Stanbridge University

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Stanbridge University
PresidentYasith Weerasuriya
2041 Business Center Drive,
Irvine, California 92612
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MascotGreat horned owl

Stanbridge University is a private institution for higher education with locations in Irvine, California and Alhambra, California. Stanbridge University offers education in nursing and allied health in Orange County, Los Angeles County, and online.

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


Campus-based programs include theory and hands-on training in both laboratories at Stanbridge University and clinical partner facilities in Southern California. 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 University and require no physical travel to a campus, or (as is the case with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Degree Completion) program) only two days spent visiting the campus to assure degree completion.[3]


Stanbridge University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). This university is a California Bureau of Private Post Secondary Education, BPPE, approved facility.[4]

Stanbridge University Los Angeles is a branch campus of Stanbridge University Irvine, California. Stanbridge University Los Angeles is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

The Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing at Stanbridge University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ([5]

The Associate of Science in Nursing degree is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses.[6]

The 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 in Orange County. The Stanbridge University - Los Angeles, Alhambra Branch Campus Occupational Therapy Assistant program is pending accreditation.

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Stanbridge University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

The Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology degree program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA)[7]

The Vocational Nursing program is approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, BVNPT in Orange County and Los Angeles.[8].

Stanbridge University is approved for veterans education benefits under Title 32 and 33 of the GI Bill in addition to WIOA training benefits from various Workforce Investment Boards including those in Irvine, Westminster, Santa Ana, Anaheim, South Bay and Riverside.


For each year from 2009 through 2015, Stanbridge University 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.[9][10]

In 2017, Stanbridge University was awarded the 2017 School of the Year Award by California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) for outstanding educational practices among higher education institutions. [11]

In 2016, Stanbridge University was designated the 2016 Gold Award for Excellence in Community Service by CAPPS — an award appointed to private institutions that offer higher education programs and make extensive efforts to uplift the community.[12]

Stanbridge University is a 2014-2015 School of Excellence Award recipient from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), which accredits 800 colleges and universities.[13]

In 2015 Stanbridge was recognized for their Excellence in Student Services by the ACCSC. In 2013, Stanbridge was named the ACCSC Community Service Award Winner.[14]

Stanbridge has been recognized by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. from 2009 to 2016 as one of America's Best Technical Colleges, based upon the student loan default rate for the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs compiled by the U.S. Department of Education.[15]

Licensure and certification pass rates[edit]

Stanbridge University has the following pass rates in 2017:

  • Associate of Science in Nursing (RN): 100% NCLEX-RN exam pass rate [16]
  • Physical Therapist Assistant degree program: 99% NPTE for PTA exam pass rate [17]
  • Occupational Therapy degree program: 100% NBCOT-OTR exam pass rate [18]
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant degree program: 97% NBCOT-COTA exam pass rate for Orange County campus [19]
  • Vocational Nurse program: 94.8% NCLEX-PN exam pass rate for Orange County campus [20]

University name change[edit]

Effective January 1, 2017, Stanbridge College changed its name to Stanbridge University. The change was approved by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). The change reflects the increased breadth of academic scholarship for its undergraduate and graduate programs in Nursing and Allied Health.


Stanbridge University's flagship campus relocated in Orange County in 1997. The Irvine based school is just east of Newport Beach, south of Costa Mesa, and is adjacent to John Wayne Airport.[21] In 2018, Stanbridge University opened its branch campus in Alhambra, CA in Los Angeles County. The branch campus is east of Downtown Los Angeles, south of Pasadena, between the 710 and 10 freeways.

The Irvine campus has classrooms, computer labs, teaching clinics, and laboratory spaces for Nursing, Veterinary Technology, OT, OTA, and PTA programs.

Stanbridge University offers the Vocational Nursing diploma and Occupational Therapy Assistance degree program at its Los Angeles County branch campus in Alhambra, CA along with classrooms, skills labs, simulation labs and training technology including virtual reality and synthetic cadavers.

