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Vocational Nurse

Apply to the Vocational Nurse Program

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Schedule

Program Duration2

1808 Clock Hours including theory and clinical/105 Quarter Credit Hours (The approximate time to complete the program will vary according to the start and end dates of a cohort and ranges from 13 – 14 months for full time and 26 – 28 months for part time, including school and national holidays, breaks between terms, a one week break at Thanksgiving and a two week break in December.) Employment/Job Title: Licensed Vocational Nurse.

Program Schedule3

Full-time

Theory 2 days a week 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tutoring 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Clinical 3 days a week 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Part-time

Theory 2 evenings a week 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday
Tutoring 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Clinical Sat. & select Sundays 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

NCLEX Exam Prep

NCLEX Exam Prep

Created by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX - PN) is the exam required for all nursing students to pass in order to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in the United States. Consequently, the questions focus on your ability to make decisions in various patient care scenarios under critical conditions. The NCLEX test requires that you understand the basic principles of nursing and apply this to different elements of patient safety management.

With a 91% multi-year average NCLEX-PN exam pass rate from program inception,1 Stanbridge College strives to ensure that you are fully prepared to take the NCLEX-PN examination. The Vocational Nurse program includes cumulative reviews and exit exams in Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3. Term 4 includes a comprehensive practice test, in addition to NCLEX licensure preparation with multiple standardized diagnostic exams. You will receive learning materials with 3,000 NCLEX examination practice questions, yours to keep. After graduation, Stanbridge College continues your exam preparation with online mentorship and subject-specific reviews and assessments while you wait for board authorization to take the test.

Admissions

Admissions

Stanbridge College accepts applications for admission to our diploma and degree programs on an open enrollment basis. To apply, please complete the following steps. Your Admissions Representative will provide you with details for each step.

  • Meet with your Admissions Representative for a personal tour of the campus.
  • Take the entrance exam appropriate for your educational level and program.
  • Provide proof of high school graduation, a GED or a higher degree.
  • Meet with a Financial Aid Representative to review your tuition funding options.
  • Complete enrollment paperwork and background check.
  • Attend an orientation prior to the start of your program. In the orientation, you receive course books, uniforms and important information to help you begin your classes and manage your time at Stanbridge College.
Accreditation

Accreditation

The Stanbridge College Vocational Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). The BVNPT is located at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive Suite 205, Sacramento, CA 95833 and can be reached at (916) 263-7800. Their website is www.bvnpt.ca.gov.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Furthering your education is an investment with lifelong returns. A diploma or degree can open doors to exciting career opportunities, and greatly increase your earning potential. We understand that funding your studies can be overwhelming, which is why Stanbridge College has a dedicated Financial Aid team to guide you through various options and help identify the best financial aid package for your needs.

Our team is there to answer questions as you fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and plan your financial aid package. Stanbridge College has the following financial aid programs available to those who qualify:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Direct Loans
  • Federal Direct Parent (PLUS) Loans
  • Sallie Mae Loans
  • Cal Grants
Transfer Information

Transfer Information

Diploma and Degree Programs Transfer of Credit

Students may request an evaluation of their previous coursework for possible transfer credit, provided that before the beginning of their program at Stanbridge College, they provide the Registrar proof of satisfactory completion (such as an official transcript from a school that is regionally or nationally accredited, PACE and DANTES courses, or a course of study or training in the Armed Forces of the United States) or American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendation and equivalency of the coursework to the Stanbridge College course.

Students requesting evaluation of their transcripts must provide a description from the school catalog for each course for which transfer credit is requested. If the course description from the school catalog is not sufficient by itself to evaluate whether the course is equivalent, a course syllabus or outline of each course for which transfer credit is requested will be required. ACE credit recommendations will be considered only for General Education course credit, not technical or core course credit or Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) program prerequisite science course (SCI prefix) credit.

Transfer credit will be granted only for those courses:

  • for which a grade of "C" or better ("C+" in prerequisite science courses and "B" for nursing courses in the ADN program) was earned or proof of passing a vendor’s certification examination is provided; and
  • which are determined to be equivalent in content and academic level to those required in the student’s program at Stanbridge College;
  • Certain courses in specific programs may have to be completed within 3 – 5 calendar years of the date of the student's start of coursework at the college in order to be accepted for transfer credit.

For more information on transfer credit and information specific to the diploma or degree of interest, please read the current Stanbridge College catalog.

US Military/VA Students

US Military/VA Students

Stanbridge College recognizes the heroic service and sacrifices that our nation's active and veteran military personnel and their families have made for our country. Transitioning from the military to civilian life and starting a career can be challenging. That is why Stanbridge College provides guidance for servicemen and women and their families to help them prepare for a degree.

For all US military veterans and eligible students, Stanbridge College will:

  • conduct an evaluation of previous education and training;
  • grant appropriate credit;
  • shorten the training period proportionately; and
  • notify the VA and student accordingly.

1 Source: California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (Board) Licensure Examination Pass Rates; http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/education/vn_stats.shtml. As viewed on January 18, 2016.

2 Program duration subject to change.

3 Program schedule subject to change.

4 References to non-Stanbridge College products, services, or organizations do not imply University endorsement of the products, services, or organizations.

The Stanbridge College Vocational Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). The BVNPT is located at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive Suite 205, Sacramento, CA 95833 and can be reached at (916) 263-7800. Their website is www.bvnpt.ca.gov.

Hemodialysis Technician

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schedule

Schedule

Program Duration2

616 Clock Hours/28 Quarter Credit Hours (The approximate time to complete the program will vary according to the start and end dates of a cohort and ranges from 8 – 10 months, including school and national holidays, a one week break at Thanksgiving and a two week break in December.)

Program Schedule3

Phase I:
Didactic
Mon./Wed. or Tues./Thurs.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Phase II:
Clinical
3 days a week, 12 slots each day. Approx. 2 Months

CDC CHT Exam Prep

CDC CHT Exam Prep

During your program, Stanbridge College helps you prepare to take the California Dialysis Council (CDC) Certified Hemodialysis Technicians certification exam to become a Certified Hemodialysis Technician (CHT). With a 95% multi-year average CDC CHT exam pass rate from program inception,1 we strive to ensure each Hemodialysis Technician student is confident and fully prepared.

The CDC Certified Hemodialysis Technicians certification exam is designed to cover kidney failure, principles of dialysis, hemodialysis devices, vascular access, procedures and complications, dialyzer reprocessing, and water treatment. The questions focus on your ability to make decisions in various patient care scenarios under critical conditions. The exam requires that you understand the basic principles of hemodialysis and apply this to different elements of patient safety management.

Stanbridge College continuously provides top-of-the-line examination preparation to assist students in successfully preparing for their exam. These services are provided at no additional charge.

Admissions

Admissions

Stanbridge College accepts applications for admission to our diploma and degree programs on an open enrollment basis. To apply, please complete the following steps. Your Admissions Representative will provide you with details for each step.

  • Meet with your Admissions Representative for a personal tour of the campus.
  • Take the entrance exam appropriate for your educational level and program.
  • Provide proof of high school graduation, a GED or a higher degree.
  • Meet with a Financial Aid Representative to review your tuition funding options.
  • Complete enrollment paperwork and background check.
  • Attend an orientation prior to the start of your program. In the orientation, you receive course books, uniforms and important information to help you begin your courses and manage your time at Stanbridge College.
Accreditation

Accreditation

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, CA 95899-7416; Phone (916) 327-2445.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Furthering your education is an investment with lifelong returns. A diploma or degree can open doors to exciting career opportunities, and greatly increase your earning potential. We understand that funding your studies can be overwhelming, which is why Stanbridge College has a dedicated Financial Aid team to guide you through various options and help identify the best financial aid package for your needs.

