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Compassion is Paramount in Infusion Nursing


Infusion nurses are registered nurses who specialize in administering medications and fluids via infusion. Learn more..

Nursing Career Resource Center


New Graduates! Attached are some resources to help you find your first job after graduation

Job Outlook for Registered Nursing (RN)


Job Outlook for Registered Nurses (RN) The nursing profession, like healthcare in general, is in a state of change. The profession of nursing is becoming increasingly complex as patient care is moving out of hospitals and into outpatient and primary care settings. For years, the role of nurses has been evolving from a bedside caregiver to a specialized member of an interdisciplinary medical team.

Nursing Facts


Here’s a fact: there’s a shortage of nurses—and it’s going to grow in the years ahead. Why? What can be done? Read on to learn more about the state of today’s nursing profession, then share a fact, or two, or five, to help spread the word about the need for nurses.

How Nurses Impact The Patient Experience


Because of their frequent, personal interactions with patients, nurses conceivably play the largest role in the day-to day patient experience.

Tips on How to Get More Rest


According to recent research, over 40% of Americans are sleep deprived, getting less than five hours of sleep per night. And surprisingly, adolescents have the highest percentage of sleep deprivation.

Career Paths for Licensed Practical Nurses


One of the benefits of being a licensed practical nurse is the broad spectrum of career paths available to them.

The Importance of Cultural Competency


What is cultural competency?

Balancing Studying With A Full Time Job, 5 Helpful Tips For Nursing Students


Between rising educational costs and high costs of living, it’s almost impossible to go to school without working at the same time. Whether you’re working as an RN while you get your Master’s degree, or you’re an undergrad student getting your bachelor’s while working a fast food or retail job, it can be challenging to balance a full-time or even part-time work schedule with the need to study for your classes. These 5 tips can help you study on the job, retaining information effectively without compromising the quality of your work.

What role does mentorship play in nursing?


On having and being a mentor - See why a mentorship is a rewarding relationship that can shape your career, change your life, and be an important part of a successful nursing career.

Find Your Specialty


Johnson&Johnson Nursing has a fun quiz to assess your specialty based on interests. Check it out.

Is it too late for me to become a nurse?


Nursing as a second career - Is it too late to become a nurse?

The Role of Nurses Today


Today’s nurses are independent leaders, driving change in the healthcare system.

How do i know if nursing is for me?


A thirst for knowledge, patience, and perseverance are a few of most important traits of a new nurse. J&J Nursing shares what you need to know when you get your first nursing job.

Dear zombie nursing students…wake up with these 10 tips!


Here’s the thing about nursing: You’ll get out of it what you put into it. This holds true for the entire lifespan of your career.

10 rules for nursing students


A few fun suggestions for nursing student from another nursing student that was published in Scrubs Magazine. Enjoy...

12 Thanksgiving Tradition Ideas for a Less Stressful, More Thankful Holiday


Thanksgiving Break - School will be closed Thursday and Friday to celebrate our families. Here are some Thanksgiving Traditions to enjoy. From Thanksgiving morning "me time" to the post-feast nap, try these traditions for an extra special holiday.

Do Nursing School Grade Matter?


Thinking About Nursing School?


Students interested in becoming nurses can choose from several training programs.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Nursing Students


10 Study Tips That Will Make Nursing School Easier


The History of Veterans Day


Occupational Outlook for Medical Assistants


Bureau of Labor Statistics shares recent information on the occupational outlook for a career in Medical Assisting.

Best Health Care Jobs


We're always striving for better health, and the people who hold some of the jobs on our 2019 Best Health Care Jobs list can help you breathe, eat, walk, speak, hear, move and see better. They can also help patients prevent disease, illness and injury, as well as diagnose, fight and treat illness. Many of the highest-paying jobs are among the Best Health Care Jobs. Physician assistant, dentist, orthodontist and nurse anesthetist rank at the top of the list this year.

Getting Financially Fit


When you’re in control of your finances, you reduce stress and worry.

The 4th of July in Portland: 5 Places to Watch the Fireworks

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Going out to enjoy the 4th of July Fireworks? Check out these great locations all over the Portland area to see the best of the city's fireworks displays.

Five Concentration Breakers You Should Learn to Avoid


Learning how to concentrate is one of the biggest challenges of being a college student. Find out what habits could be holding you back from doing your best in class.

