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Accreditations & Licensure

Bethesda College of Health Sciences, as a department of Bethesda Hospital East, is licensed by the Florida Department of Education, Commission of Independent Education, to award the Associate of Science degree.   Additional information regarding the institution may be obtained by contacting the:

Commission for Independent Education
Department of Education
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: 1-888-224-6684

THE ACCREDITING AGENCY OR ASSOCIATION LISTED BELOW IS NOT RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AS AN APPROVED ACCREDITING AGENCY.  THEREFORE, IF YOU ENROLL IN THIS INSTITUTION, YOU MAY NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR TITLE IV FEDERAL FINANCIAL CERTIFICATION.  IN ADDITION, CREDITS EARNED AT THIS INSTITUTION MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR TRANSFER TO ANOTHER INSTITUTION, AND MAY NOT BE RECOGNIZED BY EMPLOYERS.

Bethesda College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to offer nursing and radiography programs through the academic associate's degree level. Additional information regarding the institution my be obtained by contacting ACICS at:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)*
750 First Street, NE
Suite 980
Washington, D.C. 20002-4223
202-336-6780
www.acics.org 

*ACICS is no longer recognized by the U. S. Department of Education
 
Bethesda Hospital East holds the following accreditation and licensures:

  • The Joint Commission
    One Renaissance Blvd.
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
    630-792-5000

  • State of Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration (ACHA)
    2727 Mahan Drive, MS#31
    Tallahassee, FL 32308
    888-419-3456

  • State of Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration (ACHA) Clinical Laboratory
    2727 Mahan Drive, MS#31
    Tallahassee, FL 32308
    888-419-3456

  • The College of American Pathologists (CAP) Main Laboratory
    325 Waukegan Road
    Northfield, IL 60093-2750
    800-323-4040

  • The College of American Pathologists (CAP) Blood Gas
    325 Waukegan Road
    Northfield, IL 60093-2750
    800-323-4040
       

The Radiography program is accredited by:

The Joint Review Committee for Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2580
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312-704-5300
www.jrcert.org

The Nursing Program is approved by:

The Florida Board of Nursing
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C09
Tallahassee, FL 32399
 850-245-4125
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing/