SOURCE: Stanbridge College

Stanbridge College

September 21, 2011 10:00 ET

Stanbridge College Nursing Students Donated 200+ Books for CHOC Children's Hospital

Stanbridge College Nursing Students Organized a Children's Book Drive Gathering Over 200 Books to Benefit the Children of CHOC Children's Hospital of Orange County

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 21, 2011) - Stanbridge College nursing students organized and gathered over 200 children's picture books to benefit the children of CHOC Children's Hospital of Orange County. Within a few months of graduating, the nursing students wanted to donate to CHOC Children's based on their previous clinical work and lessons in pediatrics and their interest in community service. They asked their fellow students, instructors and Stanbridge College staff to donate children's picture books in either English or Spanish.

Stanbridge College encouraged college-wide participation in the book drive as part of its REACH - Beyond the Classroom Service Learning and Civic Engagement initiative. The REACH initiative provides students with community service opportunities enabling them to give back to their local Orange County and global community while earning credit towards coursework in a structured environment.

Noelle Andres, nursing student and leader of the Stanbridge College book drive for CHOC Children's stated, "We really wanted to help out CHOC for the children's education. We felt it was important to carve out the time to give back to our Orange County community. Even though it was a lot of hard work to balance this with our courses, in the end it was very rewarding."

According to Yasith Weerasuriya, "We are very pleased that the nursing students of FTO had the initiative to organize this book drive for CHOC. Their accomplishment is truly inspiring and we are very happy to have been able to help facilitate their civic engagement for this wonderful Orange County organization."

Stanbridge College encourages its community to learn more about the CHOC to support children in need. To learn more about Stanbridge College's REACH - Beyond the Classroom please visit the Stanbridge College REACH program online at

About Stanbridge College
Irvine based Stanbridge College is a co-educational technical college with an annual enrollment of over 650 students. Founded in 1996, Stanbridge is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges, ACCSC. Stanbridge College offers Diploma, Associate and Bachelor of Science degree programs in Vocational Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assisting and Information Technology. In addition to its Orange County campus, Stanbridge College offers a fully online RN to BSN Degree Completion program for RNs who want to advance their career while earning their Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Stanbridge College has also been recognized by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc as a 2010 America's Best Technical Colleges award recipient. Stanbridge is a 2008-2009 School of Excellence Award Recipient from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and maintains one of the highest continuous pass rates on the NCLEX-PN National Nursing Board Exam in California since 2007 with a 96% cumulative pass rate. Stanbridge College has been named to the 2009 and 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. For more information, please visit or call (949)-794-9090.

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