensed Registered Nurse in California, Family Nurse License in March of 2015. Also
She utilizes her legal expertise by reviewing medical malpractice cases, and professional Liability for nurses and nurse practitioners.
Dr. Chance is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the highest and most prestigious honor given to an Advanced Practice Nurse in the U.S. for outstanding contribution to health care, also awarded include the J.V. Sotejo Medallion of Honor for outstanding service to profession, community, country, and humanity from the University of the Philippines Nursing Alumni Association International.
Marlene, received an award for the Outstanding ARNP of the Year, Great 100 Nurses, and Lamplighter Awards from the Florida Nurses Association; the Florence Nightingale Award, Award of Excellence in Nursing Education, and Outstanding Community Service Award from the Philippine Nurses Association of South Florida.
Professional memberships include Co-founder and board member of the South Florida Council of Advanced Practice Nurses, Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Philippine Nurses Association of South Florida, Florida Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, University of the Philippines Nursing Alumni Association International, Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Kappa Honor Society, and the Concord Law School Distinguished Scholar Honor List.