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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Our Program

No Prerequisites Required

Are you dreaming of becoming a Registered Nurse, but worried about the hurdles of prerequisite courses? Look no further! Sumner College offers a unique and accessible path to your nursing career through our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. Here’s what sets our program apart:

No Prerequisite Courses Required

Our BSN program is the only one in Oregon and Washington State that doesn’t demand prerequisite coursework before applying. We’ve revolutionized nursing education by embedding traditional prerequisites within our 12-term program. This means you can jump-start your journey to becoming a registered nurse in less than 3 years.

Credit Transfer Opportunities

Have you already completed college-level coursework at another institution? You can transfer up to 25% of your credits to our program, reducing your tuition costs on your path to a BSN degree.

Hands-On Learning: Our program offers a well-rounded blend of didactic, skills labs, and clinical experiences, ensuring a practical, hands-on approach to learning.

Hybrid Delivery Format: We understand that many of our students have busy lives with work and personal commitments. Our hybrid format allows you to strike a balance between these responsibilities by offering courses delivered on campus, online, and at assigned clinical partner sites. By offering a blend of online and in-person components, you can minimize the time and effort spent commuting to campus, allowing you to make the most of your study time and maintain a better work-life-school balance.

Accreditation You Can Trust

Our program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), ensuring the highest standards of nursing education are met. Additionally, the program is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN), and holds institutional accreditation from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

Exceptional Retention Rate

We take pride in our remarkable 97.5% retention rate for our nursing programs. This reflects our unwavering commitment to helping our students succeed, from the moment you step through our doors to the day you graduate as a registered nurse. (ABHES 2022-2023 Annual Reporting Data)

Year-Round Opportunities: With rolling enrollment, you’re not constrained by the traditional academic calendar. You can apply and start your journey toward a BSN degree in the fall, winter, spring, or summer—whenever it suits you best. This means you don’t have to wait for an annual admission cycle to begin your studies.

Lucrative Career Prospects

Oregon boasts one of the highest average registered nurse salaries in the nation, with an impressive figure of $98,630 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Moreover, the field of Registered Nursing is predicted to grow by 15.2% over the next decade, making it one of the fastest-growing professions.

Admissions Process

At Sumner College, we care about more than just your GPA. Our admission process considers a combination of factors, including TEAS exam scores, a panel interview, and essays that allow you to share your unique story.

Ready to take the next step toward your dream of becoming a registered nurse? Download an Information Packet and Reserve a Spot for an upcoming Information Session. Let Sumner College help you make your dream of becoming a registered nurse a reality. Your journey to a fulfilling nursing career starts here.

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 Why Sumner?

  • Earn Your BSN in 32 Months
  • Tuition: $495 per credit
  • Program is Approved by CCNE and the OSBN
  • No Prerequisites Required
  • 25% of Prior Coursework may be Transferred
  • Program is Delivered Blended Format
  • Year Round Enrollment

Accreditation & Memberships

Bachelor of Science in Nursing 

Accreditation ensures that nursing programs meet specific standards of quality and effectiveness. These accreditations and authorizations reflect the institution’s dedication to providing students with a reputable and high-quality nursing education, ensuring that graduates are well-prepared for successful careers in the field of nursing. Students can be confident in the program’s commitment to excellence and regulatory compliance.

CCNE: The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation attests to the college’s dedication to maintaining excellence in nursing education. CCNE is a recognized accrediting body for nursing programs, and its accreditation signifies that Sumner College’s BSN program meets or exceeds established standards.

Oregon State Board of Nursing: Approval by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) is vital for nursing programs in the state, ensuring alignment with state-specific nursing education requirements.

ABHES: Institutional Accreditation: Sumner College holds institutional accreditation from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). ABHES is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and accredits institutions that offer healthcare education. This accreditation assures students of the college’s commitment to delivering quality healthcare education.

HECC Authorization: Authorization by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) demonstrates compliance with state-level education regulations and standards.

Department of Education: Authorization by the Department of Education (ED) further affirms Sumner College’s adherence to federal education standards and regulations.

AACN Membership: Membership in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) connects Sumner College with a network of nursing educators and institutions across the nation, fostering collaboration and staying up-to-date with industry trends.

CECU:  Membership in the Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) highlights Sumner College’s commitment to career-focused education and their connection to a larger network of institutions with similar goals. This affiliation provides the college with opportunities for collaboration, advocacy, and staying informed about developments in the field of career education

The 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.

Our Program

  • Classes start every 10 weeks
  • Financial aid for those who qualify

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Career Outlook

Registered Nursing

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 $89,010, according to BLS, much higher than the annual salary for all occupations. Oregon is ranked 3rd in the nation in which registered nurses earn the most annual mean wage:

  1. California: $133,340
  2. Hawaii: $113,220
  3. Oregon: $106,610
  4. Massachusetts: $104,150
  5. Alaska: $103,310

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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

  • 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 brochure Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Information kit and Reserve a Spot to attend an upcoming Information Session.

BSN Program Info Packet

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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

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Lindsay L.

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

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