Stanbridge College

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Stanbridge College
Established 1996
Type Private
President Yasith Weerasuriya
Academic staff 84
Students 1,200
Location Irvine, CA, USA
33°40′43.81″N 117°51′26.13″W / 33.6788361°N 117.8572583°W / 33.6788361; -117.8572583
Campus Urban
Colors Forest Green     
Mascot Great Horned Owl
Website www.stanbridge.edu

Stanbridge College is a private institution for higher education. Stanbridge College offers highly focused programs in allied health and information technology. Degrees and diploma programs are offered through online and at its campus in Irvine, California.

Stanbridge College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges, ACCSC.[1]

Programs[edit]

Programs at Stanbridge College include:

Information Technology[edit]

  • Associate of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Nursing[edit]

  • Vocational Nurse Diploma
  • Associate of Science in Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Online)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Online)
    • Nurse Educator Track
    • Nurse Executive Track

Occupational Therapy[edit]

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Associate of Occupational Science
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapist|Physical Therapist Assistant[edit]

  • Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Associate of Science

Hemodialysis[edit]

  • Hemodialysis Technician Diploma

Veterinary Technology[edit]

  • Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology

Campus based programs includes theory and hands-on training in both laboratories at Stanbridge College and clinical partner facilities in Orange County. Campus-based programs include multi-term and cumulative review for industry standard examination certification.[2]

Online programs are accessed through the Edverum online learning platform by Stanbridge College and require no physical travel to a campus.

Accreditations[edit]

Stanbridge College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). This college is a California Bureau of Private Post Secondary Education, BPPE, approved facility.[3]

The Stanbridge College Occupational Therapy Assistant program has received programmatic accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) through 2018/2019. AOTA is located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. Their website is http://www.aota.org.[4]

The physical therapist assistant program at Stanbridge College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website http://www.capteonline.org). The program's current status is probationary accreditation; for more information see http://www.capteonline.org/WhatWeDo/RecentActions/PublicDisclosureNotices/.

The college’s Vocational Nursing Program is accredited by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, BVNPT.[5]

The Associate of Science in Nursing degree is accredited by the California Board of Registered Nurses. Their website is http://www.rn.ca.gov/schools/rnprograms.shtml.

The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing at Stanbridge College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791. http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.

The Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology degree has been approved by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Stanbridge College is seeking accreditation for the Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology degree by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) (1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100 Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360; phone; 800.248.2862; http://www.avma.org). The program has submitted an Application for Initial Accreditation. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Accreditation.[6]

The Diploma in Hemodialysis Technician program has been approved by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, ACCSC. The Stanbridge College Diploma in Hemodialysis Technician program has been approved by the California Department of Health Services, P.O. Box 997416, MS 3301, Sacramento, CA95899-7416; Phone (916) 327-2445.

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program at Stanbridge College has applied for accreditation, and received “Candidacy Status,” by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. Their website is www.aota.org. The program has submitted an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Accreditation.[7]

Stanbridge College is a member of both CompTIA [8] and the Microsoft IT Academy.[9]

The college is approved for veterans education benefits under Title 32 and 33 of the GI Bill, in addition to WIA training benefits from various Workforce Investment Boards including: Irvine, Westminster, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Southbay and Riverside.

Award and Recognitions[edit]

For each year from 2009 through 2014, Stanbridge College has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.[10]

Stanbridge College has been recognized as one of America’s Best Technical and Four Year Colleges® by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. for each year from 2009 through 2014. This seal recognizes institutions whose student loan default rate is below the national average for institutions in their class. This award indicates great student support, course offerings relevant to economic growth, and workforce career success.[11]

Stanbridge College was named the 2013 ACCSC Community Service Award Winner by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), which accredits over 790 colleges and universities.[12]

In 2013, Stanbridge College’s online learning platform, Edverum™ was awarded the Outstanding Education Website WebAward by the Web Marketing Association for outstanding achievement in web development in the category of education.[13]

Stanbridge College is a 2008-2009 “School of Excellence Award” recipient from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).[14]

Stanbridge College has a NCLEX six year average pass rate of 92% for its vocational nursing program.[15] The NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) is the exam required to get licensed to legally practice as a nurse in the United States. It is created by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).[16]

Campus[edit]

The campus of Stanbridge College in Irvine, California

Originally located in central Irvine, California, United States, Stanbridge College moved to its present location in Orange County in 1997. The school is just east of Newport Beach, south of Costa Mesa, and borders Orange County’s only commercial airstrip, John Wayne Airport.[17]

The Irvine campus has classrooms, computer labs, and laboratory spaces for IT, Nursing, Hemodialysis, Veterinary Technology, OT, OTA and PTA programs. Stanbridge College’s Learning Resource Center includes electronic resources and computers, a print collection, LAN pod stations, and collaboration rooms.[18]

