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Alumni Association

The Alumni Association provides continued access to the university’s resources, news, and special events while facilitating a dynamic network amongst graduates. Members receive benefits, including extended career services, access to exclusive alumni workshops, social media networking, and invitations to complimentary professional networking events. Our mission is to foster a lifelong, mutually beneficial relationship between alumni, current students, and Stanbridge University.

Video: Connecting Past and Present: Alumni Network with Classmates, Instructors, and Students President’s Reception

Connecting Past and Present: Alumni Network with Classmates, Instructors, and Students President’s Reception

Video: Networking at the Vocational Nursing Career Fair

Networking at the Vocational Nursing Career Fair

Video: Networking at the ADN (RN) Career Fair

Networking at the ADN (RN) Career Fair

Professional Networking Events

Stanbridge University Alumni Association members receive invitations to professional networking events, such as President’s Receptions. These fully catered evenings feature live entertainment, games, dancing, and provide the opportunity for graduates to reconnect and network with fellow alumni.

Alumni Executive Board

The organization, led by an Alumni Executive Board of elected members, offers benefits such as extended career services and resume advice, and access to exclusive Allied Health continuing education workshops.

Annual Alumni of the Year Awards

Every year, Stanbridge University encourages alumni and current graduates to apply for the prestigious Alumni of the Year Awards. These awards recognize individual graduates who have gained distinction through professional accomplishments, community service, and leadership.

Skill Development and CE Workshops

Graduates and current students refine skills and earn continuing education units in areas such as Dementia Care, Wound Care, and Hands-On Static Splinting. Stanbridge University subsidizes prices for its graduates, making the workshops more affordable.

Creating a Lasting Relationship

The mission of the Alumni Association is to foster a lifelong relationship between alumni, current students, and Stanbridge University. The Alumni Association provides graduates with continued access to the university’s resources, news, and special events.

Peer Tutoring

As part of the Peer Tutoring Program at Stanbridge University, dedicated alumni return to work with current students in either group or individual sessions. They help refine classroom or clinical skills for those who may require extra guidance.

Alumni Photo Gallery

The Stanbridge Alumni Association rallied alumni and students to enjoy a night of baseball and cheer on the Angels vs. Dodgers in Anaheim.

The Stanbridge Alumni Association rallied alumni and students to enjoy a night of baseball and cheer on the Angels vs. Dodgers in Anaheim.

The President's Reception is a fun and relaxed way to encourage close relations amongst the Stanbridge community.

The President's Reception is a fun and relaxed way to encourage close relations amongst the Stanbridge community.

Students and alumni network with Southern California employers to learn more about their future careers.

Students and alumni network with Southern California employers to learn more about their future careers.

The Stanbridge Alumni Association has group outings all year long! Alumni and students cheer on the Duck’s hockey team at the Honda Center!

The Stanbridge Alumni Association has group outings all year long! Alumni and students cheer on the Duck’s hockey team at the Honda Center!

Stanbridge graduates are eligible to be nominated for Alumni of the Year Awards, which are presented during the annual Commencement Exercises.

Stanbridge graduates are eligible to be nominated for Alumni of the Year Awards, which are presented during the annual Commencement Exercises.

Guests enjoy a variety of fresh and delicious food at the President’s Reception.

Guests enjoy a variety of fresh and delicious food at the President’s Reception.

Games are a staple of campus events, with everyone in friendly competition to win prizes.

Games are a staple of campus events, with everyone in friendly competition to win prizes.

Alumni workshops are a valuable opportunity to develop new skills that appeal to potential employers.

Alumni workshops are a valuable opportunity to develop new skills that appeal to potential employers.

Former students – now busy professionals – relish the chance to catch up with old friends.

Former students – now busy professionals – relish the chance to catch up with old friends.

Stanbridge graduates raise a glass at the President's Reception.

Stanbridge graduates raise a glass at the President's Reception.

Alumni are eager to hear the latest news about each other’s career and family.

Alumni are eager to hear the latest news about each other’s career and family.

Upcoming Workshops

September 30th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

CE 1004 Tracheostomy Care and Oxygen Delivery Devices - $30.00

Understand reasons for a tracheostomy, care procedures, inner cannula, a tracheostomy tie, common complications, tube change, oxygen delivery devices, and suction/humidification.

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October 7th, 2017 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

CE 1002 Respiratory Ventilator Competency Course - $39.00

Concepts covered include respiratory terminology, diseases, equipment, and medication documentation. Procedures practiced include suctioning, ventilators and tracheostomy tube care.

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October 16th, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

CE 1005 Introduction to Wound Care: Part One - $25.00

Each year, millions of people suffer from acute and chronic non-healing wounds. Because non-healing wounds are one of the most significant complications of disease, all health care organizations seek nurses skilled in proper wound care.

The Introduction to Wound Care workshop will provide you with a complete understanding of proper wound care for patients with impaired skin integrity from convalescence to the acute care phase in any health care setting.

The material covered in this workshop is suitable for current students and alumni from the VN and ADN programs.

Education Level: Introductory/Basic

Instructor: Lupe Navarro, RN, CWCA
Lupe Navarro has been a registered nurse at West Anaheim Medical Center for the past 7 years. She is certified in wound care by the American Board of Wound Management and has provided consultation and in-service training for local home health agencies on wound care and wound prevention.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
*Recall the anatomy and physiology of the skin
*Describe the physiology of various common wound types and their healing processes
*Identify key factors affecting wound healing
*Describe risk factors for skin breakdown and pressure ulcer formation
*Identify pressure ulcer prevention strategies and treatments
*List the most common causes of lower extremity ulcers
*Identify steps in effective wound management
*Identify adjunctive wound care techniques
* Identify appropriate dressing selections

In order to receive credit, participants must complete a post-course assessment quiz.

Course Schedule
6:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Introduction
6:15 p.m. - 8:00pm Lecture: Anatomy and physiology of the skin, types of wounds and their healing processes, factors affecting wound healing
8:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Break
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Lecture and demonstration: types and application of wound dressings
9:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Discussion, quiz and course evaluation

CEU Contact Hours: 4
CEU Credits: 0.4
CEU Provider: Stanbridge College
BRN Provider # 15624

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15624 for 4 contact hours.

Attendance Policy: Learners are expected to attend 100% of scheduled class hours. Variable credit is not awarded. Learners are required to notify the College of an absence in advance of the scheduled course when possible or as soon as possible. Remediation of courses is not available for Continuing Education courses. Learners are tardy when they arrive 5 minutes late at the start of a course or are 5 minutes late returning from any break. Learners that have 2 or more tardies within a course will not receive a certificate of completion and forfeit any possible refund. Learners will be considered absent if they leave a course prior to the course being dismissed by the instructor.

Cancellation by Learner: Cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to the start of this course shall not be entitled to a refund. Learners who cancel within the 72 hour window may request to attend the next scheduled course with full credit for fees already paid; such a rescheduling can only occur once – i.e. you cannot cancel and reschedule twice for the same course.

Cancellation by Provider: In the event that a continuing education course is canceled by Stanbridge College for any reason, all enrolled learners will be notified via email and will receive a full refund within 7-10 business days.

Special Needs Request: If you would like to request academic adjustment or auxiliary aids, please contact the college’s Vice President of Instruction at 949.794.9090 Ext. 5217

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October 23rd, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

CE 1039 Introduction to Wound Care: Part Two - $25.00

Each year, millions of people suffer from acute and chronic non-healing wounds. Because non-healing wounds are one of the most significant complications of disease, all health care organizations seek nurses skilled in proper wound care.

This hands-on, interactive workshop is ideal for students, new graduates, and clinicians with little or no wound care experience. Practice wound identification, measurement and dressing on life-like wound simulation models for a wide variety of commonly seen wound care presentations including: all stages of pressure ulcers, tissue types, undermining, tunneling and surgical dehiscence. This coarse

The material covered in this workshop is suitable for current students and alumni from the VN and ADN programs.

Education Level: Introductory/Basic

Prerequisite: Introduction to Wound Care: Part One

Instructor: Lupe Navarro, RN, CWCA
Lupe Navarro has been a registered nurse at West Anaheim Medical Center for the past 7 years. She is certified in wound care by the American Board of Wound Management and has provided consultation and in-service training for local home health agencies on wound care and wound prevention.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
*Identify basic anatomy and physiology relevant to wound care
*Identify various wounds and their etiology based on characteristics
*Demonstrate proper wound assessment and measurement
*Identify various stages of pressure ulcers
*Identify the four stages of wound healing
*Describe wound interventions and develop treatment plans
*Differentiate between debridement options
*List the characteristics and functions of various wound dressings as well as factors to consider when selecting a dressing

In order to receive credit, participants must complete a post-course assessment.

Course Schedule
6:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Introduction
6:15 p.m. - 6:45pm Lecture: Anatomy and physiology of the skin, wound identification and etiologies, pressure ulcer staging, phases of wound healing
6:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Break
7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Demonstration and practice of wound assessment and measurement, wound interventions, and dressing
8:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Break
8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Demonstration and practice of wound vac application and wound treatment plans

CEU Contact Hours: 4
CEU Credits: 0.4
CEU Provider: Stanbridge College
BRN Provider # 15624

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15624 for 4 contact hours.

Attendance Policy: Learners are expected to attend 100% of scheduled class hours. Variable credit is not awarded. Learners are required to notify the University of an absence in advance of the scheduled course when possible or as soon as possible. Remediation of courses is not available for Continuing Education courses. Learners are tardy when they arrive 5 minutes late at the start of a course or are 5 minutes late returning from any break. Learners that have 2 or more tardies within a course will not receive a certificate of completion and forfeit any possible refund. Learners will be considered absent if they leave a course prior to the course being dismissed by the instructor.