Our team is there to answer questions as you fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and plan your financial aid package. Stanbridge College has the following financial aid programs available to those who qualify:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Direct Loans
  • Federal Direct Parent (PLUS) Loans
  • Sallie Mae Loans
  • Cal Grants
Transfer Information

Transfer Information

Diploma and Degree Programs Transfer of Credit

Students may request an evaluation of their previous coursework for possible transfer credit, provided that before the beginning of their program at Stanbridge College, they provide the Registrar proof of satisfactory completion (such as an official transcript from a school that is regionally or nationally accredited, PACE and DANTES courses, or a course of study or training in the Armed Forces of the United States) or American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendation and equivalency of the coursework to the Stanbridge College course.

Students requesting evaluation of their transcripts must provide a description from the school catalog for each course for which transfer credit is requested. If the course description from the school catalog is not sufficient by itself to evaluate whether the course is equivalent, a course syllabus or outline of each course for which transfer credit is requested will be required. ACE credit recommendations will be considered only for General Education course credit, not technical or core course credit or Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) program prerequisite science course (SCI prefix) credit.

Transfer credit will be granted only for those courses:

  • for which a grade of "C" or better ("C+" in prerequisite science courses and "B" for nursing courses in the ADN program) was earned or proof of passing a vendor’s certification examination is provided; and
  • which are determined to be equivalent in content and academic level to those required in the student’s program at Stanbridge College;
  • Certain courses in specific programs may have to be completed within 3 – 5 calendar years of the date of the student's start of coursework at the college in order to be accepted for transfer credit.

For more information on transfer credit and information specific to the diploma or degree of interest, please read the current Stanbridge College catalog.

US Military/VA Students

US Military/VA Students

Stanbridge College recognizes the heroic service and sacrifices that our nation's active and veteran military personnel and their families have made for our country. Transitioning from the military to civilian life and starting a career can be challenging. That is why Stanbridge College provides guidance for servicemen and women and their families to help them prepare for a degree.

For all US military veterans and eligible students, Stanbridge College will:

  • conduct an evaluation of previous education and training;
  • grant appropriate credit;
  • shorten the training period proportionately; and
  • notify the VA and student accordingly.

1 Source: California Dialysis Council, CHT Exam http://www.californiadialysis.org/cht-exam/exam-results.aspx. As viewed on January 18, 2016.

2 Program duration subject to change.

3 Program schedule subject to change.

Associate of Science in Nursing (RN)

Apply to the Associate of Science in Nursing (RN) Program

Please fill out the following application form. There is no application fee. If you have any questions, please contact learn@stanbridge.edu.

Application Form.
Request Information

Learn more about the Associate of Science in Nursing (RN) Program

Thank you for your interest in Stanbridge College. If you'd like to learn more about this program, please fill out the form below. If you are ready to apply, please click the Application Form tab to access the application form. There is no application fee.

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Schedule

Schedule

Program Duration2

119.5 Quarter Credit Hours (The approximate time to complete the program will vary according to the start and end dates of a cohort and ranges from 24 – 25 months, including school and national holidays, breaks between terms, a one week break at Thanksgiving and a two week break in December.)

Program Schedule3

In general, students will attend classes for 3 or 4 days a week; 1 to 2 days shall be theory and 1 to 2 days shall be clinical. Theory classes are scheduled from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm and lab/clinical for 8 or 12-hour shifts. Clinical sessions may be scheduled on the day, evening or night shift and on weekdays or weekends.

NCLEX-RN Exam Prep

NCLEX-RN Exam Prep

Created by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX - RN) is required for all nursing students to pass in order to become a Registered Nurse in the United States. The examination upholds a strict level of competency and critical thinking in a series of four categories including safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, psychosocial integrity, and physiological integrity. Preparing for the NCLEX-RN is critical to your success as a student and professional.

As a commitment to your professional training, the Associate of Science in Nursing program weaves NCLEX-RN exam preparation within its curriculum, clinical practice and overall instruction. Practice tests, practice questions, and one-on-one instructor guidance give you a comprehensive review throughout your program, after graduation, and right up until you take the test.

Admissions

Admissions Timelines


Applicants must meet the following deadlines for the next start date. Applicant deadlines subject to change.

Process Due Date
Application Deadline July 1, 2016
Applicant Notification August 1, 2016
New Student Orientation October 4, 6, and 8, 2016
Start of Class October 10, 2016

Admissions Criteria

Ready to begin the Associate of Science in Nursing? We're excited to help you get off to a great start on your educational path.

To get started, please call 888-378-6676 or contact an Admissions Representative at learn@stanbridge.edu.

Prospective students must provide and complete the following:

1. Complete an application for the Associate of Science in Nursing degree program and submit it to Admissions via email at adn@stanbridge.edu or fax it to 877-752-8234. Click here to apply now and start your admissions application process for an early decision.

2. Please attend one of the information sessions offered on campus. Click here to sign up for the next available session.

3. Meet with an Admissions Representative to discuss the requirements for admission to the program.

4. Schedule and attend a meeting with a Financial Aid Officer.

5. Submit an official transcript of record showing possession of a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as a (GED), from an accredited secondary school or an associate’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university.


6. Take the Accuplacer examination and achieve the following minimum scores on each test of this examination: Reading Comprehension 70; Sentence Skills 54; Arithmetic 46; and Elementary Algebra 26.

7. Submit the Transfer of Credit Request form and related documentation for evaluation of possible transfer credit. Transfer credit will only be granted under the following conditions:

  • The course is equivalent to one required in the ADN program.
  • Required prerequisite science courses must have been completed within five (5) years of the date of enrollment. Depending on specific factors evaluated on an individual basis, required prerequisite science courses may be accepted if they have been completed within ten (10) years of the date of enrollment. Prerequisite English and math courses must be completed prior to the date of enrollment. Nursing courses must have been completed within three (3) years of the date of enrollment.
  • The grade in a prerequisite course in science (Human Anatomy, Physiology, General Microbiology) is 2.5 or higher; in another prerequisite course (English Composition, College Algebra I) or general education course (Introduction to Sociology, Developmental Psychology, Speech Communication) is 2.0 or higher; or in an RN nursing course is 3.0 or higher.
  • An applicant may receive competency-based credit for an RN nursing course by passing a written examination on the theory objectives and a skills demonstration on the clinical objectives of the course. The Program Director will administer this process.

8. Complete a background check.

9. Write an essay and have an interview with the Program Director or designate.

  • The interviewer will use a Candidate Interview form for the interview and will award points for the applicant’s essay and responses during the interview according to a departmental rubric. The interviewer will also award points according to the departmental rubric for the applicant’s score on the Accuplacer examination; completion of an academic degree; completion of relevant prerequisite courses; grade point average for the completed prerequisite courses; and current certificates and/ or work experience or volunteer work. The interviewer will combine these points with the points awarded for the interview into a total score according to the departmental rubric. Based on the total score, the applicant will be ranked among the other applicants who are applying for admission to the program with the current cohort.
  • The thirty (30) applicants who have met the minimum requirements for admission to the ADN program, and who have the highest number of combined points awarded according to the departmental rubric, will be accepted for admission to the current cohort. Should an opening occur, the applicant who has the next highest number of combined points may be accepted for admission. If there are more than thirty (30) individuals qualified for admission to a given cohort, those who are not admitted to the current cohort may reapply to be considered for admission to a subsequent cohort.

