Sumner College ABHES and CCNE Accreditations

Sumner College is proud to be accredited with ABHES and the CCNE. Why is this important to you as a student? Because it gives you some assurance that you are receiving a quality education and will gain recognitions by other colleges and employers of course credits and degrees earned during your time at the school.

Sumner College 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.

The Registered Nursing Program and the Practical Nursing program is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN). Graduates of the Registered Nursing Program and Practical Nursing Program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

Graduates of the Medical Assisting program are 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.

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 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.