Accreditation/Licensure

The College is authorized by the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education and is approved by the Nebraska State Board of Nursing, Credentialing Division, Department of Regulation and Licensure of the Nebraska Health and Human Services System. Bryan College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Adult Cardiac Sonography and Vascular Sonography programs and the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program offered at Bryan College of Health Sciences are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, phone (727) 210-2350, www.caahep.org upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography respectively.

Bryan College of Health Sciences School of Nursing Baccalaureate Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326, phone: 404-975-5000, Fax: 404-975-5020. In addition, Bryan College of Health Sciences School of Nursing Baccalaureate Program is approved by the Nebraska State Board of Nursing, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509, Phone: 402-471-4376.

Bryan College of Health Sciences Master of Science in Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone: (404) 975-5000.

The Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA). American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, 222 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068; phone: (847) 692-7050; FAX: (847) 692-6968, http://coacrna.org.

The College does not grant licensure or ensure an individual's eligibility to obtain licensure after graduation. It is each student's responsibility to know and understand the requirements for licensure and/or registry.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program are eligible to file an application to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX). Licensing entitles the individual to practice professional nursing as a registered nurse in the state in which the examination was written, and to apply for a license in other states.

Based on the Nebraska Uniform Licensing Law 71-147, the Department of Health-Bureau of Examining Boards may deny licensure to applicants who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony; who may be addicted to alcohol or a controlled substance or narcotic drug; or who engage in grossly immoral or dishonorable conduct.

Any student who has a criminal offense other than a minor traffic violation prior to or during enrollment at Bryan College of Health Sciences is required to report it to and conference with the Dean of Students.

Health Professions Programs

Graduates of the Cardiovascular Sonography, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs meet published requirements by the Association of Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) to apply for registry exam. After successfully passing the Sonography, Physics and Instrumentation (SPI) exampination and examination(s) in the specialty, the graduate is credentialed as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS), Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT), or Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS), respectively. ARDMS policy stipulates that candidates must complete both the physics and the specialty area examination components within five years of each other.

ARDMS may deny, revoke or otherwise take action with regard to the application or certification of an applicant or registrant in the case of the conviction or plea of guilty, or plea of nolo contendere to a crime (felony and/or misdemeanor) which is directly related to public health or the provision of diagnostic medical sonography or vascular technology services.