10. File all required documents with Admissions at least two (2) calendar weeks prior to the interview with the Program Director or designate and ensure all required proof of physical examination, immunizations, and valid CPR card is submitted to Admissions seven (7) days prior to the start of orientation.

11. Provide an official transcript of record demonstrating proficiency in English if the applicant obtained a high school diploma or postsecondary degree in a non-English speaking country. For this purpose, applicants must obtain the minimum score on one of the tests listed in the college’s catalog.

12. Applicants will be notified of admission to the program by a letter of invitation. An applicant may only decline the letter of invitation twice and must repeat steps 2-10 above if he or she reapplies for admission to the program.

13. Applicants who are not admitted to the ADN program may reapply for admission by repeating steps 2-10.

14. Applicants reapplying for admission only have to resubmit official transcripts of record if they have taken additional courses since the previous application for admission.

Please note, only students who have completed all of the prerequisite courses may be admitted to the first two (2) cohorts.

Accreditation Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Furthering your education is an investment with lifelong returns. A diploma or degree can open doors to exciting career opportunities, and greatly increase your earning potential. We understand that funding your studies can be overwhelming, which is why Stanbridge College has a dedicated Financial Aid team to guide you through various options and help identify the best financial aid package for your needs.

Our team is there to answer questions as you fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and plan your financial aid package. Stanbridge College has the following financial aid programs available to those who qualify:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Direct Loans
  • Federal Direct Parent (PLUS) Loans
  • Sallie Mae Loans
  • Cal Grants
Transfer Information

Transfer Information

Diploma and Degree Programs Transfer of Credit

Students may request an evaluation of their previous coursework for possible transfer credit, provided that before the beginning of their program at Stanbridge College, they provide the Registrar proof of satisfactory completion (such as an official transcript from a school that is regionally or nationally accredited, PACE and DANTES courses, or a course of study or training in the Armed Forces of the United States) or American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendation and equivalency of the coursework to the Stanbridge College course.

Students requesting evaluation of their transcripts must provide a description from the school catalog for each course for which transfer credit is requested. If the course description from the school catalog is not sufficient by itself to evaluate whether the course is equivalent, a course syllabus or outline of each course for which transfer credit is requested will be required. ACE credit recommendations will be considered only for General Education course credit, not technical or core course credit or Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) program prerequisite science course (SCI prefix) credit.

Transfer credit will be granted only for those courses:

  • for which a grade of "C" or better ("C+" in prerequisite science courses and "B" for nursing courses in the ADN program) was earned or proof of passing a vendor’s certification examination is provided; and
  • which are determined to be equivalent in content and academic level to those required in the student’s program at Stanbridge College;
  • Certain courses in specific programs may have to be completed within 3 – 5 calendar years of the date of the student's start of coursework at the college in order to be accepted for transfer credit.

For more information on transfer credit and information specific to the diploma or degree of interest, please read the current Stanbridge College catalog.

US Military/VA Students

US Military/VA Students

Stanbridge College recognizes the heroic service and sacrifices that our nation's active and veteran military personnel and their families have made for our country. Transitioning from the military to civilian life and starting a career can be challenging. That is why Stanbridge College provides guidance for servicemen and women and their families to help them prepare for a degree.

For all US military veterans and eligible students, Stanbridge College will:

  • conduct an evaluation of previous education and training;
  • grant appropriate credit;
  • shorten the training period proportionately; and
  • notify the VA and student accordingly.

1 Source: California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (Board) Licensure Examination Pass Rates; http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/education/vn_stats.shtml. As viewed on January 18, 2016.

2 Program duration subject to change.

3 Program schedule subject to change.

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

Apply to the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program

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Learn more about the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program

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schedule

Schedule

Program Duration2

108 Quarter Credit Hours (The approximate time to complete the program will vary according to the start and end dates of a cohort and ranges from 23 – 24 months for full time and 29 –30 months for part time, including school and national holidays, breaks between terms, a one week break at Thanksgiving and a two week break in December.)

Program Schedule3

Full-Time:

Three to four days per week
Theory Classes 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Lab Classes 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Offsite Fieldwork
Monday - Friday
8 hour shifts, time dependent on clinical facility

Part-Time:

Terms 1, 2, 3, 4 – on campus classes and skills lab
2 evenings per week
Classes 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Theory courses
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Labs
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Terms 3, 4 – offsite level 1 fieldwork
Monday – Friday
1 week each, 8 hour shifts, time dependent on clinical facility
Terms 5 and 6 – on campus classes and offsite level 2 fieldwork
Monday – Friday
8 weeks each, 8 hour shifts, time dependent on clinical facility

Program Review Course

3 days per week
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

NBCOT COTA Exam Prep and Retention Rates

NBCOT COTA Exam Prep and Retention Rates

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®) is a not-for-profit credentialing agency that provides certification for the occupational therapy profession. The NBCOT COTA examination serves the public interest by developing, administering, and continually reviewing a certification process that reflects current standards of competent practice in occupational therapy. As one of the final milestones before becoming a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, the examination’s questions focus on your ability to make decisions in various patient care scenarios under critical conditions. The COTA exam requires that you understand the basic principles of occupational therapy, client-centered intervention plans, evidence-based practice interventions and overall professional standards.

Our unyielding commitment to our students' preparation for the NBCOT COTA exam includes cumulative review and exit exams followed by a comprehensive end-of-program review and NBCOT COTA exam preparation. These services are provided at no additional charge to our students.

RESULTS OF NATIONAL BOARD FOR CERTIFICATION IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (NBCOT) EXAMINATION

Annual Retention Rates

Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating On-time Graduation Rate* Total Number Graduating Ultimate Graduation Rate**
2012 30/27 90% 0 90%
2013 101/91 90% 7 97%
2014 105/100 95% 4 99%
2015 140/125 89% Not yet available Not yet available
Total 376/343 91% 11 94%

*On-time Graduation Rate: includes students who graduated within their original projected year of graduation.

**Ultimate Graduation Rate: total number of graduates who completed the program within 150% of the program length falling in a later year than the their original projected year of graduation.

Accreditation

Accreditation

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by 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, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE's telephone number, c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.aota.org.

Admissions

Admissions

Stanbridge College accepts applications for admission to our diploma and degree programs on an open enrollment basis. To apply, please complete the following steps. Your Admissions Representative will provide you with details for each step.

  • Meet with your Admissions Representative for a personal tour of the campus.
  • Take the entrance exam appropriate for your educational level and program.
  • Provide proof of high school graduation, a GED or a higher degree.
  • Complete entrance questionnaire.
  • Attend an interview with a designated member of the OTA faculty.
  • Meet with a Financial Aid Representative to review your tuition funding options.
  • Complete enrollment paperwork.
  • Attend an orientation prior to the start of your program. In the orientation, you receive course books, uniforms and important information to help you begin your courses and manage your time at Stanbridge College.
Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Furthering your education is an investment with lifelong returns. A diploma or degree can open doors to exciting career opportunities, and greatly increase your earning potential. We understand that funding your studies can be overwhelming, which is why Stanbridge College has a dedicated Financial Aid team to guide you through various options and help identify the best financial aid package for your needs.

Our team is there to answer questions as you fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and plan your financial aid package. Stanbridge College has the following financial aid programs available to those who qualify:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Direct Loans
  • Federal Direct Parent (PLUS) Loans
  • Sallie Mae Loans
  • Cal Grants
Transfer Information

Transfer Information

Diploma and Degree Programs Transfer of Credit

Students may request an evaluation of their previous coursework for possible transfer credit, provided that before the beginning of their program at Stanbridge College, they provide the Registrar proof of satisfactory completion (such as an official transcript from a school that is regionally or nationally accredited, PACE and DANTES courses, or a course of study or training in the Armed Forces of the United States) or American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendation and equivalency of the coursework to the Stanbridge College course.

