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Historical Background

Standard Healthcare Services, Inc. College of Nursing (Standard College) is a privately-owned institution located in Falls Church, Virginia. The college is dedicated to excellence in all areas of nursing education and practice. Standard College was founded in 2004 by Dr. Isibor Joy Nosegbe, DNP, MSN-Ed, RN, CNE, CLNC, who currently serves as the President & Chief Executive Officer of the institution and is the owner of the college.

The institution was recognized by the State Council for Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) as a college in 2011. At that time, it became known as Standard Healthcare Services College of Nursing (Standard College). Two nursing programs are offered at the institution: the Practical Nursing (PN) program and the LPN to RN Transition (LPN to RN) program. The Practical Nursing program awards students with a diploma upon graduation from the program. The LPN to RN Transition program awards students with an Associate of Applied Science degree upon graduation from the program. Both nursing education programs are vocational in nature, career focused, and designed to assist students to develop the skills, abilities, attitudes, behaviors and ethics that will result in employment as a Licensed Practical Nurse or as a Registered Nurse.

The PN program was established as a stand-alone pre-licensure practical nursing program in 2007, when the first class was admitted. The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (LPN to RN Transition Program) was approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing in May 2011. Standard College received institutional accreditation from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Services (ABHES) in 2012. On June 14, 2019, the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) granted Standard College pre-accreditation candidacy status through June 30, 2022 for both programs.

Standard College complies with all local, state, and federal laws, including but not limited to, Fairfax County, Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Virginia Board of Nursing, the State Council on Higher Education in Virginia, and the United States Department of Education. Standard College maintains honest and effective relationships with external agencies. Visits with the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), the Virginia Board of Nursing, and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) have been consistently conducted without violations.