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Associate of Science inNursing

Hands-on training in world-class Nursing Simulation and Skills Labs

Comprehensive and highly integrated NCLEX-RN exam preparation

Learn anatomy in the first synthetic Human Cadaver Lab on the West Coast

Stanbridge College

Why Stanbridge?

Find your calling as a Registered Nurse (RN)

The Associate of Science in Nursing program at Stanbridge College prepares you to enter a fast-paced profession, confident to think critically, solve problems, and ultimately, heal those in need. Our program builds on your talents to define you not just as a licensed professional but also as a leader, ready to take on challenges and dedicate your life to saving others.

Video: Celebrating True Heroes: National Nurses Week for LVNs and RNs

Celebrating True Heroes: National Nurses Week for LVNs and RNs

Video: A Celebration of Achievement: Commencement Exercises

A Celebration of Achievement: Commencement Exercises

Video: Giving Back to the Community: Students Restore Local Environment

Giving Back to the Community: Students Restore Local Environment

World-Class Simulation Lab

Hands-on training in our world-class Simulation Lab helps you improve confidence to care for patients in a fast-paced environment. This lab features high-fidelity simulation manikins with pre-programmed patient scenarios including cardiac arrest, stroke, and birth. These breathing, talking, and crying manikins help test your skills and response time to critical conditions. You’ll review your actions and the patient’s real-time physiological responses with your instructors via video recorded simulations to help you focus on areas of improvement.

Nursing Skills Labs

Three Nursing Skills Labs emulate the real-world of patient care with 26 hospital beds, mobile electronic medical records charting carts, and patient manikins. In these labs, you’ll apply concepts and procedures to real-life scenarios in a safe and supervised environment.

Virtual Reality Meets Classroom Concepts

Experience the next innovation in learning inside one of the largest virtual reality labs for medical training in the U.S. Delve into high-fidelity, virtual-holographic 3D models and animations of over 1,000 biological and anatomical structures.

Human Cadaver Lab

The Human Cadaver Lab houses both real and synthetic human cadavers giving you an in-depth and tactile understanding of human anatomy. As the first cadaver lab on the West Coast to feature full-body synthetic human cadavers, you can get hands-on training with life-like body systems, bones, muscles, and organs.

Multi-Term NCLEX-RN Exam Prep

With an unyielding commitment to your preparation for licensure, we provide you with top-of-the-line examination preparation throughout your program and at an end-of-program review. With a 91% annual average NCLEX-PN pass rate1 in our Vocational Nursing program, we demonstrate a proven commitment to our nursing students’ success.

Innovative Digital Classrooms

Each classroom operates with a SMART Board, laptop workstations, and digital exams with instant score results. Access to online PowerPoint presentations with note-saving availability, instant student polling, and the digital Learning Resource System heightens the academic experience.

California Nursing Students Association

Join a collaborative, active, and engaging group of fellow nursing students and work together to serve local community needs and raise awareness of healthcare.

Serve Your Community with Your Skills

Providing the local community with healthcare services brings concepts learned in class to life in real healthcare environments.

An Early Focus on Career Development

One-on-one guidance gives you the tools to make a positive, lasting impression on future potential employers.

Small Class Sizes with High Faculty-to-Student Ratio

Learning in small groups in your clinical labs optimizes your time with instructors and gives you a deeper understanding of skills.

Inside the Classroom

Nursing students get an in-depth look at human anatomy and body systems on a synthetic human cadaver in the Human Cadaver Lab on campus.

Nursing students get an in-depth look at human anatomy and body systems on a synthetic human cadaver in the Human Cadaver Lab on campus.

In the Virtual Reality Lab, you can interact with high-fidelity, 3D models to gain an in-depth look at the inner workings of anatomy and biology.

In the Virtual Reality Lab, you can interact with high-fidelity, 3D models to gain an in-depth look at the inner workings of anatomy and biology.

Students practice patient care in small groups with guidance from their instructor in the Nursing Simulation Lab.

Students practice patient care in small groups with guidance from their instructor in the Nursing Simulation Lab.

Nursing students delve into human anatomy in the Anatomy and Physiology Lab dissecting spinal cords.

Nursing students delve into human anatomy in the Anatomy and Physiology Lab dissecting spinal cords.

Three Nursing Skills Labs give our students the ability to practice valuable skills with 26 hospital beds, simulation manikins, EMR carts, and professional nursing supplies.

Three Nursing Skills Labs give our students the ability to practice valuable skills with 26 hospital beds, simulation manikins, EMR carts, and professional nursing supplies.

The Stanbridge College Nursing Students’ Association (SCNSA) executive board leads fellow students in working together to promote OT and OTA to their community while hosting networking and service events.

The Stanbridge College Nursing Students’ Association (SCNSA) executive board leads fellow students in working together to promote OT and OTA to their community while hosting networking and service events.

Students learn how to properly monitor a patient’s vital signs on a high-fidelity simulation manikin.

Students learn how to properly monitor a patient’s vital signs on a high-fidelity simulation manikin.

Students learn from their actions as they review recorded footage of their performance in simulated patient care scenarios on SMART Board technology in the labs.

Students learn from their actions as they review recorded footage of their performance in simulated patient care scenarios on SMART Board technology in the labs.

The Stanbridge Nursing Simulation Lab houses high-fidelity human birthing simulation mother and infant manikins, for students to practice their labor and delivery skills.

