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Sumner College, Portland Oregon Campus is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Health Education Schools (ABHES), is authorized by the Office of Degree Authorization (ODA), and is approved by the Department of Education. Sumner College.

It’s important information that Sumner College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and Practical Nursing program (PN) are approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN). Graduates from these programs are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) in both Oregon and Washington.

However, it’s essential for students planning to practice nursing outside of Oregon and Washington to be aware that licensure requirements vary by state. If you intend to sit for the NCLEX and seek licensure in a state other than Oregon or Washington, it’s advisable to directly contact the board of nursing in that specific state. Each state’s board of nursing sets its own criteria and requirements for licensure, which can include additional examinations, background checks, or educational prerequisites.

Understanding the licensure requirements in the state where you plan to practice is crucial to ensure a smooth transition and compliance with that state’s regulations.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

{Sumner College is no longer offering Medical Assisting Classes} Graduates of the Medical Assisting program were eligible to sit for the CMA (AAMA) Certification Exam. Only graduates of medical assisting programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) are eligible to take the (AAMA) Certification Examination.

*Sumner College is a business corporation authorized by the State of Oregon to offer and confer the academic degree described herein, following a determination that state academic standards will be satisfied under OAR 583-030. Inquiries concerning the standards or school compliance may be directed to the Office of Degree Authorization.

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