Students requesting evaluation of their transcripts must provide a description from the school catalog for each course for which transfer credit is requested. If the course description from the school catalog is not sufficient by itself to evaluate whether the course is equivalent, a course syllabus or outline of each course for which transfer credit is requested will be required. ACE credit recommendations will be considered only for General Education course credit, not technical or core course credit or Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) program prerequisite science course (SCI prefix) credit.

Transfer credit will be granted only for those courses:

  • for which a grade of "C" or better ("C+" in prerequisite science courses and "B" for nursing courses in the ADN program) was earned or proof of passing a vendor’s certification examination is provided; and
  • which are determined to be equivalent in content and academic level to those required in the student’s program at Stanbridge College;
  • Certain courses in specific programs may have to be completed within 3 – 5 calendar years of the date of the student's start of coursework at the college in order to be accepted for transfer credit.

For more information on transfer credit and information specific to the diploma or degree of interest, please read the current Stanbridge College catalog.

US Military/VA Students

US Military/VA Students

Stanbridge College recognizes the heroic service and sacrifices that our nation's active and veteran military personnel and their families have made for our country. Transitioning from the military to civilian life and starting a career can be challenging. That is why Stanbridge College provides guidance for servicemen and women and their families to help them prepare for a degree.

For all US military veterans and eligible students, Stanbridge College will:

  • conduct an evaluation of previous education and training;
  • grant appropriate credit;
  • shorten the training period proportionately; and
  • notify the VA and student accordingly.

1 Source: NBCOT Pass Rates; https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx. As viewed on January 18, 2016.

2 Program duration subject to change.

3 Program schedule subject to change.

4 References to non-Stanbridge College products, services, or organizations do not imply University endorsement of the products, services, or organizations.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by 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, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE's telephone number, c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.aota.org.

Applicants must be aware that felony convictions and other character issues could disqualify them from taking the NBCOT exam, as well as individual state licenses. For more information regarding this and other certification questions, or to obtain an Early Determination Review prior to starting your program, please contact the NBCOT.

Credentialing Services at NBCOT

12 S. Summit Avenue, Suite 100, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877.

Phone: (301) 990-7979. Email: character.review@nbcot.org

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

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schedule

Schedule

Program Duration2

122 Quarter Credit Hours (The approximate time to complete the program will vary according to the start and end dates of a cohort and ranges from 23 – 24 months, including school and national holidays, breaks between terms, a one week break at Thanksgiving and a two week break in December.)

Program Schedule3

Full-time

Four days a week.
Theory classes meet 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Clinical lab sessions meet 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Clinical Practicum and Affiliation Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NPTE for PTA Exam Prep

NPTE for PTA Exam Prep

The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) is a non-profit credentialing agency that provides certification for the Physical Therapy profession. The NPTE for PTAs provides a standard evaluation of PTA candidates. It also protects the public interest in having only those persons who have the requisite knowledge of physical therapy be licensed to practice physical therapy. As one of the final milestones before becoming a licensed PTA professional, the NPTE for PTAs questions focus on your ability to make decisions in various patient care scenarios under critical conditions. The NPTE for PTAs test requires that you understand the basic principles of physical therapy including data collection, diseases/conditions that impact effective treatment, interventions, equipment and devices, therapeutic modalities and apply this to different elements of patient safety management.

With a 97% NPTE for PTA exam pass rate in 2014,1 we're committed to our students’ preparation for the NPTE for PTAs includes cumulative review and exit exams in terms 1, 2, 3, and 4. In term 5, students receive a comprehensive end-of-program review and NPTE for PTA Exam Preparation course. Stanbridge College continuously provides top-of-the-line examination preparation materials and courses to assist students in successfully completing their exam. These services are provided at no additional charge to our students.

RESULTS OF NATIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR PTA EXAMINATION

Accreditation Admissions

Admissions

Stanbridge College accepts applications for admission to our diploma and degree programs on an open enrollment basis. To apply, please complete the following steps. Your Admissions Representative will provide you with details for each step.

  • Meet with your Admissions Representative for a personal tour of the campus.
  • Take the entrance exam appropriate for your educational level and program.
  • Provide proof of high school graduation, a GED or a higher degree.
  • Complete entrance questionnaire, essay, and interview.
  • Meet with a Financial Aid Representative to review your tuition funding options.
  • Complete enrollment paperwork.
  • Attend an orientation prior to the start of your program. In the orientation, you receive course books, uniforms and important information to help you begin your classes and manage your time at Stanbridge College.
Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Furthering your education is an investment with lifelong returns. A diploma or degree can open doors to exciting career opportunities, and greatly increase your earning potential. We understand that funding your studies can be overwhelming, which is why Stanbridge College has a dedicated Financial Aid team to guide you through various options and help identify the best financial aid package for your needs.

Our team is there to answer questions as you fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and plan your financial aid package. Stanbridge College has the following financial aid programs available to those who qualify:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Direct Loans
  • Federal Direct Parent (PLUS) Loans
  • Sallie Mae Loans
  • Cal Grants
Transfer Information

Transfer Information

Diploma and Degree Programs Transfer of Credit

Students may request an evaluation of their previous coursework for possible transfer credit, provided that before the beginning of their program at Stanbridge College, they provide the Registrar proof of satisfactory completion (such as an official transcript from a school that is regionally or nationally accredited, PACE and DANTES courses, or a course of study or training in the Armed Forces of the United States) or American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendation and equivalency of the coursework to the Stanbridge College course.

Students requesting evaluation of their transcripts must provide a description from the school catalog for each course for which transfer credit is requested. If the course description from the school catalog is not sufficient by itself to evaluate whether the course is equivalent, a course syllabus or outline of each course for which transfer credit is requested will be required. ACE credit recommendations will be considered only for General Education course credit, not technical or core course credit or Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) program prerequisite science course (SCI prefix) credit.

Transfer credit will be granted only for those courses:

  • for which a grade of "C" or better ("C+" in prerequisite science courses and "B" for nursing courses in the ADN program) was earned or proof of passing a vendor’s certification examination is provided; and
  • which are determined to be equivalent in content and academic level to those required in the student’s program at Stanbridge College;
  • Certain courses in specific programs may have to be completed within 3 – 5 calendar years of the date of the student's start of coursework at the college in order to be accepted for transfer credit.

For more information on transfer credit and information specific to the diploma or degree of interest, please read the current Stanbridge College catalog.

US Military/VA Students

US Military/VA Students

Stanbridge College recognizes the heroic service and sacrifices that our nation's active and veteran military personnel and their families have made for our country. Transitioning from the military to civilian life and starting a career can be challenging. That is why Stanbridge College provides guidance for servicemen and women and their families to help them prepare for a degree.

For all US military veterans and eligible students, Stanbridge College will:

  • conduct an evaluation of previous education and training;
  • grant appropriate credit;
  • shorten the training period proportionately; and
  • notify the VA and student accordingly.

1 Source: The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy; http://blog.stanbridge.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2015-FSBPT-Pass-Rates-Doc.pdf. As viewed on January 18, 2016.

2 Program duration subject to change.

3 Program schedule subject to change.

Veterinary Technology

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schedule

Schedule

Program Duration2

115.5 Quarter Credit Hours (The approximate time to complete the program will vary according to the start and end dates of a cohort and ranges from 23 – 24 months, including school and national holidays, breaks between terms, a one week break at Thanksgiving and a two week break in December.)