The Stanbridge Nursing Simulation Lab houses high-fidelity human birthing simulation mother and infant manikins, for students to practice their labor and delivery skills.

The Nursing Simulation Lab includes seven high-fidelity simulation manikins and EMR carts to teach students proper patient care skills.

The Nursing Simulation Lab includes seven high-fidelity simulation manikins and EMR carts to teach students proper patient care skills.

Classrooms equipped with advanced learning technology, including SMART Boards, help students focus on their coursework and instruction.

Classrooms equipped with advanced learning technology, including SMART Boards, help students focus on their coursework and instruction.

The Learning Resource Center provides students with private collaboration rooms, quiet study rooms, and a computer lab.

The Learning Resource Center provides students with private collaboration rooms, quiet study rooms, and a computer lab.

Program Guidebook

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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 January 1, 2017
Applicant Notification February 1, 2017
New Student Orientation TBD
Start of Class TBD

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 preferred minimum scores on each test of this examination: Reading Comprehension 90; Sentence Skills 54; Arithmetic 46; and Elementary Algebra 26. Take the ATI Critical Thinking Assessment Entrance Exam and achieve a preferred minimum score of 68% to be eligible for an interview.

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 give the Registrar of the college proof of satisfactory completion (such as an official transcript from a school that is regionally or nationally accredited, PACE and DANTES courses, 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.

Student Resources

Guidance for Your
Academic and Professional Goals

Stanbridge College focuses on providing you with a rigorous education and the unwavering support of our Student Services and Career Services to help you prepare to start a career as a leader in your industry. We provide you with a suite of comprehensive services from the moment you begin your training, to the day you graduate, and beyond.

Student Services

Academic Advising

One-on-one advising with a faculty advisor or Student Services representative is available when you need it most. You can discuss academic or personal issues at any time, and we’re here to listen, help, and ultimately guide you to the resources you need.

Tutoring Services

When you need help on coursework, concepts, or clinical skills, Student Services offers you a wide range of options for both didactic and clinical tutoring. Course instructors and program faculty are available for one-on-one and group didactic tutoring. If your program has medical math requirements, and you need assistance to better understand medical dosages, extra tutoring is available for you. Clinical tutoring gives you one-on-one time with our instructors in our simulation and skills labs. And to help give you more insight into difficult concepts and study tips when you need it, our robust peer tutoring program pairs you with experienced students and graduates.

Academic Success Coordination

To foster your academic success, Student Services is ready to help you with time management, study and reading skills, test-taking strategies, and test anxiety management. When you need assistance, we’ll set up one-on-one coaching sessions to plan out strategies, learn how to use online apps to inventory your time, and practice applying these resources to your coursework and exams.

The Writing Center

Having exemplary writing skills is critical to academic success and career preparation. The Writing Center on campus gives writers of all skill levels, academic support for paper writing skills, including best practices for developing and expressing ideas, learning the APA format, and improving punctuation and grammar usage.

Student Assistance Program

The Student Assistance Program is a free, comprehensive, and fully confidential counseling service that helps you manage and resolve challenging situations. Because we understand balancing academic excellence and a life outside of school can be overwhelming, we are committed to your well-being. The SAP includes:

  • Free counseling services
  • Prescription drug discount program
  • Identity theft recovery
  • Financial consultation
  • Legal services

Learning Resource System

To better serve our students, we developed a comprehensive Learning Resource System that is uniquely effective in providing academic support. It includes the on-campus Learning Resource Center (LRC), the Online Library, and the Online Learner. The LRC provides you with spaces including quiet rooms, collaboration rooms, and a computer lab for individual and group study. You can use these resources to help guide your coursework, research, study, and exam preparation.

Career Services

Career Advising

From the beginning of your program you’re paired with a Career Service Officer to help guide you with career advising and preparation. In each term of your program, you’ll work with your Career Service Officer on specific goals including resume and portfolio building, networking, and interviewing. Our goal is to help you prepare for a seamless transition to a rewarding career.

Digital Portfolio Builder

As an exclusive resource to our students and graduates, the Stanbridge College Digital Portfolio Builder helps you organize and present your academic experience from Stanbridge College and professional achievements into a modern and sleek online portfolio. As you progress, your academic achievements including GPA, completed courses, community service activities, and continuing education certifications are automatically updated in your portfolio. Along with guidance from your Career Service Officer, you can easily add and edit your achievements. The Digital Portfolio Builder also automatically creates a resume for you from the data collected during the portfolio creation process. You can email your digital portfolio in a single link to your future, potential employers for a unique and strong first impression. Click here to view a sample digital portfolio.

Mock Interview Sessions

Our Career Services department guides students and graduates through personality mapping, salary negotiations, role-playing, and other specialized interview techniques to enable them to take control of the job interview. We make sure you’re confident to put your best foot forward.

LinkedIn Profile and Networking

LinkedIn is an essential tool for any active job-seeker. Career Services works with students and graduates to build LinkedIn networks to connect them to colleagues and potential employers.

Job Leads

Graduates receive access to continually updated job listings and career opportunities, including recruiting organizations and Southern California companies with whom we have built relationships.

Alumni Association

The Alumni Association provides continued access to the college’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 College. Click here to visit the Stanbridge College Alumni Association.

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