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Associate Degree in Nursing

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Associate Degree in Nursing

The Associate Degree in Nursing Program at Sumner College is the only program in Oregon and Washington State that does not require prerequisite coursework.  Traditional prerequisite courses are embedded in our 24-month program, allowing you to start working as a registered nurse in less time.  We allow students who have completed college-level coursework at other institutions to transfer up to 25% of their credits. Each credit transferred reduces your tuition cost.

Let’s talk about our numbers. Our retention rate for the last reporting year is 100%. Yes, 100% of those who started our Associate Degree Program in the last reporting year graduated. Our graduates median starting salary for the current reporting year was just over $33.00 an hour; which is a median starting salary of over $69,000 a year.

If your Dream is to become a registered nurse, we can help you get there. While most schools are only interested in your GPA, we are interested in you. Your acceptance is based on a combination of test scores, a panel interview, and essays that allow you to tell us your story.

Ready to take the next step? Download an Information Packet and Reserve a Spot to attend an upcoming Information Session.

Dream It. Do It. At Sumner College.

What Sets us Apart

Multiple starts throughout the year
24 Month Program
100% Program Retention
Over 100 Clinical Sites
24 Students: Average Class Size
No Prerequisites Required

Our Program

Sumner College is committed to providing excellent care to individuals, families, and patients in the community through the development of professional nurses. Through a strong theoretical and clinically based program, our students receive the skills and education necessary to provide the community with evidence-based quality nursing care. Graduates of Sumner College will be prepared to engage in best practices through critical thinking, interdisciplinary collaboration, and strong community relationships.

Our program is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) and the Department of Education. We are authorized by the Office of Degree Authorization (ODA) to award degrees, and accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

If your Dream includes a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing – we’ve got you covered. Our RN to BSN program is designed to allow our ADN graduates to continue their education and earn their BSN in just 13 months. The RN to BSN program is 100% online, offering the opportunity to start your new career while furthering your education.

If you are ready to take the next step, we are here to help you Do It.

Program Information

Application Fee: $200
Lab and Technology Fee: $4,300
Program Tuition: $46,720
Graduation Fee: $40

Total Cost of Program: $51,260

Career Outlook

The field of nursing is an occupation that has exploded in recent years and is poised for continued impressive growth. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment as registered nurses is forecasted to rise by 12% from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the overall average for all jobs. Equally important, nursing is an occupation that pays comparatively well in the United States.

Using occupational data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national annual wage is $75,510, according to BLS, much higher than the annual salary for all occupations. Oregon is ranked 4th in the nation in which registered nurses earn the most:

  1. California: $106, 950
  2. Hawaii: $98,080
  3. Massachusetts: $92,140
  4. Oregon: $91,080

Our own graduates median starting salary within the first two weeks of employment is over $69,000 a year (2018-2019 reporting statistics).


Where Grads Work

  • PeaceHealth
  • Providence
  • Oregon State Hospital
  • The Portland Clinic
  • Metropolitan Pediatrics
  • Cedar Hills Hospital
  • Skin by Lovely
  • Vancouver Clinic
  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Salem Hospital
  • Sunset Surgical Center
  • Prestige Care
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • Legacy Health System
  • Vibra Specialty Hospital
  • Clark County Jail
  • Santiam Hospital
  • Broadway Medical Clinic
  • Metropolitan Pediatrics
  • Coffee Creek Corrections
  • Pacific Specialty and Rehab
  • Gentiva
  • Hillsboro Pediatric Clinic
  • West Hills Rehab
  • Kindred Home Health

To find our more about our program, download the Associate Degree in Nursing Information kit below and Reserve a Spot to attend an upcoming Information Session.

Over 1,200 Nursing Graduates in 10 years

Associate Degree in Nursing Info Packet

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Why Sumner College?

  • No prerequisites required to apply
  • Small class sizes foster exceptional learning environments
  • 100% Program Retention; 2018-2019 reporting year
  • Offering career-focused education since 1974
  • Program is designed to be completed in 24 months
  • Hands-on program promotes strong critical thinking skills
  • Over 100 Clinical Sites offer a broad range of learning experiences
  • Strong reputation in the area for graduating nurses competent in the field
  • Year-round program offers multiple cohort start dates
  • Emphasis on teamwork and collaboration
  • Financial Aid for those who qualify
  • Theory courses taught by MSN prepared Nurse Educators

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Lindsay L.

Lindsay L.

RN | Registered Nurse

“Nursing is a promising career with lots of options and opportunities for growth.”

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