Stanbridge University's Learning Resource Center includes electronic resources and computers, a print collection, LAN pod stations, and collaboration rooms.[22]

Virtual Reality (VR) Lab[edit]

The Virtual Reality(VR) Lab is one of the largest medical training virtual reality labs in the U.S. featuring zSpace virtual reality (VR) all-in-one computers on campus. The lab features zSpace[23] Education Systems equipped with stylus pens, 3D glasses, and screens enabling 360-degree camera angles. Using these, students can observe and interact with virtual-holographic models and animations. The lab also features the world's first virtual dissection table, the Anatomage Table [24], which is the most technologically advanced anatomy visualization system in the world containing segmented cadaver scans of hundreds of bodies and many species; the Anatomage Table is available for all programs to utilize in the VR Lab.[25]

Human Cadaver Lab[edit]

The on-campus Cadaver Lab at Stanbridge University is the first Synthetic Human Cadaver Lab on the West Coast[26] as a medical training resource. It houses both real and synthetic human cadaver specimens. The real human cadavers are provided by the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, Willed Body Program. The specimens are preserved in large, in-house refrigeration units maintained at 38 degrees Fahrenheit.

The 2 full-body synthetic cadavers were constructed by SynDaver Labs,[27] and include removable and replaceable bones, muscles, blood vessels, veins, and organs for tactile learning.

Both real and synthetic cadavers serve as a learning tool to teach students human anatomy.

Synthetic Canine Cadaver Lab[edit]

The Synthetic Canine Cadaver Lab is equipped with SynDaver Surgical Canines from SynDaverTM Labs[28], for veterinary technician training, and is the first of its kind on the West Coast. The canine cadavers are simulation robots that are iPad controlled and feature life-like muscles, bones, organs, and can breathe, bleed, pulse and urinate. Students use these models to learn and master hands-on skills like suturing, catheterization, intubation, dentistry, and more.[29]

Canine Patient Training Simulator[edit]

The Stanbridge University Veterinary Technology Teaching Clinics are host to the world's first high-fidelity Canine Patient Simulator.[30] Built by Cornell University's Professor of College of Veterinary Sciences, Dr. Daniel Fletcher, D.V.M, Ph.D., the technology allows students to practice making emergency clinical decisions with real-time physiological feedback in a controlled environment. The manikin replicates scenarios including respiratory constriction, airway obstruction, and functions that could occur during anesthesia such as changes in oxygen levels, blood pressure, and respiratory rate. These changes trigger real-time alarms and reactions for students to troubleshoot through CPR and other skills. The simulator collects data from the students’ responses to help evaluate student performance.

Simulation Lab[edit]

The on-campus Simulation Lab at Stanbridge University features six hospital beds, high fidelity breathing, crying, and talking simulation manikins: Laerdal[31] SimMan 3G, SimMom, and SimNewB. The manikins are capable of simulating patient scenarios such as cardiac arrest, stroke, and birth. Instructors are additionally able to speak through the manikins, facilitating real-time feedback and interaction with patients.

Nursing Skills Labs[edit]

Stanbridge University has three Nursing Skills Labs on campus equipped with 26 hospital beds, patient manikins, and mobile electronic medical records (EMR) charting carts.[32]

Therapy Skills Labs[edit]

The eight Therapy Skills Labs for the Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistant, and Physical Therapist Assistant programs are outfitted with on-campus exercise equipment, adaptive equipment, mobility devices, therapeutic activities, positioning devices, physical agent modalities, and home-simulation areas for instruction and training.[33]

Veterinary Technology Surgical Teaching Clinics[edit]

The Veterinary Technology Surgical Teaching Clinics include 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, and the Son Mate® II dental unit. The clinics also feature fully functional examination and surgical laboratory suites to expose students to clinical practice.[34]

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.[35]

Driving Simulator Lab[edit]

The on-campus Driving Simulator Lab is a first-hand learning facility where OT graduate students practice driving assessments and learn to help clients who experienced strokes and other neurological incidents with the multidimensional aspects of the occupation of driving. The lab includes WT-960 Tran-Sit Car Transfer Simulator and STISIM Drive Interactive Driving Simulator System, and is the first Driving Simulator Lab in Orange County, California.[36]

Student life[edit]

Community service[edit]

REACH - Beyond the Classroom is a Stanbridge University service learning and community service initiative. Stanbridge University supports various non-profit partners through fundraising and volunteer opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to participate in. Some partner organizations include The Free Wheel Chair Mission, The Goodwill Fitness Center, the Irvine Animal Care Center, A Wish For Animals, the Amanda Foundation, Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California, Downtown Dog Rescue, Smile Train, Mercy Corps, Our Lady of Guadalupe Community Housing for the elderly, Project HOPE School, Orange County Parks, Life College, Wounded American Veterans Experience Scuba (WAVES), and Doctors Without Borders.[37]

Alumni Association[edit]

The Alumni Association at Stanbridge University provides graduates with resume and portfolio preparation, career placement assistance, professional skill workshops, and career fairs.[38]


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