Program Schedule3

Full-time:

Term 1 through Term 5 – Theory
4 days a week (Monday - Thursday)
Classes 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Term 6 – Offsite field work

Monday through Friday
Time in accordance with internship site hours

VTNE Exam Prep

VTNE Exam Prep

The Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) is one of the final milestones required for all veterinary technician graduates to take and pass to become a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in the United States. Created by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards, the VTNE focuses on testing your skills and knowledge of animal care and ability to make decisions in various scenarios under critical conditions. Categories include pharmacy and pharmacology, surgical nursing, dentistry, animal care and nursing, laboratory procedures, diagnostic imaging, anesthesia, and more.

Our commitment to your preparation for certification exams provides you with a comprehensive end-of-program review. Stanbridge College continuously offers top-of-the-line examination preparation to assist you in successfully completing your exam. These services are provided at no additional charge.

Accreditation

Accreditation

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) (1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360; phone; 800.248.2862; www.avma.org). The Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology degree has been approved by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, ACCSC.

Accreditation
Admissions

Admissions

Stanbridge College accepts applications for admission to our diploma and degree programs on an open enrollment basis. To apply, please complete the following steps. Your Admissions Representative will provide you with details for each step.

  • Meet with your Admissions Representative for a personal tour of the campus.
  • Take the entrance exam appropriate for your educational level and program.
  • Provide proof of high school graduation, a GED or a higher degree.
  • Complete entrance questionnaire, essay, and interview.
  • Meet with a Financial Aid Representative to review your tuition funding options.
  • Complete enrollment paperwork.
  • Attend an orientation prior to the start of your program. In the orientation, you receive course books, uniforms and important information to help you begin your classes and manage your time at Stanbridge College.

To get started, please attend one of the information sessions offered on campus. Click here to sign up for the next available session.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Furthering your education is an investment with lifelong returns. A diploma or degree can open doors to exciting career opportunities, and greatly increase your earning potential. We understand that funding your studies can be overwhelming, which is why Stanbridge College has a dedicated Financial Aid team to guide you through various options and help identify the best financial aid package for your needs.

Our team is there to answer questions as you fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and plan your financial aid package. Stanbridge College has the following financial aid programs available to those who qualify:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Direct Loans
  • Federal Direct Parent (PLUS) Loans
  • Sallie Mae Loans
  • Cal Grants
Transfer Information

Transfer Information

Diploma and Degree Programs Transfer of Credit

Students may request an evaluation of their previous coursework for possible transfer credit, provided that before the beginning of their program at Stanbridge College, they provide the Registrar proof of satisfactory completion (such as an official transcript from a school that is regionally or nationally accredited, PACE and DANTES courses, or a course of study or training in the Armed Forces of the United States) or American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendation and equivalency of the coursework to the Stanbridge College course.

Students requesting evaluation of their transcripts must provide a description from the school catalog for each course for which transfer credit is requested. If the course description from the school catalog is not sufficient by itself to evaluate whether the course is equivalent, a course syllabus or outline of each course for which transfer credit is requested will be required. ACE credit recommendations will be considered only for General Education course credit, not technical or core course credit or Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) program prerequisite science course (SCI prefix) credit.

Transfer credit will be granted only for those courses:

  • for which a grade of "C" or better ("C+" in prerequisite science courses and "B" for nursing courses in the ADN program) was earned or proof of passing a vendor’s certification examination is provided; and
  • which are determined to be equivalent in content and academic level to those required in the student’s program at Stanbridge College;
  • Certain courses in specific programs may have to be completed within 3 – 5 calendar years of the date of the student's start of coursework at the college in order to be accepted for transfer credit.

For more information on transfer credit and information specific to the diploma or degree of interest, please read the current Stanbridge College catalog.

US Military/VA Students

US Military/VA Students

Stanbridge College recognizes the heroic service and sacrifices that our nation's active and veteran military personnel and their families have made for our country. Transitioning from the military to civilian life and starting a career can be challenging. That is why Stanbridge College provides guidance for servicemen and women and their families to help them prepare for a degree.

For all US military veterans and eligible students, Stanbridge College will:

  • conduct an evaluation of previous education and training;
  • grant appropriate credit;
  • shorten the training period proportionately; and
  • notify the VA and student accordingly.

1 National Association of Veterinary Technicians; www.navta.net/?page=chapter_of_the_year. As viewed on January 18, 2016.

2 Program duration subject to change.

3 Program schedule subject to change.

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) (1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360; phone; 800.248.2862; www.avma.org). The Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology degree has been approved by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, ACCSC.

RN to BSN Degree Completion

Apply to the RN to BSN Degree Completion Program

Please fill out the following application form. There is no application fee. If you have any questions, please contact learn@stanbridge.edu.

Legal Name:

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No

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I have a current ADN/RN license.


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Readiness Quiz

Online Learning Readiness Quiz

I have access to a high-speed Internet connection (DSL, cable, dorm, etc)

I have no problem retaining information if I read it.

I am comfortable using a forum to complete assignments.

I can plan and manage my time so that my work is on time and complete.

I can express myself in writing using proper grammar and spelling.

I am comfortable learning through individual reading and study.

I can learn from online lectures, videos, podcasts and forums.

I have a computer onto which I can install software for the course.

I can set aside 5-8 hours per week to devote to each class.

If needed, I am comfortable asking my classmates or instructor for help.

Schedule & Courses

Schedule & Courses

Program Duration3

180 Quarter Credit Hours * (The approximate time to complete the program will vary according to the start and end dates of a cohort and ranges from 23 – 24 months, including school and national holidays, breaks between terms and a two week break in December.)

*Note: Completion of the 90 total quarter hours of credit, when added to the 90 quarter hours of transferred credit from the required Associate’s Degree, will total the 180 quarters hours of credit required for a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. For more information, please read the Stanbridge College Catalog.

Program Courses4

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Online Degree Completion) Courses

  • Role Transformation in Nursing
  • Health Promotion through the Life Cycle
  • Theoretical Models in Nursing
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Health Informatics
  • Business Communication in Healthcare
  • Cultural Identity and Diversity
  • Principles of Teaching
  • Pathopharmacology I
  • Pathopharmacology II
  • Ethics in the Life Sciences
  • Leadership, Economics and Management
  • Advanced Physical Assessment *
  • Community-Based Nursing **
  • Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • Nursing Research
  • Capstone

* This course includes 16 hours of instruction on campus.

** This course includes a clinical component of 75 hours.

Admissions

Admissions

Before you get started, read below about prerequisites, credit transfers and the application process itself. Applications are free and accepted on an open enrollment basis.

  1. Prior to applying to Stanbridge College, please contact our Admissions office at 888-378-6676 or contact us here. Our Admissions Representatives will guide you through confirming your prerequisites and application.
  2. Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Online Degree Completion) program at Stanbridge College begins with having both a current RN licensure from the state in which you practice and associate’s degree (Associate of Arts or Associate of Science) program from an accredited institution. Your Admissions Representative will ask you to send official transcripts from all universities or colleges and post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended prior to Stanbridge College (attention: Registrar). Please read the current Stanbridge College Catalog for more information.
  3. We also recommend you take the Online Learning Readiness Quiz to ensure that online learning is a good fit for you.
  4. Start filling out your online application form. There is no fee for this application.
Mission & Goals

Mission & Goals

Program Mission Statement

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Degree Completion) program develops the resources of registered nurses (RNs) as they transition into the professional nursing role. The program provides theoretical and evidence-based education and incorporates knowledge from related disciplines. These experiences are facilitated by the acquisition of knowledge, critical thinking and expertise in each nursing course. The goal of the program is to prepare graduates for positions where they will provide quality health care in diverse settings as well as leadership and education for patients, families, other staff members and the healthcare organization as a whole.

