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Hi. I’m looking into Sumner college in Portland Oregon. Specifically their RN program and I’m looking for any insight from people who have graduated from there! Would you recommend? Did you get a job easily? Were you able to get your BSN? I’m currently take pre-requisites and am one class short of applying and I really don’t want to waste a whole year. Thank you in advance!

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Did you end up applying? I am looking into applying next month.

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No I never applied. I tried getting a hold of them because I had some questions about it and no one would call me back. I decided to just apply at community colleges, especially since Sumner is 50k+ for tuition. Good luck to you!!

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OliveOyl91 is a CNA, RN and specializes in Orthopedics, Trauma.

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I just graduated from Sumner College and am waiting to take my NCLEX. I was rejected from Lower Columbia College's ADN program (with all my prerequisites done) and applied to Sumner before the next round. Sumner transferred in most of my prereqs and that knocked the price of the program down significantly.

After my NCLEX, I'll be starting the online RN-BSN program at Chamberlain University, they offer discounted tuition to Sumner graduates. 🙂

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On 10/3/2019 at 12:42 AM, OliveOyl91 said:

I just graduated from Sumner College and am waiting to take my NCLEX. I was rejected from Lower Columbia College's ADN program (with all my prerequisites done) and applied to Sumner before the next round. Sumner transferred in most of my prereqs and that knocked the price of the program down significantly.

After my NCLEX, I'll be starting the online RN-BSN program at Chamberlain University, they offer discounted tuition to Sumner graduates. 🙂

Did you pass your NCLEX? Were you able to get hired quickly? If you don’t mind me asking, about how much did your student loan end up being and how long was the program? I’m sorry for all the questions! I want to apply just curious as I have a few options right now.

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OliveOyl91 is a CNA, RN and specializes in Orthopedics, Trauma.

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13 hours ago, arling16 said:

Did you pass your NCLEX? Were you able to get hired quickly? If you don’t mind me asking, about how much did your student loan end up being and how long was the program? I’m sorry for all the questions! I want to apply just curious as I have a few options right now.

Hi! I did pass my NCLEX, with 151 questions. Everyone in my cohort has passed the first try. I wound up paying about $30k for Sumner. I transferred in a lot of credits, earned a few Scholarships, and my work offers tuition reimbursement. And I start my work’s new grad RN residency in January. ☺️ Several classmates started working as a RN the week they passed their NCLEX, they started applying to jobs once they had their NCLEX scheduled. Sumner often has career fairs on campus and you have a chance to talk to folks about their institution, etc.

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2 hours ago, OliveOyl91 said:

Hi! I did pass my NCLEX, with 151 questions. Everyone in my cohort has passed the first try. I wound up paying about $30k for Sumner. I transferred in a lot of credits, earned a few scholarships, and my work offers tuition reimbursement. And I start my work’s new grad RN residency in January. ☺️ Several classmates started working as a RN the week they passed their NCLEX, they started applying to jobs once they had their NCLEX scheduled. Sumner often has career fairs on campus and you have a chance to talk to folks about their institution, etc.

Congrats! That’s so awesome 🙂 how hard was the application process from start to finish? Are the classes Monday - Friday all day or do you kind of choose your own classes and times to go? I really want to apply, but I do live two hours away and I don’t think Sumner has any type of housing.

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OliveOyl91 is a CNA, RN and specializes in Orthopedics, Trauma.

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1 hour ago, arling16 said:

Congrats! That’s so awesome 🙂 how hard was the application process from start to finish? Are the classes Monday - Friday all day or do you kind of choose your own classes and times to go? I really want to apply, but I do live two hours away and I don’t think Sumner has any type of housing.

Sumner does have housing! They’ve recently partnered with a real estate agency and have townhomes available to students. This was too late for me to benefit from (I live about two hours away, too), but I’ve heard they’re nice.

For me, the enrollment proceeds was very smooth. I had already taken my TEAS for a previous school and after I sent in my admissions essay I was scheduled for a panel interview. Because I lived so far away, they told me I was accepted before I left campus. Some classmates were told a week or so later.

RN classes are all in the morning, mostly. 8am at the earliest and they run until 3pm at the latest. Once your places in a cohort, you run the course of the program with them. Transferring in classes won’t help you graduate faster, but it’ll definitely lighten your load. Only one or two terms had classes Mon-Fri, the rest were three or four days a week. I worked nights throughout the whole program and made it work.

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Thank you so much for all the information! How was the TEAS? Any studying material you would recommend before taking it?

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21 hours ago, arling16 said:

Congrats! That’s so awesome 🙂 how hard was the application process from start to finish? Are the classes Monday - Friday all day or do you kind of choose your own classes and times to go? I really want to apply, but I do live two hours away and I don’t think Sumner has any type of housing.

Also, did you end up moving closer or did you just make the drive every day? How was the drive/traffic?

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OliveOyl91 is a CNA, RN and specializes in Orthopedics, Trauma.

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6 hours ago, arling16 said:

Also, did you end up moving closer or did you just make the drive every day? How was the drive/traffic?

I used the ATI study guide and invested in the practice exams. Super helpful. My worst subject was the science portion, but I focused on math and I’m glad I did. 👍

I actually commuted every day. The school’s in Portland and I came from Clatskanie (off Highway 30 by the coast). Luckily, another girl in my cohort was from Astoria, so we carpooled every day for two years, alternating driving days. Traffic could be really bad when class started at 8:00am, but it wasn’t until we reach Vancouver and were heading into a Portland. We always gave ourselves 2-2.5 hours to get there. It was tiring, but now that I’m done it actually went by very quick and was well worth it.

We had folks from as far west as Astoria, far east as Hood River, as far south as Salem, and as far north as Olympia in my cohort.

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