Tips to Start your Semester Strong




Items a New Nurse or Student Nurse Needs to Buy


If you are a new graduate registered nurse (RN) or a nursing student wondering what type of nursing medical supplies you will need to help you do your job or get through nursing school. View this fun video series from

Sumner College's Medical Assisting Program


Our Medical Assisting Program is approved by the Office of Degree Authorization (ODA) and accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

How to Plan for Nursing School Success


How to plan for nursing school success

Nurse Practitioners: Meeting the Needs of Rural Veterans


VA strives to deliver high-quality, compassionate health care to Veterans across America. We’ve taken great strides to ensure patients living in rural areas have access to a range of care options to best meet their health care needs. Due to VA’s recent “scope of practice” laws—which grant advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) full practice authority—certified nurse practitioners are stepping in to provide primary care to patients in rural areas.

8 Tips To Help Bring The Magic Back to Nursing in 2019


Hunting the Elusive Work-Life Balance in Nursing

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Work-life balance is a hot concept in the nursing profession. We hear we need it. We want to achieve it.

Oregon Students Nurses' Association Resources for Students


Get involved with your local nurses association - here are some valuable links and tips from OSNA.

Sumner College Holiday Break


A good attitude, good shoes and home baking: a student’s tips on preparing for your first clinical placement


A nursing student looks back and shares some advice she'd liked to have read before her first clinical placement – including some tips for getting along with your preceptor.

Stress-proofing yourself


Annette Milligan, a nurse entrepreneur who has run stress management courses and seminars for 24 years, shares some of her top stress-proofing tips.

Seasons Greetings from Sumner College!


Reflections on Reasons for Gratitude


Be grateful throughout the Holiday Season - here are some reflections on how to treasure gratitude.

OSNA - NCLEX Review Resources


Oregon Student Nurses Association shares important links to review resources and tips about the NCLEX.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Nurses


Learn how to more effectively manage your time during nursing school.

Beat the Flu During National Influenza Vaccination Week


This year, National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is December 2-8. NIVW provides an opportunity for nurses to promote flu vaccination before flu season swings into full gear. The flu can be dangerous and result in serious health problems (complications), such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations.

Helping New Nurses Find Their Way


The Art of Saying Yes

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

11/5/2018 9:35:07 PM

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?


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