Listen Up: Sharp Listening Skills Are Critical


As a court reporter in training, it’s essential that you develop good listening skills. Court reporters have to pay close attention in order to provide transcripts of court cases, depositions, and other official proceedings. These transcripts serve as documentation that may later need to be referred to as part of a case. Good listening skills aid you in this job in many ways.

Nursing Jobs Outside of Hospital Settings


A degree in nursing prepares you for more than just working in a hospital or medical office. Nursing schools provide training that applies to many professions. If you love nursing but aren’t crazy about hospital settings, consider one of these alternative nursing jobs.

What Role Are Nurses Playing in the Ebola Crisis?


Although most people aren’t at risk of contracting the disease, the Ebola crisis has struck fear into the hearts Americans. Nurses, like any other medical professionals, face bigger risks. However, like cholera, tuberculosis, SARS, AIDS, and other frightening transmissible illnesses, Ebola lacks the power to dampen the devotion and courage of those who have dedicated their lives to making life better for people who are suffering. Whether they’re in Africa or Atlanta, nurses managing Ebola patients are playing a critical role in helping people recover.

Sumner College RN Information Session on December 14th at 1:30 PM


Registered Nurse Program Information Session
Date: Friday, December 14th
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Barbur Campus | 8909 SW Barbur Blvd., Suite 100
Classroom: 1

Sumner College 2012 Commencement on Saturday, October 6th! 5pm-7pm


Sumner College will be recognizing the class of 2012 (students who have completed their program between November 2011 – October 2012) on Saturday, October 6th at Milwaukie High School. The ceremony will start at 5pm and end at 7pm.

How questions are selected for the NCLEX exam


If you’re considering a nursing profession, you already know that it requires a license issued by the state that you work in. The NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN exam is a tough test not to be taken lightly because it is what determines if you will be working as a “licensed” practical nurse or registered nurse. In the December 2011 edition of The Oregon Board of Nursing Sentinel [December 2011] accessible online for free (the official publication by the Oregon State Board of Nursing) includes an article on the process of updating and creating questions for the NCLEX exam. It doesn’t involve flipping through a text book. A lot of effort and thought is put into creating the test, which is why you should put even more effort into studying and passing the test so you can be a highly respected and important member of the health care profession.

Social Media Guidelines for Nurses


The whole topic of social media definitely has its critics. A good way to keep in touch? Efficient way to share information; important, personal, useless information? ALL of the above occurs through the different social media platforms. Sure it can be fun, but anyone that considers themselves a professional in any trade need to act with caution and really think about what you are posting and who will/could see it before you hit “submit” “post” or “enter”. If you work in an industry that deals with the public, private records and confidentiality, you really should keep the social aspect out of your professional life and conduct.

What is the role of Boards of Nursing?


If you’re wondering exactly what a state’s board of nursing is for; this video put together by CBS and The National Council of State Boards of Nursing will inform you in 30 seconds of their role in the nursing profession. Essentially each state’s board of nursing exists to make sure the public is protected and that nursing professionals are properly licensed and prepared to provide care.

NY Times: Men Trading Blue Collar Jobs for Nursing Profession


In what has been stereotyped as a female dominated profession, the nursing field is seeing an increasing number of males enrolling in programs and joining the workforce. Tess Vigeland of The NY Times illustrated this very situation that is occurring in Detroit, Michigan The decline and layoffs that occurred in the automotive industry is resulting in a positive shift in the nursing field. For the complete article:

Student Appreciation Day & Open House Aug.14th!


On Tuesday, August 14th from 11 am – 6 pm we are taking advantage of the sun and saying thank you to our students and their families and friends for being a part of the Sumner College family. The BBQ will be fired up & mock-tails will be served from 11 am – 6 pm. There will also be a contest for the best Hawaiian shirt.

Oregon Employment Dept. Reports Looming Retirements Will Create Opening for Gen X & Y


The Oregon Employment Department just published an article stating that the aging workforce in Oregon that is approaching retirement will create openings that generation X (35-44 years old) and more so the generation Y-ers (25-34 years old) will be able to fill. The health care and social assistance industries may see the most retirements. Good news if you’re interested in becoming a nurse or other health care related careers.

National Nurses Week May 6th – May 12th!


Today is Florence Nightingale’s (the founder of modern nursing) birthday.  Today wraps up National Nurses Week, that is celebrate every year starting May 6th through May 12th. Nurses are essential members of our health care system.  It take a special individual to be able to provide compassion and important medical care to our society.  Sumner College is proud and honored to be able to provide the quality education to prepare nursing students for this esteemed and critical profession.

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