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5 Entry Level HealthCare Jobs to Jump Start Your Career

5/4/2018

Healthcare has dominated the news lately. And for good reason: the healthcare industry makes up around 18% of the entire Gross Domestic Product in the U.S. That’s a huge number. So it’s no surprise that healthcare is a great place to look for a job.

The Best Jobs for 2018 and Beyond

5/3/2018 7:16:55 PM

Healthcare jobs still account for 20 of the top 25 careers on this year's list and careers in Nursing are leading the pack!

Did you know that Sumner College offers Scholarships?

4/24/2018

College can be expensive, but Sumner might be able to help. Read how Sumner College awarded over $28,000 in scholarships and lean how you might qualify for assistance.

Nursing Interview Outfits – What to Wear to a Nursing Job Interview

4/20/2018

Every candidate is familiar with the kind of questions asked during a nursing job interview, and if not read other Sumner College blog articles for tips, but what most people do not know is how to present themselves in an interview. Your overall appearance and body language should create a powerful first impression in the minds of the interviewer, earning you some extra brownie points. Read on to know more about the proper nursing interview attire for the nursing job:

Did you know that Sumner College has some of the highest Career Placement Rates in the Market?

4/15/2018

Sumner College has some of the highest career placement rates for nursing graduates in the market. Read more about the exciting job opportunities that other Sumner College graduates have gone onto enjoy.

6 Job Market Tips for Nursing Students

4/13/2018

With the shortage the way it is right now, we’re getting all sorts of commentary on what potential employers may be asking for when you apply for jobs. The competition is getting fierce -

New You | New Career | The Patient Care Technician Degree Program

4/6/2018

Looking for a degree that will lead to a fulfilling career? The Patient Care Technician program give you the tools you need.

Don't Be Intimidated by Nursing School

4/5/2018


8 Ways to Prepare for an Interview for the Mid-Career Nurse

4/4/2018

Mid-career nurses have special needs when it comes to finding new jobs. At Sumner College we know that preparing for interviews can be stressful and confusing. This article gives 8 ways to prepare for an interview for the mid-career nurse.

Beyond the Bedside: 10 Nurse Opportunities Outside of the Hospital

4/1/2018

Nurses are highly skilled professionals, even beyond the bedside. The possibilities are endless. A Sumner College nursing degree opens doors in many career fields. Learn about 10 nursing opportunities that nurses can explore outside of the hospital.

Graduate Spotlight - Meet Traci F

3/25/2018

Sumner College Graduate Spotlight - Meet Traci F. Traci was a professional business owner for many years until one day she decided that it was time for her to make a career change. Like many established professionals, there was a bit of apprehension in making that switch. She knew she wanted to get into the medical field and become a nurse, but the question that constantly went in her mind was, “Can I do it?”

Top Skilled Nursing Trends of 2018

3/23/2018

Sumner College keeps a pulse on the economic and job climate for our graduates. Read about skilled nursing trends for 2018 on our most recent blog.

What Will This Year Bring for Nurses?

3/18/2018

Everything that happens in healthcare affects nurses, from drug shortages to healthcare reform. This makes it hard to pinpoint the most important trends expected to influence the practice of nursing in 2018. With the help of nursing thought leaders, however, we've come up with a list of emerging or accelerating trends that nurses need to pay attention to this year, because they will affect key aspects of nursing, from education and licensure to clinical practice. What's on the horizon for nurses in 2018?

Sumner College Graduate Spotlight - Meet Rebecca.

3/15/2018

Sumner College Graduate Spotlight - Meet Rebecca. “I made the biggest and best decision of my life. I quit my job, moved back home with my son, and applied to Sumner’s Nursing Program.”

Future Trends in the Nursing Industry

3/14/2018

It's always a good idea to know where the industry you're in is heading. Whether you're a student, new graduate or a seasoned nurse, this list of future trends in the nursing industry will help you.

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Getting into Nursing School

3/12/2018

Thinking about applying to nursing school? Check out these tips to help you prepare.

