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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

October 31New Term Begins: ADN, PN, MA, RN to BSN
February 62023 New Term Begins: ADN, PN, MA-PDX, RN-BSN Online
April 242023 New Term Begins: ADN, PN, MA-PDX, RN-BSN Online
July 102023 New Term Begins: ADN, PN, MA-PDX, RN-BSN Online
September 252023 New Term Begins: ADN, PN, MA-PDX, RN-BSN Online

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Mesa

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
December 12New Term Begins: Phlebotomy Tech
February 62023 New Term Begins: Medical Assisting
April 242023 New Term Begins: Medical Assisting
July 102023 New Term Begins: Medical Assisting
September 252023 New Term Begins: Medical Assisting

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Sandy J.

Sandy J.

LPN | Resident Services Director

She knew at the age of 15 she wanted to work in healthcare and work with the geriatric population because it was like seeing 80 grandparents all at once!

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A Career As A Certified Nurse Midwife

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BSN Jobs

WHAT KIND OF JOBS CAN YOU GET WITH A BSN? A bachelor of science in nursing will prepare you for a wide variety of job

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose

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Important Phlebotomy Technician Skills for Success

What Kind of Skills Do You Need to Be a Phlebotomist? Phlebotomists draw blood from patients for tests, research, transfusions, and/or blood donations. They work

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RN to BSN Degree – What is it?

The RN-BSN degree is designed for nurses that have earned their Registered Nurse (RN) licensure and would like to continue their educational journey by earning

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Top Medical Assistant Skills

Top Medical Assistant Skills Different employers may emphasize different skills when hiring staff, so be sure to read all job descriptions carefully. Be ready to

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#Hiring – Medical Assistant Instructor (Full Time)

Title: Medical Assisting Instructor (Full Time on Campus) Supervisor: Medical Assisting Program Director Job Summary: The Medical Assisting Instructor will teach classes for the medical assisting program.

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#Hiring – Administrative Assistant

The front desk administrative assistant is responsible for answering phone calls in a professional manner, directing calls to the appropriate individual, and providing excellent customer

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Top Skills and Qualifications for Nursing Assistants

If you’re interested in a career as a nursing assistant (NA), you may have questions about which specific skills you need to be successful in

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How to Grow in the Nursing Profession

Article is shared from DiversityNursing.com. One of the greatest benefits of the Nursing profession is that there are always new and emerging ways to improve

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A Career In Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Article is shared from DiversityNursing.com. While physical health is undoubtedly important, so is Mental Health. Millions of Americans are affected by mental illness each year. Psychiatric

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The Importance of Self Care and Managing College Stress

Self-care has become a mental health buzzword in recent years, and for good reason: Healthcare professionals must learn to put on their own oxygen masks

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Job Opening – The Department Chair of Nursing Programs Sumner College

Sumner College is interviewing for the Department Chair of Nursing Programs. Contact HR to submit an application. Position: Department Chair of Nursing Programs Supervisor: President

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Student Debt Relief – Announcement: 8/25/22

Announcement: 8/25/2022 Student Debt Relief Federal Student Aid and the Biden-Harris Administration have announced loan forgiveness plans of up to $20,000 for prior Pell-Grant recipients

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Learn About Being a Nursing Assistant

Indeed.com shares - What does a nursing assistant do? A nursing assistant is a healthcare professional who helps patients with their basic daily care. They

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Johnson & Johnson Share Transformational Nursing Stories

When health systems tap into the true potential of nurses, the outcomes are actionable, enduring drivers of healthcare transformation. In new research, Johnson & Johnson, American

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Looking for Nursing Jobs?

The websites and information below are wonderful tools for investigating the nursing profession in Oregon. Employment-Related Websites Oregon Labor Market Information System – This wonderful service,

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An Unofficial Guide to New Graduate Nursing- OSN

The Oregon Center for Nursing has published a useful guide for new nursing graduates. Read on for an excerpt from their site with tips and

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Practical Nursing in Oregon

The state of Oregon believes that empowering nurses not only boosts work morale but leads to higher quality care and an improved work environment. By

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What is Phlebotomy?

Phlebotomy is when someone uses a needle to take blood from a vein, usually in your arm. Also called a blood draw or venipuncture, it’s an important

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Nursing Assistant vs Medical Assistant, what is the difference?

While certified nursing assistants and medical assistants (MAs) do have some similarities, such as working with patients and providing patient care, it is important not to confuse

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RN Prep for Job Interview

RN's, you've been actively submitting resumes for jobs and now have hear back with a request to scheduled an interview. The number of candidates is

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Now Hiring – Accounting Clerk

Position: Accounting Clerk Supervisor: Controller Job Summary: The Accounting Clerk is responsible for the entering of invoices received from Vendors. The Accounting clerk is responsible

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#Hiring – Human Resource Manager

Sumner College is seeking applicants for the position of Human Resource Manager. Qualified applicants should submit a resume to HR at Sumner College. Position: Human

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Job Outlook – Nursing Assisting

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Occupational Outlook – Nursing Assisting

Summary of the Nursing Assisting Position Quick Facts: Nursing Assistants and Orderlies 2021 Median Pay $30,290 per year $14.56 per hour Typical Entry-Level Education See

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Healthy Life Series: Week Off Social Media Boosts Mental Health: Study

It's no secret that too much social media can be bad for one's mental health. Now, research suggests that taking even a brief break from

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Occupational Outlook – Phlebotomist

Summary of tasks performed by phlebotomists Quick Facts: Phlebotomists 2021 Median Pay $37,380 per year $17.97 per hour Typical Entry-Level Education Postsecondary nondegree award Work

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Unique Opportunity to Develop Practical Experiences in Phlebotomy

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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Healthy Life Series: Don’t Go Bananas – But Maybe Eat One

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