Program Goals

During the Bachelor of Science program the student will:

  1. Utilize prior learning as a foundation for acquisition and application of knowledge during the nursing program.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to apply theoretical and evidence-based practice models in research and practice applications.
  3. Identify and apply leadership, quality improvement, and patient safety principles during patient care and management situations.
  4. Develop the ability to integrate Information Management and Patient Care technology in patient care.
  5. Develop the ability to recognize and utilize health care policy, financial systems, and the requirements of the regulatory environment in a variety of healthcare settings.
  6. Describe and formulate professional communication and collaboration for improving patient health outcomes.
  7. Describe and apply health promotion, injury, and disease prevention concepts across the lifespan and in the community.
  8. Define, develop and understand the role and professionalism of the nurse in baccalaureate nursing practice, including professional values, leadership, management, and evidence-based patient care.

The program will assist students and faculty to:

  1. Synthesize and integrate ethical and safety standards, including utilization of cultural diversity in patient care for patients, families, and the community.
  2. Explain and develop the leadership role as a manager and professional member of the profession, utilizing current economic principles, quality improvement, and management processes.
  3. Utilize theoretical and evidence-based practice models in the development of the professional roles of provider and manager of care.
  4. Develop and integrate the ability to utilize technology and communication skills for quality care for patients, families and the community.
  5. Recognize and integrate health promotion, disease recognition, and assessment knowledge for safe patient care throughout the lifespan.
  6. Develop and practice the principles of teaching and interdisciplinary communication for safe and effective patient care for diverse patient populations.
  7. Develop and integrate the ability to use research and professional values in nursing practice.
  8. Support and encourage a culture of community service for students and faculty.
  9. Engage the student in learning by using teaching strategies appropriate to learner needs, based on current and prior learning, while using the online learning system to support the teaching and learning process.
  10. Integrate needs of the students, faculty, and community in planning and implementing the curriculum.
Partners

Partners

Stanbridge College has built partnerships with hospitals and healthcare institutions to enable them to provide their employees with reduced tuition benefits. Stanbridge College offers reduced tuition benefits for employees and members of organizations throughout the nation. Partners include corporations, health systems, school districts and professional associations in a wide range of industries. The following are some benefits to being a Stanbridge Partner:

Recruitment and Retention

The Stanbridge College Online Reduced Tuition Program is a great addition to your employee and member benefit packages.

Professional Skill Building

Stanbridge College online degree programs will enable your employees or members to build upon their professional skills.

Partnership Advisors

When your organization becomes a Stanbridge College Institutional Partner, you will be assigned a personal partnership advisor who will assist you with program implementation, promotion, applicant inquiries and evaluation.

Request more information

Accreditation Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Furthering your education is an investment with lifelong returns. A diploma or degree can open doors to exciting career opportunities, and greatly increase your earning potential. We understand that funding your studies can be overwhelming, which is why Stanbridge College has a dedicated Financial Aid team to guide you through various options and help identify the best financial aid package for your needs.

Our team is there to answer questions as you fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and plan your financial aid package. Stanbridge College has the following financial aid programs available to those who qualify:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Direct Loans
  • Federal Direct Parent (PLUS) Loans
  • Sallie Mae Loans
  • Cal Grants
Transfer Information

Transfer Information

Diploma and Degree Programs Transfer of Credit

Students may request an evaluation of their previous coursework for possible transfer credit, provided that before the beginning of their program at Stanbridge College, they provide the Registrar proof of satisfactory completion (such as an official transcript from a school that is regionally or nationally accredited, PACE and DANTES courses, or a course of study or training in the Armed Forces of the United States) or American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendation and equivalency of the coursework to the Stanbridge College course.

Students requesting evaluation of their transcripts must provide a description from the school catalog for each course for which transfer credit is requested. If the course description from the school catalog is not sufficient by itself to evaluate whether the course is equivalent, a course syllabus or outline of each course for which transfer credit is requested will be required. ACE credit recommendations will be considered only for General Education course credit, not technical or core course credit or Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) program prerequisite science course (SCI prefix) credit.

Transfer credit will be granted only for those courses:

  • for which a grade of "C" or better ("C+" in prerequisite science courses and "B" for nursing courses in the ADN program) was earned or proof of passing a vendor’s certification examination is provided; and
  • which are determined to be equivalent in content and academic level to those required in the student’s program at Stanbridge College;
  • Certain courses in specific programs may have to be completed within 3 – 5 calendar years of the date of the student's start of coursework at the college in order to be accepted for transfer credit.

For more information on transfer credit and information specific to the diploma or degree of interest, please read the current Stanbridge College catalog.

US Military/VA Students

US Military/VA Students

Stanbridge College recognizes the heroic service and sacrifices that our nation's active and veteran military personnel and their families have made for our country. Transitioning from the military to civilian life and starting a career can be challenging. That is why Stanbridge College provides guidance for servicemen and women and their families to help them prepare for a degree.

For all US military veterans and eligible students, Stanbridge College will:

  • conduct an evaluation of previous education and training;
  • grant appropriate credit;
  • shorten the training period proportionately; and
  • notify the VA and student accordingly.

1 Bestcolleges.com, 2015 Best Online RN to BSN programs. Data sourced from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and College Navigator; http://www.bestcolleges.com/features/best-online-rn-to-bsn-programs. As viewed on January 18, 2016.

2 Source: Web Marketing Association; http://www.webaward.org/winner.asp?eid=20724#.UucOivbTmlM. As viewed on January 18, 2016

3 Program duration subject to change.

4 Program courses subject to change.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Apply to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program

Please fill out the following application form. There is no application fee. If you have any questions, please contact learn@stanbridge.edu.

Legal Name:

Mailing Address

Disclosures

Are you a veteran?

Yes

No

Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

Yes

No

Education

Please list all institutions attended, including the degree earned, your major or field of study, and the dates attended.

By clicking the button above, I consent to representatives of Stanbridge College contacting me about educational opportunities via email, text or phone including my mobile phone if provided above, using an automatic dialer or pre-recorded messages. I understand that this consent is not required in order to enroll. I understand if I do not wish to consent, I may call 888-378-6676 for more information.

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Learn more about the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program

Thank you for your interest in Stanbridge College. If you'd like to learn more about this program, please fill out the form below. If you are ready to apply, please click the Application Form tab to access the application form. There is no application fee.

By clicking the button above, I consent to representatives of Stanbridge College contacting me about educational opportunities via email, text or phone including my mobile phone if provided above, using an automatic dialer or pre-recorded messages. I understand that this consent is not required in order to enroll. I understand if I do not wish to consent, I may call 888-378-6676 for more information.

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Readiness Quiz

Online Learning Readiness Quiz

I have access to a high-speed Internet connection (DSL, cable, dorm, etc)

I have no problem retaining information if I read it.

I am comfortable using a forum to complete assignments.

I can plan and manage my time so that my work is on time and complete.

I can express myself in writing using proper grammar and spelling.

I am comfortable learning through individual reading and study.

I can learn from online lectures, videos, podcasts and forums.

I have a computer onto which I can install software for the course.

I can set aside 5-8 hours per week to devote to each class.

If needed, I am comfortable asking my classmates or instructor for help.

Schedule & Courses

Schedule & Courses

Program Duration2

48 Quarter Credit Hours (The approximate time to complete the program will vary according to the start and end dates of a cohort and ranges from 24 – 25 months including school and national holidays, breaks between terms and a two week break in December.) This program is delivered completely online. Students will choose from Nurse Educator or Nurse Executive elective concentrations.

