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Overview

Labouré College of Healthcare is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also:
Call

781-425-7785

Email to

info@neche.org

Mail to

New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive
Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514

Additionally, each of the college’s healthcare programs is accredited by a discipline-specific, specialized accrediting body. As a college with the distinct focus of education for practice in the healthcare sector, Labouré is committed to preparing individuals to deliver patient-centered care as members of an interdisciplinary team. The individual programs provide clinical education emphasizing evidence-based practice, taking advantage of the latest research and clinical expertise. Quality improvement approaches and the use of information technology are important components of each program.

Specialized Program Accreditation

  • The baccalaureate degree program in Nursing at Labouré College of Healthcare is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
    Website: ccneaccreditation.org.

  • The Associate in Science in Nursing degree is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). ACEN, Inc., 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326.
    Office: (404) 975-5000. Website: www.acenursing.org.

    Labouré’s Associate of Science in Nursing program has Full Approval Status from Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN), 250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108
    Tel: 800.414.0168 or 617.973.0900  Fax: 617.973.0984 Website: www.mass.gov/dph/boards/rn.

  • The Online Neurodiagnostic Certificate program and the Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Certificate program are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Education in Neurodiagnostic Technology (CoA-NDT).
  • The Associate in Science and the Certificate in Health Information Technology are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) in cooperation with the Council on Accreditation of the American Health Information Management Association.
  • The Associate in Science in Radiation Therapy degree program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
  • The Associate of Science in Respiratory Care program (CoARC 200654) at Labouré College of Healthcare in Milton, Massachusetts holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
    Website: www.coarc.com

    This status signifies that a program with an Approval of Intent has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the Standards (through submission of an acceptable Provisional Accreditation Self-Study Report (PSSR) and any other documentation required by the CoARC, as well as satisfactory completion of an initial on-site visit) to be allowed to admit students. It is recognized as an accredited program by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), which provides enrolled students who complete the program with eligibility for the Respiratory Care Credentialing Examination(s). The program will remain on Provisional Accreditation until it achieves Continuing Accreditation. 
    Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 264 Precision Blvd, Telford, TN 37690.
    Website: http://coarc.com/

State Authorization

Labouré College of Healthcare is obligated to comply with other states’ laws regarding the delivery of distance education to residents of other states.

Labouré College of Healthcare is obligated to comply with other states’ laws regarding the delivery of distance education to residents of other states.

Residency – Course and program availability varies by state. Admission into a program is granted at the time of initial acceptance into the program and is dependent on program availability in the state where the student is physically located at the time of admission. If a student moves to a different state after admission to the program, continuation within the program will depend on the availability of the program within the new state where the student is physically present. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the college of a change in physical presence. Whether military personnel stationed outside the state of Massachusetts may enroll or continue in a Labouré College of Healthcare distance education program, or not, is based on where military personnel are stationed.

Licensure – State authorization has no effect on state professional licensing requirements. If you are considering an academic program that leads to a professional license in your state, it is highly recommended that you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency in your home state BEFORE beginning the academic program located outside your state. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the appropriate licensing board in his/her home state to confirm whether a Labouré College of Healthcare program will meet the requirements for licensure in that state. Labouré College of Healthcare cannot confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in the student’s state.

Complaint Resolution

Labouré College of Healthcare is committed to integrating institutional objectives in innovative ways to demonstrate excellence in all online programs. The college greatly values students’ experiences and urges all students to adhere to the Student Code of Conduct.

When an issue is brought to the college’s attention, the college will take appropriate action to seek resolution. Students are encouraged to pursue Labouré College of Healthcare’s internal complaint procedures for any complaints before contacting external sources for resolution. Often, it is the case that communication with the course professor is the most direct route to resolving issues. If an issue cannot be resolved at that level, a student should contact the Academic Chair for guidance.

In addition, you may also:

Contact

The Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at academic_affairs@laboure.edu

Refer to

the Catalog and Student Handbook for detailed information regarding student expectations, rights, and complaint procedures.

NC-SARA Student Complaints Procedure

Labouré College of Healthcare operates under the approval of “NC-SARA” (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements).

As required by the NC-SARA student complaint process, a student must first attempt to resolve and file their complaint at the institution. For complaints not resolved at the institutional level, a student may file an appeal in one of the following ways (dependent on their state residence):

  • For Massachusetts Residents and Online Students in Non-SARA Member States and Territories (Online of On-the-Ground) Student Complaint Procedure
    If you have a complaint or concern that has not been resolved by Labouré College of Healthcare, you may file a consumer complaint with the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE) by using the consumer complaint form. The DHE consumer complaint form should be used by students who are located in:
    - Massachusetts
    - Non-SARA Member States or Territories (e.g., California, Guam, etc.)
Contact information to the DHE

Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place
Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108

Online form here.

  • In addition, for students located in a non-SARA state outside of Massachusetts such as California, you may wish to contact your home state agency listed below.
    If you are located in a SARA state, however, you must use the SARA Complaint procedure outlined below.