Meet Caitlyn. - A Sumner College graduate working as a Registered Nurse at DePaul Treatment Center

3/8/2018

Sumner College Graduate Spotlight - Meet Caitlyn a Registered Nurse at DePaul Treatment Center

Sumner College fuels local workforce and community, graduating more than 800 nurses in past 8 years

3/7/2018

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.

Exciting Changes are Taking Place at Sumner College

3/6/2018

Exciting changes are underway at Sumner College. We are growing and adding 10,000 SF to their Cascade Campus.

Sumner College Graduate Spotlight - Meet Rebecca

2/28/2018

Meet Rebecca! . - A Sumner College graduate working as a LPN as a medical nurse at a nursing home in Lacey, WA. Read more about her story....

From LPN to Travel Nurse

2/25/2018

Many people who want to go into nursing choose to begin their careers as LPNs (licensed practical nurses) since it often is the fastest track into the profession of nursing. But there is more to this exciting career... .

Sumner College Graduate Spotlight - Meet Marta

2/20/2018

Meet Marta! . - A Sumner College graduate working as a LPN at SpringRidge at Charbonneau. Read more about her story....

Happy Valentines Day

2/14/2018


Sumner College Graduate Spotlight - Meet Lindsay L

2/10/2018

Meet Lindsay! . - A Sumner College graduate working as a Registered Nurse at the Hillsboro Pediatric Clinic. Read more about her story....

Focus On Nursing: A High Demand, High Growth Job of the Future

2/7/2018

If you’re looking for a job of the future, then nursing is one of the strongest candidates out there. Although some aspects of the role may be susceptible to automation—in Japan scientists have developed a robot that can hand out medication and collect records—the central importance of empathy and advanced motor skills to nursing jobs makes it highly unlikely that machines will be replacing humans at our bedsides any time soon.

What Does a Patient Care Technician Do?

2/7/2018

What is a patient care technician?

Sumner College Graduate Spotlight - Meet Judy

2/5/2018

Meet Judy! . - A Sumner College graduate working as a LPN at Total Care Home Health. Read more about her story....

An Introduction To Nursing Careers

2/1/2018

The path to becoming a nurse depends on which type of nursing career you’d like to pursue. You could choose to be a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or a registered nurse (RN).

Nursing Now

1/29/2018

Here’s a fact: there’s a shortage of nurses—and it’s going to grow in the years ahead. Why?

Meet Jacklynn. - A Sumner College graduate working as a LPN at Downtown Clinic in Oklahoma.

1/25/2018

Jacklynn was taking classes at a local community college while working night shift as a Caregiver to take care of her 3 young children before enrolling at Sumner College. “I have taken care of people since as long as I can remember, and it is second nature to me. I wanted to learn everything I could about...

By 2020, the US will face a Nursing Shortage of 800.000 nurses

1/22/2018

Read statistical nursing shortages by year with a 800,000 shortage by year 2020.

Meet Florence K. - A Sumner College graduate working as a LPN at Fairfax Behavioral Health.

1/17/2018

Meet Florence K. - A Sumner College graduate working as a LPN at Fairfax Behavioral Health. Here is Florence's story - Florence decided to pursue her education at Sumner College because it offered the most flexibility. The accelerated program and class schedule worked perfectly for her.

Nursing is the fasting growing occupation in the United States

1/13/2018

Consider a career in an industry with a 22% projected growth in 2018. Sumner College nursing classes starting soon for winter and spring registration.

Meet Emily. - A Sumner College graduate working as a LPN Charge Nurse at Care Center East Health and Rehab.

1/5/2018

Meet Emily. - A Sumner College graduate working as a LPN Charge Nurse at Care Center East Health and Rehab.

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

1/2/2018

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!!!

1/1/2018

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

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

12/20/2017

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

12/18/2017

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

12/15/2017

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

The Nurse Practitioner Will See You Now

12/10/2017

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.

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