FLORENCE, Ky. (March 27, 2018) – Beckfield College has announced that they are now accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education that is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Beckfield has received institutional accreditation from ABHES to award baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees and diplomas.
“As a leader in health education accreditation for more than 40 years, ABHES enhances the quality of education and training while promoting institutional and programmatic accountability through systematic and consistent program evaluation,” said Beckfield College President Diane Wolfer.
“ABHES has been at the forefront of advancing the quality of health education programs throughout the country,” President Wolfer said. “ABHES will provide a tremendous boost to our students through its ability to identify strengths and areas in need of improvement through dynamic workshops, and staff assisted self-study and site visits by experienced and credentialed health specialists.”
Beckfield has a strong concentration in health education programs and recently launched a fast track Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) that allows students to receive their BSN degree in three years instead of the typical four-year program offered by most local colleges and universities. Beckfield College offers several programs in nursing including a Practical Nursing diploma, Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (RN), Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion program for current Registered Nurses to obtain their BSN.
“As the population ages, the need for healthcare increases, and so does the demand for educated and skilled nurses,” President Wolfer said. “Beckfield has recognized the need by establishing a three-year BSN program that will not only provides more nurses, which are very much in demand, but also allow students to more quickly complete their education and begin their careers in nursing.”
To learn more about ABHES visit www.abhes.org.