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Our Vision Drives Us. Education with Integrity.

Sumner College is committed to providing excellent care to patients in the community through the development of exceptional health care professionals. Graduates of Sumner College are prepared to engage in best practices through critical thinking, interdisciplinary collaboration, and strong community partnerships.  We invite you to explore our college, our culture, our campuses, and our programs.

RN to BSN Program

Associate Degree in Nursing

Practical Nursing Program

Medical Assisting Program

Phlebotomy Technician Program

Nursing Assistant Program

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About Us

Sumner College has been providing a strong educational foundation for those committed to truly making a difference for over 48 years. Located in Portland, Oregon, we are a private college uncompromisingly dedicated to providing, high quality, career focused education to support those who are committed to achieving their professional career goals.

Our healthcare programs are designed to provide a work-life balance. The majority of our students are working adults, and all of them are focused on one common goal: a career in the field of healthcare. Our retention rates reflect our dedication to student success.

Many of our students are referred to us by fellow coworkers, family members, clinical partner sites, and by our own graduates. We have a strong reputation in the Portland area as a school who graduates professionals who are competent and adequately prepared for employment in their chosen field of study.

Our history tells our story, and our numbers speak volumes about us. If healthcare is your passion, and a career in the field is your Dream, it is time to look at Sumner College.

Sumner College has campuses in Oregon and Arizona.

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99%

ADN Program Retention

99%

Medical Assisting Portland Program Retention

$36.60/hr

Median ADN Graduate Hourly

97%

PN Program Retention

$27.30/hr

Median LPN Graduate Hourly Wage

2020-2021 Reporting Statistics Annualized

School Calendar

Portland

July 6ADN Info SessionReserve a Spot
July 13ADN Info SessionReserve a Spot
August 15New Term Begins: ADN, PN, MA, RN to BSN
October 31New Term Begins: ADN, PN, MA, RN to BSN

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Mesa

August 1New Term Begins: Phlebotomy Tech & Nursing Assistant
August 15New Term Begins: Medical Assistant
September 6New Term Begins: Phlebotomy Tech
September 12New Term Begins: Nursing Assistant
October 10New Term Begins: Phlebotomy Tech
October 24New Term Begins: Nursing Assistant
October 31New Term Begins: Medical Assistant
November 14New Term Begins: Phlebotomy Tech
December 5New Term Begins: Nursing Assistant

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Anne M.

Anne M.

RN | Registered Nurse

“I chose Sumner College because the program was the best fit for my personality and learning style.”

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Sumner College Phlebotomy graduates are thriving in Arizona. Are you next?

If you desire an collaborative career, phlebotomy is the occupation for you. Not only is the profession’s abilities regularly expanding, but phlebotomists are able to

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#HealthcareCareer in Phlebotomy – Enroll Today at Sumner College Arizona

Sumner College Arizona provides unique opportunities for our students to learn and develop practical experiences before they begin their career.  Phlebotomy continues to grow as

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Nursing Assisting Median Annual Wages

Sumner College offers a Nursing Assistant Program on the Arizona Campus. If you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference in the

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CNA – Job Projected Outlook 2020-2030

Job Outlook Nursing Assistants and Orderlies Percent change in employment, projected 2020-30 Home health and personal care aides; and nursing assistants, orderlies, and psychiatric aides

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CNA – Job Summary – What does a CNA Do?

Now is a great time to pursue a career as a Nursing Assistant. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Nursing Assistants Job

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Now Hiring – Financial Aid Officer

Financial Aid Officer  Within a centralized financial aid services environment, evaluates, approves, and awards financial aid to students in accordance with federal, state, and college

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Joanna Russell visits with CW’s Nicole DeCosta about the RN to BSN Program at Sumner College

RN's that already have their Associates Degree have so many more options for continuing education. Joanna Russell, President, Sumner College talks with Nicole DeCosta, CW's

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Interview with Joanna Russell and CW’s Nicole DeCosta

Right now is a great time to enter the healthcare field interview with Joanna Russell, President, Sumner College. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwtLsLKZKZc[/embed]

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Informational Sessions – Seats Available June 15th

