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The focus of our Student & Career Services department is to provide support, encouragement, and resources to assist current students and alumni in achieving their career goals.  By creating a campus community focused on student success, we offer resources and tools to ensure you have an enriching, supportive, and successful experience during your time at Sumner College.

As your academic journey ends, our Career Services Department will work closely with you to obtain employment in your field of study through employer and community partnerships.

Employer Career Fairs: We host on-campus career fairs which offer students the opportunity to connect one on one with local healthcare organizations.

Sumner College Edge: This online platform allows employers to post jobs and view student resumes. Active students and graduates can create and update their e-portfolio, a tool to assist graduates in landing their Dream job.

Student Housing: Sumner College has partnered with TMG Management Company to provide student housing exclusively for Sumner College students. These beautiful townhomes are fully furnished and located in a safe neighborhood close to the campus. Rent includes all utilities, cable and wifi.  If you are interested in student housing, please contact our Student Services Department. Housing is only available for students attending the Portland Area Campus.

Sumner College Medical Club: Offers a place to exchange ideas, give back to our community, and encourage student support. Activities include community volunteer opportunities, development of teamwork and leadership skills, awareness of current trends affecting healthcare.

Professional Development Workshops: We offer workshops that support career development through networking, job searching strategies, social media presence and interviewing skills.

Survival Jobs: We partner with local employers to secure part-time employment opportunities for our students while attending school.

We also provide resources for tutoring, mentoring, and promote student recognition through our quarterly Sumner College Scholarship Program.

Contact us to find out more at studentservices@sumnercollege.edu

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Hire Our Graduates

Sumner College is always looking for employers interested in hiring our graduates and clinical partnerships for our students. At our Portland Area Campus we offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, an Associate Degree in Nursing Program (RN), a Practical Nursing Program (LPN) and a RN to BSN Program.

Please contact us at careerservices@sumnercollege.edu if you are interested in finding out more about us. Benefits of partnering with Sumner College includes on-campus employer career fairs, job postings via our internal Sumner Edge Employer platform, guest speaking opportunities, advisory board memberships, and scholarships for your employees through a clinical partnership.

For more than 50 years we have been building relationships with employers that support new graduates in the field of healthcare. Please contact us today to find out how we can partner with your organization as we continue to meet the needs of our community.

Supporting the Community through Employer Partnerships since 1974

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If advancing your nursing education is part of your plans, you cannot miss this opportunity to meet Lois Hine, Sumner College RN to BSN Program

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June BSN Info Sessions Now Open

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Graphic provided by OCN | Oregon Center for Nursing

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New BSN Info Sessions – Register

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Are you a Registered Nurse wondering what the next step is in your career? Considered your BSN? Sumner College's RN to BSN program can get

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April BSN Info Sessions

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Meet Alex – Sumner College Graduate

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Meet Alexandra – Sumner College RN to BSN Graduate

Alexandra, congratulations on your graduation! As you’ve embarked on your nursing journey, remember: ‘Nursing is not just a profession, it’s a calling to serve, heal,

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Meet Renee – Sumner College Graduate

Renee, congratulations on your graduation! As you’ve embarked on your nursing journey, remember: ‘Nursing is not just a profession, it’s a calling to serve, heal,

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Meet Serena – Sumner College Graduate

Serena congratulations on your graduation! As you’ve embarked on your nursing journey, remember: ‘Nursing is not just a profession, it’s a calling to serve, heal,

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Meet Amanda – Sumner College Graduate

Amanda, congratulations on your graduation! As you’ve embarked on your nursing journey, remember: ‘Nursing is not just a profession, it’s a calling to serve, heal,

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Meet Natalie – Sumner College Graduate

Natalie, congratulations on your graduation! As you’ve embarked on your nursing journey, remember: ‘Nursing is not just a profession, it’s a calling to serve, heal,

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Now Hiring

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Meet Erin – Sumner College Graduate

Erin, congratulations on your graduation! As you’ve embarked on your nursing journey, remember: ‘Nursing is not just a profession, it’s a calling to serve, heal,

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