Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
EARN YOUR BSN IN LESS THAN 3 YEARS
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Program at Sumner College is the only program in Oregon and Washington State that does not require students to complete prerequisite coursework prior to applying. Traditional ‘prerequisite’ courses are embedded in our 12 term 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.
Sumner College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), a U.S. Department of Education-recognized national accrediting agency. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Let’s talk about numbers. Our retention rate for our nursing programs the last reporting year is 98%. Yes, 98% of those who started one of our nursing programs during the last reporting year graduated. According to BLS, the average registered nurse salary in Oregon is $98,630, ranking one of the highest in the entire nation. Registered Nursing is expected to be one of the fastest growing professions as well, with an estimated growth of 15.2% over the next 10 years.
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 TEAS exam scores, a panel interview, and essays that allow you to tell us your story.
Dream It. Do It. At Sumner College.
- Earn your BSN in less than 3 years
- No Prerequisites Required
- 25% of prior coursework can be transferred
- Program is delivered in a blended format
- Small class sizes offer personal attention
- Approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING
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.
Sumner College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), a U.S. Department of Education-recognized national accrediting agency. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The BSN program is approved by the Oregon Board of Nursing (OSBN), and the US Department of Education. Click here to find out more about the financial options available to fund your eduction.
If your Dream includes a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing – we’ve got you covered.
If you are ready to take the next step, we are here to help you do It.
- Classes start every 10 weeks
- Financial aid for those who qualify
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:
- California: $106, 950
- Hawaii: $98,080
- Massachusetts: $92,140
- Oregon: $91,080
Our own graduates median starting salary within the first two weeks of employment is over $76,000 a year (2020-2021 reporting statistics annualized).
Where Grads Work
- 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
- Hillsboro Pediatric Clinic
- West Hills Rehab
- Kindred Home Health
Over 1,300 Nursing Graduates in 11 years
Why Sumner College?
- Program is designed to be completed in 32 months
- No prerequisites required to apply
- Small class sizes foster exceptional learning environments
- Offering career-focused education since 1974
- 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
- New cohorts start every 10 weeks
- Emphasis on teamwork and collaboration
- Financial Aid for those who qualify
- Sumner College offers scholarships for all programs