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Associate Degree in Nursing

The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program at Sumner College is the only Associate Degree program in the state of Oregon and Washington that does not require prerequisite coursework. Courses that are traditionally referred to as 'prerequisites' are embedded into our 24 month program, thus allowing our graduates to start working in the field of nursing in a shorter time frame. The college allows students who have completed college level courses at other institutions to transfer up to 25% into the program. 

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Associate Degree in Nursing Information Packet

If you are considering Sumner College to pursue your nursing education, please contact an Admissions Representative to reserve a spot to attend one of our Information Sessions. This Session will provide you with information regarding our admissions and application process, program curriculum, transfer credit, financial aid, student services, clinical experiences, and career placement in the field. Financial aid and admissions are both available to meet with you after the session if you have additional questions about the program or the college. 

The college began offering the Associate Degree in Nursing Program in February of 2013, and has been offering the Practical Nursing Program since 2009. With over 900 nursing graduates to date, we know that our school is making a positive impact on the local community and the professional nursing workforce. 


Associate Degree in Nursing Information Sessions

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Our Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at Sumner College is a two year degree program designed to develop nurses who utilize evidence for practice decisions in a variety of healthcare settings, while providing them the knowledge of issues shaping nursing and today’s healthcare workforce. Field experiences include community based maternity homes, long-term care, mental health facilities, medical clinics, and hospitals.

Our ADN program is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN), authorized by the Office of Degree Authorization (ODA), and accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), and approved by the US Department of Education. 

Promoting Excellence in Nursing

Our ADN program focuses on promoting intellectual growth and development for students in a safe and secure learning environment. We strive to create an educational environment that fosters the development of ethical, competent, and caring nurses that will shape and lead our future nursing workforce.

It is our responsibility to provide our students with the knowledge, skills, and ability needed to become successful in their chosen field. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered nurse.

Graduates of the Associate Degree in Nursing program will be reimbursed for the costs to take the NCLEX if they sit for the exam within 30 days after the term ends. Reimbursement costs include the state application fee (any state), the costs of fingerprinting, and the Pearson Vue exam fee. 

Why Sumner College?

  • Our program does not require any prerequisite coursework
  • The program is designed to be completed in 24 months
  • Skills and simulation labs provide hands on practice to prepare you for clinical experiences
  • Cohort size is limited to 24 students
  • Our college has been accredited since 1978 with the focus on providing high quality, career focused education 
  • Graduates will be prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered nurse.

A few places our graduates are working

  • Kaiser Permanente 
  • The Salem Hospital 
  • PeaceHealth
  • Oregon State Hospital 
  • The Vancouver Clinic
  • Cedar Hills Psychiatric Hospital
  • Asante Hospital
  • Western State Hospital 
  • Santiam Hospital
  • Providence Child Center
  • Northwest Pediatric Center
  • Washington County Jail
  • Metro Pediatrics
  • Providence 
  • The Oregon Clinic
  • Broadway Medical Clinic
  • Legacy Health System
  • Prestige
  • Fortis Health Care
  • The Portland Clinic
  • Coffee Creek Corrections
  • Dr. Darm - Aesthetic Medicine
  • Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Avamere 


Graduates Wishing to Continue Their Education

The college has established Articulation Agreements and Letters of Understanding with a number of universities for graduates wishing to continue their education and pursue a bachelor of science or master of science degree in nursing. Please reference the Partnership Packet to find out more about your options for continuing your education once you have graduated from the ADN program here at Sumner College.

View Partnership Packet here

How do I get started?

If you are interested in finding out more about our ADN program at Sumner College, please contact our admissions department at  to reserve a spot to attend one of our weekly information sessions. Our ADN information packet outlines the steps necessary to submit an application to apply for acceptance into the program.

Associate Degree in Nursing Program 

A TEAS study manual may be purchased through the college. The college strongly recommends that applicants purchase some type of study manual and commit a minimum of three weeks to preparing for the test. Please contact the college to order a TEAS Study Manual. 

Your application and supporting documentation can be submitted to

Click here to download a Sumner College ADN Nursing Application



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