Stanbridge College Has Launched an Associate of Science in Nursing as a New Addition to Its Campus Programs for Career Training
IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Stanbridge College, a private college that offers Masters, Bachelor, and Associate of Science degrees and diploma programs in Allied Health and Information Technology, has launched an Associate of Science in Nursing degree program at their Irvine based campus. The 19-month, hands-on training program prepares students to obtain their Registered Nurse (RN) licensure with a comprehensive and highly integrated NCLEX-RN exam preparation. The inaugural classes are scheduled to start in October of 2014.
"We are very pleased to add to the Associate of Science in Nursing degree to our Nursing and Allied Health programs," stated Yasith Weerasuriya, President of Stanbridge College. "Employers are seeking highly trained RNs with skills in critical thinking, leadership, and problem-solving in addition to business communication skills. We are ready to help match our student's passion for caring for others to the skills they need to succeed in this rewarding profession."
The program exposes students to the real-world, fast-paced environment of hospitals and healthcare facilities through clinical instruction in the college's Nursing Simulation Lab and Nursing Skills Lab on campus. The Nursing Simulation lab is a world-class facility where students train with simulation manikins pre-programmed with patient scenarios to teach and test nursing skills. Electronic Medical Record stations also enable students to master industry-relevant skills and critical healthcare technology. Students have the opportunity to learn in hospitals and clinics in Orange County through clinical partner facilities.
During the program, students learn in an interdisciplinary environment as they work alongside students from the college's Diploma in Vocational Nursing, Master's in Occupational Therapy, and Associate's in Occupational Therapy Assistant and Physical Therapist Assistant programs to understand how to work within a team of healthcare professionals.
The Associate of Science in Nursing is designed to lead students into the Stanbridge RN to BSN degree completion and Master of Science in Nursing programs. The RN to BSN and MSN programs are both offered online and allow working RNs to continue to expand their career in healthcare leadership and education.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for Registered Nurses is high as the aging population continues to grow, and cases of conditions and illness include obesity, diabetes, dementia and autism increase.
Established in 1996, Stanbridge College offers vocational training in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Hemodialysis, Veterinary Technology and Information Technology. Earlier this year, the college launched the first Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in Orange County.
The Associate of Science in Nursing at Stanbridge College is accredited by the California Board of Registered Nurses. Their website is http://www.rn.ca.gov/schools/rnprograms.shtml.
To learn more about Stanbridge College, please visit www.stanbridge.edu.
About Stanbridge College
Based in Irvine, CA, Stanbridge College is a co-educational, technical college with an annual enrollment of over 1,200 students. Founded in 1996, Stanbridge is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Stanbridge College offers Master, Bachelor, and Associate of Science degrees and diploma programs in Allied Health and Information Technology.
In 2013, Stanbridge College received the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) Community Service Award Winner for outstanding outreach to its local and global community. For each year from 2009 through 2013, Stanbridge has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Stanbridge College received an award from Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., as one of America's Best Technical Colleges for each year from 2009 through 2013. In 2008-2009 Stanbridge College was the recipient of the School of Excellence Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and since 2007 it has maintained one of the highest continuous pass rates in California on the NCLEX-PN nursing exam, with a 92% six year average pass rate. For more information, please visit www.stanbridge.edu or call (949) 794-9090.
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