The Learning Resource System’s collection is fully available online, and consists of 3 research databases that host over 5,000 full-text, fully searchable periodicals. There is also 24/7 online chat answered by librarians, an automated grammar and plagiarism checker, and video tutorials.[19]

Stanbridge College - Learning Resource Center

Nursing Simulation Lab and Nursing Skills Lab[edit]

Stanbridge College Nursing Skills Lab is equipped with 10 hospital beds and the Nursing Simulation Lab has 6 hospital beds. Both labs have high fidelity simulation manikins including Laerdal SimMan 3G, SimMom and SimNewB in addition to nursing supplies and flat screen TVs displaying training materials above each hospital bed.[20]

Stanbridge College - Nursing Simulation Lab
Stanbridge College - Nursing Simulation Lab

Hemodialysis Skills Lab[edit]

The Hemodialysis Skills Lab includes Fresenius 2008K dialysis machines, cannulation arms, blood collection chairs, and HD, flat screen TVs displaying training materials and visual aids above each HDT workstation.[21]

Stanbridge College - Hemodialysis Skills Lab

Therapy Skills Labs[edit]

The four Therapy Skills Labs include training tools for Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistant programs on campus exercise equipment, adaptive equipment, mobility devices, therapeutic activities, positioning devices, physical agent modalities, and home-simulation areas for instruction and training.[22]

Stanbridge College - Therapy Lab
Stanbridge College - Therapy Lab
Stanbridge College - Therapy Lab

Veterinary Technology Skills Lab[edit]

The Veterinary Technology Skills Lab includes equipment and tools for students to learn practical skills. Equipment in the lab includes Rescue Critters® Canine and Feline Mannequins, HomeAgain® microchip scanner, Summit® 325 Fixed X-ray unit, Son Mate® II dental unit, and other tools to expose students to real world practice.[23]

Stanbridge College - Veterinary Technology Skills Lab

Sensory Immersion Lab[edit]

The Sensory Immersion Lab is a facility for students to learn how to treat persons with mental illness, dementia, as well as children with autism and other sensory disorders. The lab includes Wild Device Iom Biofeedback technology, Zero Gravity Recliner, a Wp-3 water panel, and other sensory tools to simulate environments for sensory immersion.[24]

Driving Simulator Lab[edit]

The on-campus Driving Simulator Lab is a facility in which students learn driving assessments and practices to treat elderly clients. The lab includes WT-960 Tran-Sit® Car Transfer Simulator and STISIM Drive™ Interactive Driving Simulator System.[25]

Classrooms[edit]

All classrooms at Stanbridge College are equipped with a SMART Board, Turning Technology student response clickers, laptops for each student, Microsoft PowerPoints available online with note saving availability, and computerized exams.

Stanbridge College - Hemodialysis Classroom

Online[edit]

Edverum™ is the proprietary, online learning platform created by Stanbridge College for online students. It features online course materials, messaging and discussion forms with instructors and classmates, and course progression reports for online students.

Student Life[edit]

Community Service[edit]

REACH - Beyond the Classroom is a Stanbridge College service learning and community service program. Stanbridge College supports various community service partners through fundraising and volunteer opportunities for students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in. Some partner organizations include Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, The Free Wheel Chair Mission, Smile Train, Mercy Corps, Project HOPE School, and Doctors Without Borders.[26]

Some of the past Stanbridge College REACH community service activities include:

  • building homes with Habitat for Humanity;[27]
  • assisting in saving over 350 lives through quarterly blood drives for the American Red Cross;[28]
  • fundraising for ShelterBox to help the tsunami victims of Japan;[29]
  • volunteering at free medical clinics in Los Angeles and Orange County;[30]
  • volunteering to help provide homeless military veterans with access to basic medical services with Veterans First OC;[31]
  • fundraising for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to help the Somalian famine crisis;[32]
  • serving lunches to the homeless students of Project Hope School;[33]
  • serving holiday meals to homeless military veterans with Veterans First OC;[34]
  • donating hundreds of toys for needy children to Toys for Tots;[35]
  • fundraising for Convoy of Hope to help the tornado victims in Joplin, Missouri;[36]
  • revitalizing Mary’s Kitchen, an OC homeless shelter and soup kitchen with Rebuilding Together OC;[37]
  • packing up over 100 care packages for US Marines serving overseas;[38]
  • serving meals to over 250 homeless people every month with Mariners Outreach;[39]
  • raising $1500 and collecting over 150 lbs of pet food and supplies for the Irvine Animal Care Center;[40]
  • donating over 200 sleeping bags, blankets and suitcases to people who are homeless in Orange County;[41]
  • raising $1,700 for the Southern California Special Olympics and volunteering the 2012 & 2013 Summer Games;[42]
  • raising over $2,900 and donating over 100 backpacks and school supplies to needy children in Orange County;
  • donating over 1,300 cans of food to the Orange County Second Harvest Food Bank;[43][44]
  • co-founding the Free Pantry Organization and donating funds and helping distribute over 22,000 lbs of food and groceries to the needy;[45]
  • raising $2,307 for the Alzheimer's Association 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's;[46]
  • planting 150 plants with the North Coastal Operations of the Orange County Parks at the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve;[47]
  • raising $5,000 to donate to the impoverished people in Sri Lanka to support vision health;[48]
  • raising $1,423 to help fund medical supplies to assist over 300 homeless people in Orange County [49] and
  • raising $10,196 to help ShelterBox and Doctors Without Borders disaster relief efforts for the victims of the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.[50]

