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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

February 62023 New Term: ADN, PN, MA, RN-BSN Online
April 242023 New Term: ADN, PN, MA, RN-BSN Online
July 172023 New Term: ADN, PN, MA, RN-BSN Online
October 22023 New Term: ADN, PN, MA, RN-BSN Online
January 22024 New Term: ADN, PN, MA, RN-BSN Online
March 252024 New Term: ADN, PN, MA, RN-BSN Online
June 102024 New Term: ADN, PN, MA, RN-BSN Online
September 32024 New Term: ADN, PN, MA, RN-BSN Online
November 182024 New Term: PN, MA, RN-BSN Online

Academic Calendar

Mesa

December 5New Term Begins: Nursing Assistant
December 12New Term Begins: Phlebotomy Tech
February 62023 New Term Begins: Medical Assisting
April 242023 New Term Begins: Medical Assisting
July 172023 New Term Begins: Medical Assisting
October 22023 New Term Begins: Medical Assisting
January 22024 New Term Begins: Medical Assisting
March 252024 New Term Begins: Medical Assisting
June 102024 New Term Begins: Medical Assisting
September 32024 New Term Begins: Medical Assisting
November 182024 New Term Begins: Medical Assisting

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Vanessa L.

Vanessa L.

LPN

Inspired by her mother, Vanessa deiced to follow in her footsteps, and work as a CNA before making the decision to become a nurse.

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Bringing Well-Being into the Workplace

For healthcare to work, it takes a thriving nurse workforce. From nurse-led solutions to evidence-backed guidelines, innovation in workplace well-being isn't just possible, it's happening.

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Thanksgiving Memorable Recipes from Sumner College’s Team

Thanksgiving is a time to show gratitude for friends, family and business associates. This year, the Sumner College team is sharing a few delicious, must-have,

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Why Phlebotomy is a Good Career

Entering this field as a phlebotomist offers one of the fastest entry routes and is one of the few positions that does not require a bachelor's

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5 Ways to Reduce Test Stress

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# Hiring – Accreditation and Compliance Officer – Remote

Sumner College has been educating leaders in workforce for almost 50 years in the Portland metro area. Join a team that is passionate about educating

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Common Hospice Terminology

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Is Tiktok the New Dr. Google?

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Meal Prep Ideas for Health Professionals

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Tips for Coping with Nursing School Stress

If you are looking to become a nurse, you’ve probably been doing a lot of research about programs and schools. Earning a Bachelor of Science

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RN to BSN 100% Online -Start October 31st

Sumner College RN to BSN program offers registered nurses the flexibility to complete their bachelor's degree without ever stepping foot on campus. The Online RN to

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Phlebotomy Program – 8 weeks

The Phlebotomy program at Sumner College focuses on providing the skills, knowledge and clinical competence you need to work in this field in a safe,

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October 31st – Medical Assisting Class – Enroll Today

The Sumner College Medical Assisting program can get your career started in the medical field in a few as 8 months. We still have spots

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Nursing Student Must Haves and Essentials for Nursing School

Article and links courtesy of NurseSecrets.com *Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. “As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.” Being a new nursing

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Breaking News – Sumner College Adding PN Enrollments to the 10/31 Cohort!

Are you still interested in pursuing your LPN? If it has been a little while since you considered your career/college development and have still have

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Now Hiring: Clinical Coordinator for Nursing Program

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Now Hiring: Nurse Educator Part-Time

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

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Now Hiring: Administrative Assistant, Nursing Programs

Sumner College is looking for our next Administrative Assistant for the Nursing Program. The primary responsibilities are assisting the Senior Administrative Assistant and Department Chair

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Becoming A Pediatric Nurse

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Skilled Medical Specialists – Phlebotomists

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Medical Assistant – A springboard into a field that allows you to make a difference.

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FNSNA 2023 Online Scholarship

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5 Ways Johnson & Johnson Is Working to Improve the Well-Being of the World by 2025

Johnson & Johnson's 2020 Health for Humanity Report details the progress it's made in the past five years in driving sustainable social, environmental and economic

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Nurses Change Lives

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The Important Role of a Phlebotomist in Healthcare

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A Career As A Certified Nurse Midwife

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Important Phlebotomy Technician Skills for Success

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RN to BSN Degree – What is it?

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Top Medical Assistant Skills

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