Staying Present for the Hard Conversations


Boost Your Happiness Factor with Travel Nurse


Travel nursing can boost your happiness factor while enhancing your personal and professional experiences all at the same time.

Women Can Find Successful Careers in Healthcare Administration


Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving to the staff and students at Sumner College!

How To Pass the NCLEX: the Ultimate Guide


Everything you need to know to pass the NCLEX from an expert team of recent and successful test-takers.

Should You Be a Nurse Manager?


Are you ready? The successful nurse manager is emotionally mature. Being mature includes having insight into your own behavior. Most new managers struggle with their need to be liked.

5 Essential Nurse Interview PREP Tips


Learn about 5 key interview tips for your nursing job interview.

What impact does technology have on nursing?


Learn the impact that technology has on nursing.

7 Ways to Love Your Nurse (Student) Self


How to Land Your First Nursing Job


Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job

Oregon Facing Nurse Shortage by 2025


PORTLAND, ORE. – 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 in Oregon, a new report released today by the Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN).

Honoring Portland's Top Nurse Practitioners for 2018

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Sumner College honors the city’s top NPs, according to their peers.

November 4th - Daylight Savings Time Begins


Study Shows Younger Oregon Nurse Workforce


Oregon’s nurse workforce is becoming younger according to “Aging Trends in Oregon’s Nursing Workforce,” a new report from the Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN). The report is a follow up to OCN’s 2017 report on the demographic characteristics of the nursing workforce.

Happy Halloween


Happy Halloween Sumner College Students!

Thinking About a Career in Nursing?


Requirements to Get into Nursing - Nursing is a science based program. If you are in high school, helpful courses are sciences, particularly biology, anatomy and physiology, and chemistry. You will also need math/algebra, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Writing classes, speech, and humanities that will challenge your thinking and writing are also recommended.

Nursing Workforce Research research


Why nursing workforce research matters

AAMA Installs Deborah Novak, CMA (AAMA), as Speaker of the House


Medical assisting is one of the nation's careers growing much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Medical assistants work in outpatient health care settings. Employers are seeking and recruiting these allied health professionals because of their uniquely diverse clinical and administrative patient-centered training.

Medical Assisting Skills and Duties


Licensure - Medical Assistant


Qualities Hospitals Look for When Hiring


Cyberchondria: What is it?


Celebrate Medical Assisting Week


We are celebrating Medical Assistants Recognition Week Nice work! Providers, practice managers, and patients thank medical assistants for all they do.

Types of Healthcare Specialties


Medical Assistants Nationwide Honored in October


Thousands of medical assistants across the country are being celebrated between October 15 and 19 in observance of Medical Assistants Recognition Week (MARWeek). Held every year during the third full week in October, MARWeek lauds the contributions of the profession at the heart of health care.

Behind The Scenes Of The Emergency Room


8 Interesting Facts about Medical Assistants


Medical Assistants Saving Lives in War Zones and Abroad


Medical Assisting - A Career With High Demand


Do's and Don'ts of Nursing School Part 5 of 5


Part 5 of 5: Putting Yourself and Your Nursing Journey First

Do's and Don'ts of Nursing School Part 4 of 5


Part 4 of 5: Don't Get Upset with Very Difficult Exam Questions

Do's and Don'ts of Nursing School Part 3 of 5


Part 3 of 5: Don't Get Stuck in a Study Rut!

Do's & Don'ts of Nursing School Part 2 of 5


Part 2 of 5: Go to Lecture to Review -- Don't Go to Lecture to Learn

Do's & Don'ts of Nursing School Part 1 of 5


Part 1 of 5: Take Responsibility for Your Education -- Nursing School Won't Teach You Everything!

The facts about your Nursing Career


Nursing is the nation’s largest health care profession with more 3.1 – 3.6 million registered nurses practicing nationwide. Despite its large size, many more nurses are needed into the foreseeable future to meet the growing demand for nursing care. As you plan or consider a career as a registered nurse, you should know these facts.

How to practice mindful nursing


Do you ever feel panic at the end of a long weekend or vacation, wondering where the time went? Do your days, weeks, and months blend into one another, each day bringing you more of the same?


Challenges Facing Nursing Students Today There have always been challenges facing nursing students. What are the biggest ones today, and how can students deal with and overcome them? Some experts weigh in.

5 Types Of Nursing Students (This Will Make You Laugh!)


Are you a nursing student? Have you been to nursing school? Do you teach nursing students? If so, I give it a 110% chance you’ve met one of these nursing students. Heck, you probably are one - or a mixture of a few!

What does a Medical Assistant do?


Medical Assistants- Also called: Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Chiropractor Assistant, Clinical Assistant, Medical Assistant (MA). What does a Medical Assistant do?

Financial Aid for Nurses


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), registered nurses earn $70,000 per year, nearly twice the median salary for all other occupations. In addition, the BLS projects that employment for nurses will grow by 15% from 2016 to 2026, which is significantly faster than the average growth for all other fields. Learn options to finance your nursing education.

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Associate Degree in Nursing
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