Global Health College

Global Health College is a for-profit nursing school in Alexandria, Virginia.[1] It offers a Practical Nursing program, an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing degree for Registered Nurses, and a Certified Nursing Assistant program.

Global Health College
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TypeFor-profit college
DirectorMariatu K. Kargbo
38°48′47.6″N 77°8′18.2″W / 38.813222°N 77.138389°W / 38.813222; -77.138389Coordinates: 38°48′47.6″N 77°8′18.2″W / 38.813222°N 77.138389°W / 38.813222; -77.138389


The founder and director of the school is Mariatu Kargbo. A graduate of George Mason University, where she obtained her degrees in marketing and nursing, she ended up working as an RN in a medical-surgical unit and the ICU. She went back to school to complete her Masters in Nursing with a specialty as a Family Nurse Practitioner from a George Mason/George Washington program. After being employed for 6 months as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the Northern Virginia Family Practice she founded Global Health Nurse Training Services in 2004. In 2011, GHNTS became Global Health College and expanded, allowing the creation of more classrooms and a library. In October, the school participated in the Alexandria West End Art and Wine Festival.[2] GHC received full accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) in May 2012. In June 2012 Global Health College participated in Celebrate Fairfax! providing free health screenings to the DC Metropolitan and Northern Virginia area. In 2012, Global Health College was approved for Title IV funding, allowing RN students to receive financial aid.


Global Health is located off of Duke Street just west of Old Town, across from Landmark shopping center. In addition to a student lounge and campus bookstore it offers a simulation lab, skills lab, library, computer lab and testing lab.

Campus computer lab


In 2011, the cumulative NCLEX pass rate of the school for the associate degree program is 93.33%. The 2010 pass rate was 100%. The 2012 NCLEX pass rate was 100% for the associate degree program and Practical Nursing program pass rate was 90% [3]


New students must have a high school diploma, GED or 24 hours of college credit, CPR certification, and a letter of recommendation. They must also be current in their immunizations and have had a physical examination and a criminal background check. Before acceptance new students must pass a standardized entrance exam.[4] Both the LPN and RN program are qualified for financial aid.


GHC is certified by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV)[5] and the practical nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC).[6] It operates by the standards set by the Virginia Board of Nursing.[7][8] The college was formerly accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), which was de-recognized by the Department of Education on December 12, 2016.[9]


  1. ^ National Center for Education Statistics
  2. ^ "Hadeed Carpet Alexandria West End Art and Wine Festival 2011 Organizations". Archived from the original on 2011-12-08. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  3. ^ Virginia Board of Nursing Education Programs
  4. ^ Global Health Admissions
  5. ^ SCHEV certified private colleges Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "NLNAC accreditation search". Archived from the original on 2011-11-23. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  7. ^ VBN Annual report
  8. ^ VBN PN Licensure Approval
  9. ^ "ACICS Loss of Accreditation Recognition". Retrieved 2017-04-10.

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