Alumni Association[edit]

The Alumni Association at Stanbridge College provides graduates with resume and portfolio preparation, career placement assistance, professional skill workshops, and career fairs.[51]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.accsc.org/DirectorySearchResults.aspx?SearchRequest=Stanbridge%20College&Locations=&Programs=&Credentials=&Categorys=
  2. ^ http://www.stanbridge.edu
  3. ^ http://www.accsc.org/DirectorySearchResults.aspx?SearchRequest=Stanbridge%20College&Locations=&Programs=&Credentials=&Categorys=
  4. ^ http://www.aota.org/Educate/Schools/43171/38116.aspx
  5. ^ http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov
  6. ^ https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Education/Accreditation/Programs/Pages/applied.aspx
  7. ^ http://www.aota.org/en/Education-Careers/Find-School/Developing/OTMasters-Developing.aspx
  8. ^ http://www.comptia.org/home.aspx
  9. ^ http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/itacademy/ita-locator.aspx
  10. ^ http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/CNCS_HonorRollProgram_GeneralCommunityService_508.pdf
  11. ^ http://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/defaultmanagement/search_cohort.cfm
  12. ^ http://nursing.stanbridge.edu/?p=37864
  13. ^ http://www.webaward.org/winners.asp#.Up-xPI1Rei4
  14. ^ http://www.accsc.org
  15. ^ http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/education/vn_stats.shtml
  16. ^ https://www.ncsbn.org/index.htm
  17. ^ http://www.stanbridge.edu/s9/content/stanbridge-campus-location
  18. ^ http://www.stanbridge.edu/s9/content/lrs-about
  19. ^ http://www4.stanbridge.edu/s9/content/lrs-about
  20. ^ http://www.stanbridge.edu/s9/content/vn-why-stanbridge
  21. ^ http://www.stanbridge.edu/s9/content/hemo-why-stanbridge
  22. ^ http://www.stanbridge.edu/s9/content/ota-why-stanbridge
  23. ^ http://www4.stanbridge.edu/s9/content/vt-why-stanbridge
  24. ^ http://www4.stanbridge.edu/s9/content/msot-therapy-labs
  25. ^ http://www4.stanbridge.edu/s9/content/msot-therapy-labs
  26. ^ http://www.stanbridge.edu/s9/content/reach-home
  27. ^ http://nursing.stanbridge.edu/?p=21514
  28. ^ http://www.prlog.org/11699677-stanbridge-college-blood-drive-assists-red-cross-during-national-blood-shortage.html
  29. ^ http://www.shelterboxusa.org/news.php?id=692
  30. ^ http://nursing.stanbridge.edu/?p=21724
  31. ^ http://www.pr.com/press-release/356154
  32. ^ http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/gi_0199-15947912/Stanbridge-College-Donates-Over-1250.html
  33. ^ http://www.prlog.org/11604674-stanbridge-college-feeds-orange-county-homeless-children-continues-support-of-project-hope.html
  34. ^ http://www.execdigital.com/press_releases/stanbridge-college-students-gift-homemade-holiday-meals-to-homeless-veterans
  35. ^ http://www.pr.com/press-release/376821
  36. ^ http://www.dailyfinance.com/rtn/pr/stanbridge-college-raises-over-1-400-for-convoy-of-hope-disaster-relief-for-joplin-missouri/rfid463457999/
  37. ^ http://nursing.stanbridge.edu/?p=15964
  38. ^ http://www.prlog.org/11732178-stanbridge-college-students-send-christmas-spirit-to-overseas-marines.html
  39. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ7tMjWfjFY
  40. ^ http://www.pr.com/press-release/389409
  41. ^ http://www.prlog.org/11755713-stanbridge-college-provides-warmth-to-homeless-of-orange-county-for-the-holidays.html
  42. ^ http://nursing.stanbridge.edu/?p=27594
  43. ^ http://nursing.stanbridge.edu/?p=28394
  44. ^ http://nursing.stanbridge.edu/?p=26454
  45. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ7tMjWfjFY
  46. ^ http://nursing.stanbridge.edu/?p=38714
  47. ^ http://nursing.stanbridge.edu/?p=34054
  48. ^ http://nursing.stanbridge.edu/?p=23854
  49. ^ http://nursing.stanbridge.edu/?p=33124
  50. ^ http://nursing.stanbridge.edu/?p=39574
  51. ^ http://www.stanbridge.edu/s9/content/alumni-association

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