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New Patient Care Technician diploma program provides foundation for successful health care career


Oregon, like much of the United States, is preparing for a very specific health care crisis. With more and more nurses reaching retirement age every day, the state has more open jobs in the field than those qualified to fill them. This is a big deal, because if you were to carve up a health care by profession pie, the nursing slice would be the largest one.

A NEW Year - A new YOU - Sumner College Happy New Year!!!


Happy New Year from the staff and students from Sumner College.

Meet David D., - A Sumner College graduate working at Coffee Creek Correctional


Meet David D., a Sumner College graduate now working as a Registered Nurse at Coffee Creek Correctional Institution.


Happy Holidays from the staff and students at Sumner College. Have a safe and joyous holiday season!

Meet Andrea H., - Registered Nurse at Nursingale Home Health


Meet Andrea H., a Registered Nurse Sumner College graduate now working at Nursingale Home Health

The Nurse Practitioner Will See You Now


In case you haven’t noticed, health care is changing. By 2019 will lead to 25 million more primary care visits across the country. That’s nothing compared to the 75 million baby boomers aging into advanced care, and the 50 million among them who will need to be treated for multiple chronic conditions.

Meet Courtney S. - RN graduate working at NW Renal Clinic


Meet Courtney S., a Registered Nurse Sumner College graduate now working at NW Renal Clinic.

Kati Kleber - ANA Webinette Series on Nursing Careers


Get an edge on your nursing career by viewing the ANA webinette series by blogging sensation, Kati Kleber

Nurse Interview tips – The art of informational interviewing


Informational interviewing can help you find the job that brings you joy

Meet Anne M. - A Registered Nurse working at the Oregon State Hospital


Meet Anne M., a Registered Nurse now working at the Oregon State Hospital.

Nursing Salary is only part of the pie


Besides nurse salary, take a hard look at the total benefits package

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving from Sumner College! We all have so much to be thankful for.

Nursing Shortage impacts U.S. facility and others abroad


The American Association of Colleges of Nursing states on its website that “Registered Nursing is listed among the top occupations in terms of job growth through 2024. The RN workforce is expected to grow from 2.7 million in 2014 to 3.2 million in 2024, an increase of 439,300 or 16%.”

Meet Allison - RN Graduate working at Women's Healthcare Associates


Meet Allison E. - A RN Graduate from Sumner College working at Women's Healthcare Associates

Nursing Interview Tips for Millennial's, Gen Xers and everyone else


Be a Jen, not a Nancy, during nursing interview - Nursing interview tips for millennia's, gen xer's and everyone.

New Nursing School Grads - ANA is here for you!


ANA President, Pam Cipriano welcomes and offers advice to the next generation of nurses.

Meet Thomas C. - A RN Graduate from Sumner College


Meet Thomas C., a Sumner College RN Graduate now working at Kindred Home Health.

Meet Anna C. - A Sumner College Graduate


Sumner College graduate now working at the Portland Clinic.

A Day in the Life of a Nurse – Meet Kathy


Follow a day in the life of a nurse – Meet Kathy

Three Reasons Why I Love Nursing


Learn why this graduate loves nursing

Nursing Career Advancement: 7 Ways to Stand Our in Your Scrubs


You’re a nurse because you care – you care about your patients and improving lives on a daily basis makes you feel good.  You also care a lot about yourself– you’re committed and driven to improving yourself both personally and professionally.

What to Know Before Your First Day of Nursing School


Start nursing school like a pro with these savvy first-day tips.

How to be the Unit's Favorite New Grad Nurse


Starting a job in nursing can be very overwhelming. I would argue that learning the ropes of the healthcare culture is quite possibly one of the most difficult jobs. In addition, the new grad nurse must learn how to manage a sick human being, physiologically and emotionally. Therefore, learning to be part of the crew from the beginning can certainly help with the transition.

4 Things Nurses Should Never Say to Patients


What a nurse doesn't say is just as important as what they do say.

A Day in the Life of a Registered Nurse: Sam


For a registered nurse, a typical day is anything but....

Why be a Nurse?


Nursing is an emotionally fulfilling and rewarding career, and there are tangible benefits, too. Learn more below, and see why nursing might be the career for you.

Keeping Our Country's Schools Healthy and Happy


Did you know school nursing began in the early 1900s as an experiment in New York City? Children were missing school on a regular basis because of treatable diseases, so a nurse, Lina Rogers, RN, was brought into the school system to see if she could make a difference. The rate of absences decreased drastically, and school nursing grew to be a critical nursing specialty. Today, school nurses are responsible for caring for students who get sick or injured during school hours, as well as educating students about healthcare and growth development.

The Modern Nurse - Working across the continuum of care


The Modern Nurse Outlines unexpected or non-traditional nursing roles, as well as emerging nursing roles, and discusses the influence nurses have across the healthcare arena.

Nursing – a career with a future!


Nursing is a calling and a national urgency. By 2022, we will need 1 million more nurses in the US.

Nursing outlook continues to thrive


Nursing – a career with a future - Learn More

Nurses, volunteerism and public service


The nursing profession is grounded in the spirit of service to society. Nurses often speak of giving back to the community, contributing to the greater good and other laudable aspirations. Nurses give a great deal, and volunteerism often plays a part in nurses' life work and personal mission.

Back to School: The critical role of the school nurse


It’s back-to-school season! Learn more about the role of a school nurse in today’s education system.

Nursings expansion continues


As a profession with an illustrious history and the great respect of the general public, nursing is a career that calls both men and women to its ranks. But even as nurses gain increasing clinical autonomy and the ability and vision to launch their own businesses, the nursing game hasn't necessarily changed for those who still feel stuck.

Join us in helping Hurricane Harvey victims


As we take time away from work this Labor Day weekend, our thoughts and prayers remain focused on the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Top 10 highest paying nursing specialties


5 Essential On The Job Study Tips For Nurses


If you’re like many nurses, you’re currently working a full-time job while you earn your degree. In today’s tough economic climate, it’s nearly impossible to get yourself through school without holding at least a part-time job, unless you’re a trust fund kid. Whether you’re working as an RN while earning your master’s to become a nurse administrator, or you’re a college undergrad getting your bachelor’s degree while working a variety of short-term service and retail jobs, balancing a full-time workload with your college course load can be incredibly challenging.

Launch your Nursing Career


Nursing school grads, ready to jump-start your career? Whether you want to study for the NCLEX, job search, or prep for interviews, these tools can help launch your nursing career.

Importance of Safe Patient Handling And Mobility For Nurses


“Nurses are the heart of health care, yet they are the most injured profession. We have to protect our caregivers,” says Jeff Gorton, Senior Director of Sales at Sage Products. Safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM) is such a critical issue to the nursing force, that the American Nurses Association has created the Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Interprofessional National Standards to guides nurses on this topic.

August 2017 The Year of the Healthy Nurse

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The theme for this month is happiness! Spread the Joy!Put on your happy face! We are in the eighth month of ANA’s Year of the Healthy Nurse, and our theme for August is happiness. We encourage nurses to seek happiness both at work and at home.

Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation Connect


Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation Grand Challenge – Nurses Leading the Nation's Journey to Better Health JOIN THE CHALLENGE

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