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Accreditations & Approvals

Accreditations & Approvals

STANDARD COLLEGE Nursing Programs are Approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing (VBON):

Virginia Board of Nursing

9960 Mayland Dr., #300
Richmond, VA 23233
Tel: (804) 367-4515

Virginia Board of Nursing (VBON)
According to the Virginia Board of Nursing, the mission is to ensure safe and competent patient care by licensing health professionals, enforcing standards of practice, and providing information to health care practitioners and the public.

Accreditations & Approvals

STANDARD COLLEGE is Certified to Operate by the State Council for Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV):


James Monroe Building, 9th Floor
101 North 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 225-2600 Fax: (804) 225-2604

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) is the Commonwealth’s coordinating body for higher education. SCHEV was established by the Governor and General Assembly in 1956. SCHEV’s mission is “to promote the development of an educationally and economically sound, vigorous, progressive, and coordinated system of higher education” in Virginia.

Accreditations & Approvals

STANDARD COLLEGE is Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)


7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314N
Falls Church, Virginia 22043

The Accrediting Bureaus of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
As a leader in health education accreditation for over 40 years, ABHES has been nationally recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a private, non-profit, independent accrediting agency since 1968. It has been at the forefront of advancing the quality of health education programs throughout the country.

ABHES enhances the quality of education and training and promotes institutional and programmatic accountability through systematic and consistent program evaluation. Its key is to assure the quality of the programs it accredits, and assist in the improvement of the programs. This quality-determination is accomplished by rigorous and systematic evaluation based on valid standards.

The goals of ABHES focus on three key areas: recognition, resources, and service; all of which it believes are essential and paramount to achieving its mission.

NLN CNEA Pre-Accreditation Status

The Standard Healthcare Services College of Nursing Practical Nursing and LPN to RN Transition Programs hold pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037, 202-909-2526. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.