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Medical Assisting Program

Medical Assistants play a vital role in the healthcare field by working collaboratively with a team in doctors’ offices, medical clinics, hospitals and specialty practices. Our Medical Assisting program provides students with the administrative and clinical skills necessary to deliver safe, quality care in ambulatory settings.

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RN to BSN Program

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (RN to BSN) is designed for registered nurses looking to advance their careers. Our 13-month Bachelors of Science in Nursing program will broaden your understanding of best practices in nursing, and prepare you for leadership positions in which increasing levels of education are expected.

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Associate Degree in Nursing

Sumner College’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) is the only program in Oregon and Washington that doesn’t require prerequisite coursework. These courses are embedded in our 24-month program, allowing our graduates to start working in nursing in less time. We also allow students who have completed college-level courses at other institutions to transfer up to 25% of their credits.

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Practical Nursing Program

Approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) and accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), the Practical Nursing Program from Sumner College is a 50-week diploma program. Upon completion, graduates will be prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure examination (NCLEX-PN) for licensure as a practical nurse.

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Phlebotomy Technician Program

Our eight-week phlebotomy program will equip you with the skills you need to get started in this profession and launch your medical career. Under the guidance of expert instructors, you’ll be trained in multiple blood collection techniques, as well as EKG skills, anatomy and physiology and proper collection and handling of specimens Upon graduation, you’ll have the skills and knowledge you need to find work in a hospital, physician’s office, lab or donation center.

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Nursing Assistant Program

If you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference in the lives of others, a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) may be perfect for you. CNAs and LNAs work alongside nurses and physicians to ensure the comfort and safety of people who are often at their most vulnerable. Through direct interaction, they are a vital link between nurse and their patients.

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Honor HealthCare Heroes – National IV Nurse Day

INS celebrates IV Nurse Day each year on January 25th, to recognize the decades of continuing education, advocacy, and professional development that have driven the

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Enroll Now in our Phlebotomy Tech Program

Have you been dreaming about a career working in healthcare? Sumner College Arizona can get you there with classes in Phlebotomy Tech, Medical Assisting and

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2023 Nurse Appreciation Calendar

Enjoy The DiversityNursing.com, 2023 Nurse Appreciation Calendar and remember to honor our healthcare heroes for their dedication to our health and work in our world.

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Honor our HealthCare Heroes – National CRNA Week

A Celebration of CRNAs Since 2000, National CRNA Week has been our annual celebration of the nearly 59,000 practicing nurse anesthetists in the U.S. From

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Laboratory Phlebotomist Projected Growth in the US

Research Summary. After extensive research, interviews, and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that: Salaries have increased 11% for laboratory phlebotomists in the last 5 years

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Mobile IV Nursing Is Trending Due to Earning Potential

Mobile IV nursing is growing and offers nurses the opportunity for higher pay and a flexible schedule. Explore this popular career. Mobile intravenous (IV) nurses

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How You Can Set SMART Goals for 2023

Did you know 91% of people don't reach their New Year's goals? Dive into how SMART goals for nurses may increase your potential success. SMART

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How the Improving Care and Access to Nurses (I CAN) Act Impacts Nurses

The Improving Care and Access to Nurses legislation significantly impacts nurses and their patients. Consider seven ways to advocate for improved access to care. The

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Dream It. Do It.

If healthcare is your passion, and a career in the field is your dream, it is time to look at Sumner College. 2023 nursing classes

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Happy New Year!

Make way for 2023!

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The Future of Oregon’s Nursing Workforce: Analysis and Recommendations

The Oregon Center for Nursing recently published "The Future of Oregon's Nursing Workforce: Analysis and Recommendations The Oregon Legislature directed the Oregon Health Care Workforce

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Happy Holidays from Sumner College

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What’s the work environment for a Phlebotomy Tech?

Phlebotomists work mainly in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, and doctor’s offices. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Phlebotomists held about 135,500 jobs

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Holiday Break – December 19 to January 2nd

There will be no classes at Sumner College during Holiday Break - December 19th thru January 2nd.

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Expert Simulation Educators Across Oregon – OCN

Sumner College's Simulation Lab provides a comprehensive learning experience for our students. As nursing education and professional development needs evolve, schools and healthcare systems are

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2022 Holiday Greetings

Sumner College President, Joanna Russell, shares a big announcement for our nursing school happening in April 2023 and wishes a warm holiday greeting to all

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Finding balance around the holidays

The holiday season can be a stressful time. For years, I allowed this time of year to completely take over my mind and wellbeing because

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It’s a good time to pursue a career in healthcare. Joanna Russell and Nicole DeCosta discuss nursing

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RN Well-Being Project

The well-being of all licensed LPNs, RNs, and APRNs, as well as their certified and unlicensed support staff, is essential to Oregon's health [Article shared

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Oregon Facing Nurse Shortage by 2025

With demand for registered nurses in Oregon continuing to grow, Oregon is facing a nursing shortage by 2025, according to The Demand for Nursing Professionals

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Occupational Outlook Handbook – Phlebotomists

Sumner College's Phlebotomy Tech classes are held in Mesa, Arizona Next classes start in January 2023 Quick Facts: Phlebotomists 2021 Median Pay $37,380 per year

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Professional Nursing Organizations

There are more than 100 different national and international nursing organizations, many of which have chapters in Oregon. You may want to consider the benefits

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How a nurse is improving health equity with a touch of a button

This article is shared from Johnson+Johnson's Nursing website. LINK Watch a special TODAY show segment featuring nurse innovator Bre Loughlin, MS, RN This segment features

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Now Hiring – Assistant to the President

Sumner College is accepting applications for the position of Assistant to the President. Visit the Careers at Sumner page for details on the position and

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Now Hiring – General Education/ Science Instructor

Sumner College is accepting applications for a general education/science instructor position that is part time and hybrid. Job Description - General Education/Science Instructor - Part

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Bringing Well-Being into the Workplace

For healthcare to work, it takes a thriving nurse workforce. From nurse-led solutions to evidence-backed guidelines, innovation in workplace well-being isn't just possible, it's happening.

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Thanksgiving Memorable Recipes from Sumner College’s Team

Thanksgiving is a time to show gratitude for friends, family and business associates. This year, the Sumner College team is sharing a few delicious, must-have,

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Why Phlebotomy is a Good Career

Entering this field as a phlebotomist offers one of the fastest entry routes and is one of the few positions that does not require a bachelor's

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5 Ways to Reduce Test Stress

Article shared fro GreatSchools.org Does your child get stressed about taking standardized tests? Follow this checklist to help ease their worries. In many states children

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# Hiring – Accreditation and Compliance Officer – Remote

Sumner College has been educating leaders in workforce for almost 50 years in the Portland metro area. Join a team that is passionate about educating

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