Sumner College has a few remaining seats open for the June 15th Nursing Informational Session with President, Joanna Russell. It's all online! Sign up now

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Nursing Assistant Types

UCNA, CNA, and LNA Note: As of July 1, 2016, Arizona offers two types of nursing assistant credentials in Arizona: Certified Nursing Assistant, designated as

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Class of 2022 Entering the Best Job Market in Years

Great NBC News story highlighting the job search experience for recent grads like Aga Sophia Noel, an Occupational Therapy Assistance graduate from CECU member career

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Now Hiring – Dean of Students

Sumner College is hiring for a Dean of Students. Title: Dean of Students Supervisor: Vice President Job Summary: The Dean of Students is part of

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Joanna Russell visits with CW’s Everyday Northwest

President, Joanna Russell visited with Ashley Howard from CW's Everyday Northwest to discuss continuing education options in nursing.   [embed]https://youtu.be/2lMNewz-GeY[/embed]

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Celebrating Sumner Graduates | Meet Tiffany

At Sumner College, we like to celebrate our graduates. Tiffany is a recent PN grad. She shares her story, "Working as a phlebotomist at a plasma

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Heartwarming Stories of Nurses Who Went Beyond Their Call of Duty

Article and Image Content shared from Readers Digest. When it comes to kindness, compassion, and caring for others, nurses have us all beat. They work

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Heartwarming Stories of Nurses Who Went Beyond Their Call of Duty

Article and Image Content shared from Readers Digest. When it comes to kindness, compassion, and caring for others, nurses have us all beat. They work

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Heartwarming Stories of Nurses Who Went Beyond Their Call of Duty

Article and Image Content shared from Readers Digest. Image credit: COURTESY MARK SHIPMAN When it comes to kindness, compassion, and caring for others, nurses have

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Heartwarming Stories of Nurses Who Went Beyond Their Call of Duty

Article and Image Content shared from Readers Digest. When it comes to kindness, compassion, and caring for others, nurses have us all beat. They work

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Heartwarming Stories of Nurses Who Went Above and Beyond Their Call of Duty

Article and Image Content shared from Readers Digest. When it comes to kindness, compassion, and caring for others, nurses have us all beat. They work

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Personal Finance – Here’s How Much Money Phlebotomists Make In Every State In 2022

Phlebotomists perform an invaluable role in the medical world and beyond. They draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, and research, not to mention explaining to

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Sumner College Blood Drive

Last week Sumner College held a blood drive. Here are some photos from the day.

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Celebrating Sumner Graduates | Meet Sharon

At Sumner College, we like to celebrate our graduates. Sharon is a recent Medical Assisting grad. She shares her story, "Before enrolling in Sumner College’s

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Celebrating Sumner Graduates | Meet Patrick

At Sumner College, we like to celebrate our graduates. Patrick is a recent LPN grad. He shares his  story, "Prior to enrolling at Sumner College,

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ALL IN: Johnson&Johnson WellBeing for Healthcare Campaign

ALL IN: WellBeing First for Healthcare is a call to action by #FirstRespondersFirst and The Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation as a coalition of leading

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Celebrating Sumner Graduates | Meet Lyric

At Sumner College, we like to celebrate our graduates. Lyric is a recent LPN grad. She shares her story, "Prior to attending Sumner College, I

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#Hiring a Clinical Coordinator – Nursing Programs

JOB DESCRIPTION Position: Clinical Coordinator for Nursing Programs Supervisor: College President Job Description of Clinical Coordinator: The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for acquiring and maintaining clinical sites

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Sunday, May 7th is Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day from Sumner College!

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Celebrating Sumner Graduates | Meet Kaitlyn

At Sumner College, we like to celebrate our graduates. Kaitlyn is a recent LPN grad. She shares her story, "Wanting to expand my skills as

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Celebrating Sumner Graduates | Meet Julie

At Sumner College, we like to celebrate our graduates. Julie is a recent RN grad. She shares her story, "Prior to enrolling in Sumner College’s

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Now Hiring! Nurse Educator Associate Labs & Clinicals

Job Summary: The Nurse Educator Associate will teach, guide students in their labs and clinicals, along with enhancing the design of the curriculum. This person

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