Cancellation by Learner: Cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to the start of this course shall not be entitled to a refund. Learners who cancel within the 72 hour window may request to attend the next scheduled course with full credit for fees already paid; such a rescheduling can only occur once – i.e. you cannot cancel and reschedule twice for the same course.

Cancellation by Provider: In the event that a continuing education course is canceled by Stanbridge University for any reason, all enrolled learners will be notified via email and will receive a full refund within 7-10 business days.

Special Needs Request: If you would like to request academic adjustment or auxiliary aids, please contact the college’s Vice President of Instruction at 949.794.9090 Ext. 5217

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November 19th, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

CE 1009 Dementia Care - $20.00

This course is designed to provide healthcare professionals with a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and how changes in the brain and body resulting from this disease impact an individual’s behaviors and ability to communicate. Practical techniques are provided that enhance effective communication and reduce or prevent challenging behaviors associated with dementia.

The material covered in this workshop is suitable for alumni or current students of the VN, ADN, OTA or MSOT programs.

Education Level: Introductory/Basic

Instructor: Kim Bailey, MS Gerontology
Kim Bailey is a Program and Education Specialist with Alzheimer’s Association and Adjunct Professor of Gerontology at Vanguard University. She has over 20 years of experience serving the needs of older adults and their families.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
• Understand changes in the brain caused by Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia that affect communication and behavior
• Identify the principles and practical techniques on how to best communicate with individuals with dementia
• Demonstrate increased understanding of techniques to address challenging behaviors related to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

In order to receive credit, participants must complete a post-course assessment quiz.

Course Schedule
• 6:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Introduction of course topics and objectives
• 6:15 p.m. – 6:40 p.m. Alzheimer’s disease effects on the brain and symptoms
• 6:40 p.m. – 7:05 p.m. Communication challenges brought on by Alzheimer’s disease
• 7:05 p.m. – 7:20 p.m. Principles of communication
• 7:20 p.m. – 7:50 p.m. Compassionate and effective communication
• 7:50 p.m. – 8:35 p.m. Understanding and managing difficult behaviors
• 8:35 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Resources offered by Alzheimer’s Association
• 8:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Conclusion and questions

CEU Contact Hours: 3
CEU Credits: 0.3
CEU Provider: Stanbridge College
BRN Provider # 15624
Content Focus: Domain of OT: Performance Skills

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15624 for 3 contact hours.

Stanbridge College is pending continuing education provider approval from the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA continuing education units will only be awarded if the institution receives approval prior to the course.

Attendance Policy: Learners are expected to attend 100% of scheduled class hours. Variable credit is not awarded. Learners are required to notify the College of an absence in advance of the scheduled course when possible or as soon as possible. Remediation of courses is not available for Continuing Education courses. Learners are tardy when they arrive 5 minutes late at the start of a course or are 5 minutes late returning from any break. Learners that have 2 or more tardies within a course will not receive a certificate of completion and forfeit any possible refund. Learners will be considered absent if they leave a course prior to the course being dismissed by the instructor.

Cancellation by Learner: Cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to the start of this course shall not be entitled to a refund. Learners who cancel within the 72 hour window may request to attend the next scheduled course with full credit for fees already paid; such a rescheduling can only occur once – i.e. you cannot cancel and reschedule twice for the same course.

Cancellation by Provider: In the event that a continuing education course is canceled by Stanbridge College for any reason, all enrolled learners will be notified via email and will receive a full refund within 7-10 business days.

Special Needs Request: If you would like to request academic adjustment or auxiliary aids, please contact the college’s Vice President of Instruction at 949.794.9090 Ext. 5217

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March 9th, 2020 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

NCLEX-RN Review

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Upcoming Reach Events

September 26th, 2017 from 9:30am to 2:00pm

Active Shooter Drill - Anaheim Global Medical Center

Volunteers are needed to participate in the upcoming Active Shooter Drill at Anaheim Global Medical Center. This exercise will engage hospital staff and law enforcement in a realistically simulated emergency to evaluate the hospitals’ ability to respond in the event of an active shooter or mass casualty incident.

Volunteers are needed to pose as nurses, dead/injured victims, and family members. Roles will be assigned in advance so volunteers may dress in accordance with their roles.

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September 30th, 2017 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Second Harvest Food Distribution Center

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017 Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: 8014 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618

Second Harvest Food Bank provides food for 200,000 hungry people every month through their 122,000 square-foot distribution center. Volunteers are needed to sort and package food items that will be distributed to hungry families, children, and seniors in the community.

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November 4th, 2017 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Second Harvest Food Distribution Center

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017 Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: 8014 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618

Second Harvest Food Bank provides food for 200,000 hungry people every month through their 122,000 square-foot distribution center. Volunteers are needed to sort and package food items that will be distributed to hungry families, children, and seniors in the community.

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