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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.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing

Practical Nursing Program

RN to BSN Program-online

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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.

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99%

ADN Program Retention

$51.46/hr

Median RN-BSN Graduate Hourly Wage

$43.87/hr

Median ADN Graduate Hourly Wage

97%

PN Program Retention

$34.07/hr

Median LPN Graduate Hourly Wage

2022-2023 Reporting Statistics Annualized

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The on-campus Information Session aims to offer valuable insights to individuals considering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

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March 252024 New Term: BSN, PN, and RN to BSN
June 102024 New Term: BSN, PN, and RN to BSN
September 32024 New Term: BSN, PN, and RN to BSN
November 182024 New Term: BSN PN, and RN to BSN
February 242025 New Term: BSN, PN, and RN to BSN
May 122025 New Term: BSN, PN, and RN to BSN
August 42025 New Term: BSN, PN, and RN to BSN
October 202025 New Term: BSN, PN, and RN to BSN
January 212026 New Term: BSN, PN, and RN to BSN

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Courtney S.

RN | Registered Nurse

“I am forever grateful to Sumner College for my nursing degree and lifelong friends.”

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Meet Natalie – Sumner College Graduate

Natalie, congratulations on your graduation! As you’ve embarked on your nursing journey, remember: ‘Nursing is not just a profession, it’s a calling to serve, heal,

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Now Hiring

Are you a healthcare educator? Sumner College is looking for our next Nursing Educator to join our team. This is a part time position. Read

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Meet Erin – Sumner College Graduate

Erin, congratulations on your graduation! As you’ve embarked on your nursing journey, remember: ‘Nursing is not just a profession, it’s a calling to serve, heal,

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Exploring the Vital Role of Nurses in Heart Health

Article Shared from DiversityNursing.com February is American Heart Month. It's important to promote cardiovascular health and explore the many ways Nurses are engaged in these

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Meet Anne Marie – Sumner College Graduate

Anne Marie, congratulations on your graduation! As you've embarked on your nursing journey, remember: 'Nursing is not just a profession, it's a calling to serve,

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Nursing Ranked Most Trusted Profession for 22nd Year

Article Shared from DiversityNursing.com In Gallup's 2023 Honesty and Ethics poll, Americans' evaluations of almost all 23 professions have experienced a decline compared to previous years.

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Helpful Apps Every Nurse Should Have

Article shared from DiversityNursing.com Mobile apps have transformed how Nurses provide care to their patients. Smartphones allow Nurses easy access to applications designed to assist

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DiversityNursing.com – Helpful Resources

Helpful Resources DiversityNursing.com is a Career Job Board, Community and Information Resource for all Nurses regardless of age, race, gender identity, religion, education, national origin,

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How to Prepare for College – Oregon Goes to School

Article shared from Oregon Goes to College  It’s a plan! No matter what grade you’re in, you can get ready for your future. Getting ready

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Sumner College Clinical Partners

Sumner College clinical partnerships play a crucial role in advancing medical education and training. By offering opportunities for hands-on experience and mentorship, these collaborations help

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Commencement Ceremony

Save the date - April 6, 2024 for Sumner College's Commencement Ceremony. Celebrating cohorts: PN54, PN55, ADN23, RN-BSN10 and RN-BSN11 Congratulations to you all!! Tickets

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Healthcare Hero

Are you aspiring to be a healthcare hero? A common question from our nursing students at Sumner College is about the role of ER nurses

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Dynamic – Interactive – Rich with Real-world Relevance

RNs are you ready to take your nursing career to the next level with a BSN? Guess what - at Sumner College, you can achieve

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ER Nursing

Have you been thinking, “How can I start my nursing career in an ER?" Begin by obtaining a solid understanding of nursing through an approved

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LPN

At Sumner College, we understand the importance of every role in the nursing field, including the dedicated work of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). LPNs are

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Flexible – Balanced – Online RN to BSN

Wondering what it's like to pursue a nursing degree online? At Sumner College, our RN to BSN program fits the busy lives of working nurses

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Nursing, beyond direct patient care

Thinking about a career in nursing but interested in roles beyond direct patient care? At Sumner College, we recognize that nursing offers diverse career paths,

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Jobs in 2031 will likely require postsecondary education

Degrees and credentials after high school will become increasingly important in the job market, a new report found. Analysis from the Georgetown University Center on

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Evolving Healthcare Landscape for Job Opportunities

As we enter 2024, the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, bringing exciting job opportunities for Practical Nurses. Nurses are able to work in different environments

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RNs, what is your next step in advancing your career in nursing?

Are you a Registered Nurse wondering what the next step is in your career? Explore why pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at

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Is Practical Nursing a Career for You?

As a Practical Nurse, you can choose when and where you work. This career path offers an opportunity to enjoy a healthy work-life balance. At

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Why Choose Sumner College for your Nursing Education?

Why Sumner College? Our BSN Program is designed to be completed in 32 months No prerequisites required to apply Small class sizes foster exceptional learning

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Is a BSN required to work in hospitals?

Aspiring nurses often ask, "Is a BSN required to work in hospitals?" There are hospitals and healthcare settings that prefer this licensure because it demonstrates

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Dream More in 2024! – Welcome New Sumner College Nursing Students

The Future is HERE! Welcome, 2024! Dream BIGGER, Reach HIGHER! Sumner College - Dream More in 2024! Our nursing classes enroll every ten weeks. Welcome

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January Nursing Information Sessions

The on-campus Information Session aims to offer valuable insights to individuals considering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. During the session, you will receive

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Happy Holidays from Sumner College

Merry Christmas, everyone! 🎄 It's time to spread the festive cheer and celebrate the most beautiful time of the year! Let's make this the most

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The NCLEX

Prepare for the NCLEX- The National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) is the all-important step between graduating from nursing school and becoming a nurse. It’s a

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Nursing as a Second Career

Nursing as a Second Career -It’s never too late. Nursing is an excellent choice at any stage of your life because good nurses are always

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Speciality Nursing

Once you’re a Registered Nurse (RN), you can take your career in so many new directions by specializing in an area you enjoy, with endless

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Paying for Nursing School

Many resources exist to assist nursing students with the cost of nursing school, from federal student aid (FAFSA) to scholarships and grants. Loan repayment programs

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