STANDARD COLLEGE is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
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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.
Standard Healthcare Services Inc. College of Nursing is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) to award diplomas and associate degrees. The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools is recognized by the United States Department of Education.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Candidate Status
LPN to RN Transition Program
Effective January 23, 2023, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on January 23, 2025.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.
STANDARD COLLEGE Nursing Programs are Approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing (VBON):
Virginia Board of Nursing9960 Mayland Dr., #300 Richmond, VA 23233 Tel: (804) 367-4515
Virginia Board of Nursing (VBON)
Standard Healthcare Services Inc. College of Nursing is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing [VBON] for the Associate Degree in Nursing and Practical Nursing Diploma programs. The VBON regulates nursing education programs in Virginia that prepare students for initial licensure as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.
NC-SARA Approved Institution
Standard Healthcare Services College of Nursing has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.
Certified to Operate
STANDARD COLLEGE is Certified to Operate by the State Council for Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV):
SCHEVJames 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.
Standard Healthcare Services Inc. College of Nursing is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) . SCHEV is a state regulatory agency responsible for monitoring higher education institutions in Virginia.
Procedures for obtaining or reviewing documents describing accreditation, approval, or licensing
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