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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

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Portland

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 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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Mary K.

Mary K.

LPN | LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

“I have wanted to become a nurse since I was a little girl.”

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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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Now Hiring – The Department Chair of Nursing Programs

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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Job Outlook – Nursing Assisting

Job Outlook for Nursing Assisting as a career Nursing Assistants and Orderlies Percent change in employment, projected 2020-30 Home health and personal care aides; and

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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

On the screen, bananas are a menace. Just ask Charlie Chaplin, Bugs Bunny or anyone who's played Mario Kart. In your diet, though, bananas can

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Healthy Life Series: Keep Hydrated for Summer Exercise

Keeping your body well-fueled and hydrated is a must during outdoor summer sports and exercise, a nutrition expert says. "For summer workouts, it's important to

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Top Characteristics of a Great Nurse

As many of you know, a career in Nursing is extremely challenging, but very rewarding as well. For the last 20 years, the Nursing profession has consistently

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Effective Communication Tips For Nurses

On an average day, Nurses interact with many patients, their families and friends, and exchange information with numerous healthcare staff. It is critical to be

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Hospitals Healing With Art Therapy Programs

Art therapy is a growing trend throughout hospitals in the United States. Art therapy is an evidenced-based practice that supports the emotional, physical, social and spiritual well-being

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Yoga for Patients with Psychiatric Illness

Yoga-based treatments, which are recognized by the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health as a form of complementary and alternative

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Happy 4th of July

Sumner College offices are closed today, July 4th to honor our country's Independence Day. We hope you enjoy the day with friends and family. We

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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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