Stanbridge University’s OC Campus Ranked #1 Nursing College in California

Stanbridge University’s Orange County campus has been recognized by Niche as the 2023 #1 Best College for Nursing in California. The ranking identifies the top nursing colleges in each state based on key statistics regarding value, diversity, and the overall student experience in nursing education.

“The university is honored to be recognized by Niche for its efforts to provide inclusive and high-quality nursing education,” stated Yasith Weerasuriya, President of Stanbridge University. “Our passionate faculty are committed to preparing students for success through Next Generation NCLEX preparation and instilling in them the deep understanding of the vital role they will play when joining their colleagues on the frontlines of nursing.”

Stanbridge University’s experienced nursing educators, smaller class sizes, high-tech laboratories with innovative healthcare simulations, and quality clinical partners have been instrumental in establishing its identity as a nursing education leader. With nursing programs at the associate (LVN), bachelor’s (BSN), and master’s degree levels, the university can meet the diverse educational needs of individuals seeking to enter the field or advance their nursing practice.

Student success is evident in the university’s Registered Nursing NCLEX-RN 5-year average pass rate of 98%¹ and the Vocational Nursing NCLEX-PN 5-year average pass rate of 96%².

Stanbridge University offers nursing programs in Orange County, Los Angeles, and Riverside.

1Source: California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Examinations Report 4 Rolling Quarter – Jurisdiction Program Summary of all First-Time Candidates Licensed in All Jurisdictions 01 Jan 2017 to 31 Dec 2021, Orange County campus. As viewed on March 7, 2022. The VN program at the Los Angeles Branch Campus 2-year average pass rate for 2020-2021 is 90.7%. The Riverside campus is pending approval.

2Source: The California Board of Registered Nursing, NCLEX-RN pass rate, Orange County campus, NCLEX-RN ADN program only, 2016/2017-2020/2021; http://www.rn.ca.gov/education/passrates.shtml. As viewed on March 7, 2022. The ADN program at the Los Angeles campus launched in 2020 and as a result does not have graduates and therefore no current pass rate. The BSN program launched in 2021 at the Orange County, Los Angeles and Riverside campuses as a result does not have graduates and therefore, no current pass rate.