List of State Agencies

California

California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
W. Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

Complaint form here
Email: bppe@dca.ca.gov

Guam

State Department of Education
Department of Education, Government of Guam
Federal Programs Division
500 Mariner Avenue
Barrigada, Guam 96931

Phone: (671) 300-1536
Website: https://www.gdoe.net/

For Online Students Located in SARA Member States and Territories Outside of Massachusetts

After you have exhausted the complaint procedures made available by Laboure College of Healthcare outlined above, if your complaint has not been resolved, you may file a complaint with the DHE by using the SARA complaint form. (Check SARA Member States and Territories)

Please note: for SARA complaints, students are explicitly required to exhaust the institution’s available complaint procedures before filing a SARA complaint.

The DHE SARA complaint form should be used by students who are located in SARA member states and territories. This includes all students who are located in SARA member states and territories for the purposes of completing out-of-state learning placements, such as internships, practica, clinical experiences, etc. in SARA member states and territories outside Massachusetts.

Additional information from the DHE’s SARA complaint website is below:

The SARA complaint process is as follows:

  • Students must first attempt to resolve their complaint using internal administrative procedures offered by the SARA institution.
  • After all administrative remedies have been exhausted with the MA-SARA institution, the student may submit a SARA Complaint via the URL below.
  • The Department shall send a copy of the complaint to the institution that is the subject of the complaint;
  • Within 30 days of the date that the Department sends a copy of the complaint to the institution, the institution must provide a written response to the student and the Department.

The link to make a formal complaint with the Department of Higher Education (DHE) or to access additional information about DHE's complaint processes can be found here.

Non-SARA Member State Student Complaints Procedure

For residents not located in a SARA member state with complaints not resolved at the institutional level, you may contact the appropriate authority in your state of residence. Contact information can be found in the list of state agencies below.

Professional Licensure and Certification Requirements

Professional Licensure and certification requirements often vary state by state. Please note that Labouré College of Healthcare's programs for SARA students (programs which are available 100% online to students located outside of Massachusetts in SARA-member states and territories) do not lead to professional licensure. If you have questions regarding professional licensure, please feel free to contact the following staff members.

Nursing

Eileen Costello, DNP
Dean of Nursing

Email:
Eileen_Costello@laboure.edu

Neurodiagnostic Technology

Jacquelyn Polito, MHA, REEGT, RPSGT, RST
Chairperson

Email:
Jacquelyn_Polito@laboure.edu

Nursing Professional Licensure State Agencies

Alabama State Board of Nursing

770 Washington Avenue
RSA Plaza, Suite 250
Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: (334) 242-4060
Website: http://www.abn.state.al.us/

Alaska State Board of Nursing

Dept. of Commerce, Community & Economic Development
Professional Licensing
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501

Phone: (907) 269-8160
Website: https://www.commerce.alaska.gov

Arizona State Board of Nursing

4747 North 7th Street
Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Phone: (602) 771-7800
Website: http://www.azbn.gov/

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

University Tower Building
1123 South University, Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204-1619

Phone: (501) 686-2700
Website: https://www.arsbn.org/

California State Board of Registered Nursing

1747 North Market Blvd, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834

Phone: (916) 322-3350
Website: http://www.rn.ca.gov/

Colorado State Board of Nursing

1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, Colorado 80202

Phone: (303) 894-7800
Website: https://dpo.colorado.gov/Nursing

Financial Standing

Labouré College of Healthcare is fortunate to be well-positioned as a small, private college with strong financial resources.

The college has been fortunate to experience significant growth since moving to its current location in Milton, Massachusetts. The college has done strategic work over the past ten years to build its endowment and financial resources from approximately $9 million to $34.6 million. This growth in financial resources enables the college to provide students with a rich college experience while investing in new academic resources.

Our most recent financial statements for fiscal year ending 06/30/2023 reviewed and certified by RSM, US, LLP, an independent third party, showed assets of $46,872,756, a financial reserve and endowment of $34,593,283 and cash and investments of $33,753,775.

Labouré College of Healthcare’s assets and reserves are sufficient to support the college operations through the fiscal year.

HEERF 30-Day and Quarterly Reports

Funding

The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) provides funding to institutions for emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Labouré College of Healthcare’s report through December 31, 2021.

HEERF III Funding: December 31, 2021 Funding Report
The American Rescue Plan Act of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) provides funding to institutions for emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Below is Labouré College of Healthcare’s 6th 30-Day report and final report, pertaining to the ARP Funding awards.

With regard to the CARES Act Section 18004(a) (1), Labouré College of Healthcare acknowledges and assures that:

  • A signed Certification and Agreement was returned to the Department of Education on April 29, 2020 with the intention of using 50% of the funds received to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  • The total amount of funds that Labouré is scheduled to receive for the benefit of students is $1,158,602.00. The College committed to awarding $1,374,763.00 in emergency financial aid grants to students. Of the $1,374,763.00, $216,161.00 will be funded by the institutional portion that the College received.
  • $1,519,100.00 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants have been provided to students as of December 31, 2021.
  • The estimated number of students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 1,641.
  • As of December 31, 2021, 1,641 students have received funding.
  • Strategic members of Labouré College of Healthcare staff developed the methods used to determine which students will receive the emergency funding, as well as how much they receive. 1,641 students were awarded $1,000.00 or $750 each.
  • Labouré College of Healthcare will post instructions and guidance for students regarding ARP Act funding on its website. Eligible students will be emailed an application/certification form to request funding.

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