Program Courses3

Stanbridge College Online offers two specializations tracks: the Master of Science in Nursing with an education specialization and the Master of Science in Nursing with an executive specialization.

The Master of Science in Nursing with an education specialization gives you the skills and knowledge to give back to your community in both academic and clinical settings. Nurse educators work in bachelor's and associate's degree programs, healthcare staff development, continuing education programs, or public education programs. You will learn how to create a teaching strategy, design curriculum, evaluate nursing students, and integrate evidence-based practice and technology.

The Master of Science in Nursing with an executive specialization will prepare you for administrative and leadership roles in the healthcare field. These positions require skills in management, organizational theory, human resources, ethics, legal issues, and healthcare technology. Our program allows you to gain these skills to improve patient care and overall management of your healthcare organization.

Nursing Core (Required of All Students)

  • Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing
  • Pathopharmacology
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Trends in Contemporary Nursing
  • Transcultural Nursing
  • Epidemiology
  • Leadership, Economics and Management
  • Leadership and Management in Nursing
  • Analysis of Data in Nursing
  • Research Methodologies

Nurse Educator Electives (4 of 6 courses required)

  • Nurse Educator – Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships
  • Teaching Strategies for the Nurse Educator
  • Curriculum Design and Evidence-Based Practice Implementation
  • Student Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education
  • Integrating Technology into Nursing Education
  • Educational Theory: Principles, Methods and Design

Nurse Executive Electives (4 of 6 courses required)

  • Healthcare Finance and Strategic Planning
  • Advanced Leadership and Management in Healthcare
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information and Healthcare Technologies
  • Ethical and Legal Perspectives of the Health System
  • Healthcare Policy

Capstone Courses (Required of All Students)

  • Capstone I (Directed Research)
  • Capstone II (Directed Research)

Master in Science in Nursing degree courses can be taken in a non-sequential order.

Admissions

Admissions

Before you get started, read below about prerequisites, credit transfers and the application process itself. Applications are free and accepted on an open enrollment basis.

  1. Prior to applying to Stanbridge College, please contact our Admissions office at 888-378-6676 or contact us here. Our Admissions Representatives will guide you through confirming your prerequisites and application.
  2. Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Stanbridge College begins with having both a current, unencumbered RN licensure from the state in which you practice and a bachelor's degree in healthcare administration or related field or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited institution. Your Admissions Representative will ask you to send official transcripts from all universities or colleges and post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended to Stanbridge College (attention: Registrar). Please read the current Stanbridge College Catalog for more information.
  3. We also recommend you take the Online Learning Readiness Quiz to ensure that online learning is a good fit for you.
  4. Start filling out your online application form. There is no fee for this application.
Mission & Goals

Mission & Goals

The Master of Science in Nursing program further develops the skills and expertise of the baccalaureate-prepared nurse to lead and create change within the nursing profession through evidence-based practice and leadership skills. Using informatics and other technologic advances to innovate and meet the needs of healthcare organizations, graduates will engage in higher-level practice within many healthcare settings. These graduates will foster practice innovation, use of theoretical and evidence-based practice and develop excellence through life-long learning and leadership within healthcare organizations.

Program Goals

During the Master of Science program the student will:

  1. Analyze various nursing theories and evidence-based models that may be utilized by a masters-prepared nurse in a variety of settings.
  2. Appraise current trends in medical care and nursing that will impact the masters- prepared nurse in various milieus.
  3. Synthesize the principles of cultural competence, cultural diversity and culturally appropriate family-centered care for clients and families of a different culture or ethnicity.
  4. Analyze health care policy, financial systems, and the requirements of the regulatory environment in a variety of healthcare settings to influence care for patient populations.
  5. Summarize principles of economics, informatics and epidemiology in various settings for various types of clients.
  6. Appraise care for quality and safety and integrate the principles of quality and safety appropriately in all care settings.
  7. Compare and contrast various leadership theories and styles utilized by the masters- prepared nurse in a variety of practice settings including interdisciplinary collaboration between disciplines.
  8. Differentiate statistical methods and various research methodologies to influence care in a variety of areas of nursing practice.
  9. Analyze the roles of nurse educator or nurse executive as a masters prepared nurse while promoting lifelong learning personally and professionally.
Partners

Partners

Stanbridge College has built partnerships with hospitals and healthcare institutions to enable them to provide their employees with reduced tuition benefits. Stanbridge College offers reduced tuition benefits for employees and members of organizations throughout the nation. Partners include corporations, health systems, school districts and professional associations in a wide range of industries. The following are some benefits to being a Stanbridge Partner:

Recruitment and Retention

The Stanbridge College Online Reduced Tuition Program is a great addition to your employee and member benefit packages.

Professional Skill Building

Stanbridge College online degree programs will enable your employees or members to build upon their professional skills.

Partnership Advisors

When your organization becomes a Stanbridge College Institutional Partner, you will be assigned a personal partnership advisor who will assist you with program implementation, promotion, applicant inquiries and evaluation.

Request more information.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Furthering your education is an investment with lifelong returns. A diploma or degree can open doors to exciting career opportunities, and greatly increase your earning potential. We understand that funding your studies can be overwhelming, which is why Stanbridge College has a dedicated Financial Aid team to guide you through various options and help identify the best financial aid package for your needs.

Our team is there to answer questions as you fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and plan your financial aid package. Stanbridge College has the following financial aid programs available to those who qualify:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Direct Loans
  • Federal Direct Parent (PLUS) Loans
  • Sallie Mae Loans
  • Cal Grants
Transfer Information

Transfer Information

Diploma and Degree Programs Transfer of Credit

Students may request an evaluation of their previous coursework for possible transfer credit, provided that before the beginning of their program at Stanbridge College, they provide the Registrar proof of satisfactory completion (such as an official transcript from a school that is regionally or nationally accredited, PACE and DANTES courses, or a course of study or training in the Armed Forces of the United States) or American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendation and equivalency of the coursework to the Stanbridge College course.

Students requesting evaluation of their transcripts must provide a description from the school catalog for each course for which transfer credit is requested. If the course description from the school catalog is not sufficient by itself to evaluate whether the course is equivalent, a course syllabus or outline of each course for which transfer credit is requested will be required. ACE credit recommendations will be considered only for General Education course credit, not technical or core course credit or Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) program prerequisite science course (SCI prefix) credit.

Transfer credit will be granted only for those courses:

  • for which a grade of "C" or better ("C+" in prerequisite science courses and "B" for nursing courses in the ADN program) was earned or proof of passing a vendor’s certification examination is provided; and
  • which are determined to be equivalent in content and academic level to those required in the student’s program at Stanbridge College;
  • Certain courses in specific programs may have to be completed within 3 – 5 calendar years of the date of the student's start of coursework at the college in order to be accepted for transfer credit.

For more information on transfer credit and information specific to the diploma or degree of interest, please read the current Stanbridge College catalog.

US Military/VA Students

US Military/VA Students

Stanbridge College recognizes the heroic service and sacrifices that our nation's active and veteran military personnel and their families have made for our country. Transitioning from the military to civilian life and starting a career can be challenging. That is why Stanbridge College provides guidance for servicemen and women and their families to help them prepare for a degree.

For all US military veterans and eligible students, Stanbridge College will:

  • conduct an evaluation of previous education and training;
  • grant appropriate credit;
  • shorten the training period proportionately; and
  • notify the VA and student accordingly.

1 Source: Web Marketing Association; http://www.webaward.org/winner.asp?eid=20724#.UucOivbTmlM. As viewed on January 18, 2016.

2 Program duration subject to change.

3 Program courses subject to change.

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT)

Apply to the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT) Program

If you are ready to begin your application process, you may use the Occupational Therapist Centralized Application Service (OTCAS). Click the button below to start the OTCAS application.

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Learn more about the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT) Program

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schedule

Schedule

Program Duration1

119.5 Quarter Credit Hours (The approximate time to complete the program will vary according to the start and end dates of a cohort and ranges from 26 – 28 months, including school and national holidays, breaks between terms, a one week break at Thanksgiving and a two week break in December.)

Program Schedule2

Term 1 through Term 5

Didactic courses - 2 days a week (exact days of the week vary by term)

Level I Fieldwork - 40 hours in each facility, Terms 2, 3 and 5
Time in accordance with fieldwork site hours

Level II Fieldwork - Two 12 week experiences, Terms 6 and 7
Monday through Friday
Time in accordance with fieldwork site hours

NBCOT OTR Exam Prep and Retention Rates

NBCOT OTR Exam Prep and Retention Rates

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®) is a not-for-profit credentialing agency that provides certification for the occupational therapy profession. The Occupational Therapist Registered (OTR) examination serves the public interest by developing, administering, and continually reviewing a certification process that reflects current standards of competent practice in occupational therapy.

As one of the final milestones before becoming an OTR, the exam’s questions focus on your decision-making ability in various client care scenarios under critical conditions. The OTR exam requires that you understand the basic principles of occupational therapy, client-centered intervention plans, evidence-based practice interventions and overall professional standards.

Our unyielding commitment to your preparation for certification exams provides you with a comprehensive end-of-program review. Stanbridge College continuously offers top-of-the-line examination preparation to assist you in successfully completing the exam. These services are complimentary for students.

RESULTS OF NATIONAL BOARD FOR CERTIFICATION IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (NBCOT) EXAMINATION

Annual Retention Rates

Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2016 32/Results not available Results not available
2017 Results not available Results not available
2018 Results not available Results not available
Accreditation

Accreditation

The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Admissions

Admissions


Ready to learn more about the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree program? To get started, please attend one of the information sessions offered on campus. Click here to sign up for the next available session.

If you are ready to begin your application process, you may use the Occupational Therapist Centralized Application Service (OTCAS). Click here to start the OTCAS application.

Admissions Timelines

Applicants must meet the following deadlines for the next start date. Applicant deadlines subject to change.

Process Date
Application Deadline June 1, 2016
Applicant Notification July 1, 2016
New Student Orientation September 19, 20, and 21, 2016
Start of Class September 26, 2016

Admission Criteria

Prospective applicants must provide and complete the following to apply.

1. A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution, with all prerequisites completed, and with a 3.0 GPA in the earned undergraduate degree or in their last 60 semester (90 quarter) units completed.

2A. For General Applicants: Successful completion of all prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher. Each prerequisite course must be equivalent to 3 semester or 4.5 quarter credits and must have been completed within five years of the date of planned enrollment:

Human Anatomy (with laboratory)* Physiology*
One course in Anthropology or Sociology Abnormal Psychology
Introduction to Statistics Lifespan or Developmental Psychology

*If Human Anatomy and Physiology are taken as a combined course, they must be taken for two consecutive terms and must have a laboratory course in each term.

2B. For Applicants Bridging from Other Healthcare and Human Services Fields: Some time limits on prerequisites may be waived if applicants have been continually employed or licensed/certified in certain healthcare or human services fields (OTA, PTA, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, Athletic Trainer, etc.) since completion of the undergraduate program. Applicants will need to provide documentation for admission to the MSOT program.


3. An official Graduate Record Exam report with the following preferred minimum scores is required of all applicants who do not have a master's or doctoral degree:

Quantitative: 144 or higher
Verbal: 150 or higher
Analytical Writing: 3.5 or higher

4. A minimum of thirty (30) hours of documented volunteer experience or observation in an occupational therapy-related or other health care setting. At least sixteen (16) of the thirty (30) total hours must be in direct observation of an Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed (OTR/L) in a practice setting.

5. An application essay to be submitted as a writing sample. The content of the application essay will be specified during the application process.

6. Successful completion of an interview with the Program Director or designate.

7. Three letters of recommendation from faculty members, therapists, and employers.


8. Applicants who have earned their baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher education in a non-English speaking country must provide an official transcript of record demonstrating proficiency in English. For this purpose, applicants must obtain the minimum score on one of the following examinations:

TOEFL Exam
(School TOEFL Code # 6716)
(Test of English as a Foreign Language)
470 paper-based format
150 computer-based format
52 internet-based format
Kaplan English Level 6 and recommendation
AOI College Of Languages Level 6 and certificate
Step Eiken Test Step level 2A
American Language Program
(UCLA Extension)
Level 105 and recommendation
GEOS English Academy Level 6 and recommendation

Potential Impact of a Felony Conviction on a Graduate's Eligibility for Certification and Credentialing.

All students must sign a release form confirming knowledge of the felony conviction on eligibility for certification and credentialing. Please click here to see the form. Please note, students will sign this form during their orientation.

Questions? Please contact our Admissions Representatives at 888-378-6676 if you have any questions regarding the admissions process for this program.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Furthering your education is an investment with lifelong returns. A diploma or degree can open doors to exciting career opportunities, and greatly increase your earning potential. We understand that funding your studies can be overwhelming, which is why Stanbridge College has a dedicated Financial Aid team to guide you through various options and help identify the best financial aid package for your needs.

Our team is there to answer questions as you fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and plan your financial aid package. Stanbridge College has the following financial aid programs available to those who qualify:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Direct Loans
  • Federal Direct Parent (PLUS) Loans
  • Sallie Mae Loans
  • Cal Grants
Transfer Information

Transfer Information

Diploma and Degree Programs Transfer of Credit

Students may request an evaluation of their previous coursework for possible transfer credit, provided that before the beginning of their program at Stanbridge College, they provide the Registrar proof of satisfactory completion (such as an official transcript from a school that is regionally or nationally accredited, PACE and DANTES courses, or a course of study or training in the Armed Forces of the United States) or American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendation and equivalency of the coursework to the Stanbridge College course.

Students requesting evaluation of their transcripts must provide a description from the school catalog for each course for which transfer credit is requested. If the course description from the school catalog is not sufficient by itself to evaluate whether the course is equivalent, a course syllabus or outline of each course for which transfer credit is requested will be required. ACE credit recommendations will be considered only for General Education course credit, not technical or core course credit or Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) program prerequisite science course (SCI prefix) credit.

Transfer credit will be granted only for those courses:

  • for which a grade of "C" or better ("C+" in prerequisite science courses and "B" for nursing courses in the ADN program) was earned or proof of passing a vendor’s certification examination is provided; and
  • which are determined to be equivalent in content and academic level to those required in the student’s program at Stanbridge College;
  • Certain courses in specific programs may have to be completed within 3 – 5 calendar years of the date of the student's start of coursework at the college in order to be accepted for transfer credit.

For more information on transfer credit and information specific to the diploma or degree of interest, please read the current Stanbridge College catalog.

US Military/VA Students

US Military/VA Students

Stanbridge College recognizes the heroic service and sacrifices that our nation's active and veteran military personnel and their families have made for our country. Transitioning from the military to civilian life and starting a career can be challenging. That is why Stanbridge College provides guidance for servicemen and women and their families to help them prepare for a degree.

For all US military veterans and eligible students, Stanbridge College will:

  • conduct an evaluation of previous education and training;
  • grant appropriate credit;
  • shorten the training period proportionately; and
  • notify the VA and student accordingly.

1 Program duration subject to change.

2 Program schedule subject to change.

The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

NBCOT Pass Rates: https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.

Public Comment Procedure

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