Sumner College Catalog

1 2024 College Catalog 2025

This school is a business unit of a corporation and is authorized by the State of Oregon to offer and confer the academic degrees and certificates described herein, following a determination that state academic standards will be satisfied under OAR 583-030. Inquiries concerning the standards or school compliance may be directed to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC), 3225 25th Street SE, Salem OR 97302. HECC Website: Within 10-days from the date a licensed institution revises a catalog, or publishes a new catalog, the licensee shall submit a written or electronic copy of the catalog to the State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. The Catalog is available to all students and prospective students in a written or electronic format available at Sumner College is licensed under Chapter 28C.10 RCW. Inquiries or complaints regarding this private vocational school may be made to the Workforce Board, 128 – 10th Ave. SW, Box 43105, Olympia, Washington 98504 Web: Phone: 360.709.4600 Email Address: Published June 5, 2024 Catalog Effective through January 2025 Sumner College Catalog v2024.3


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Thank you for considering Sumner College as a potential option for your college education. Sumner College prides itself on providing a student-centered approach to education, emphasizing student engagement, critical thinking, and real-world career preparation. Our goal is to create a supportive and inclusive community that fosters lifelong learning and the development of strong values. At Sumner College, we value the importance of student support and believe that a sense of community enhances the educational experience. We encourage open dialogue, the sharing of ideas, and the respectful consideration of various perspectives. Our graduates, as well as our clinical sites and community partners, consistently recognize Sumner College as an excellent choice for those interested in pursuing a career in nursing. One aspect that sets Sumner College apart from most schools is that we do not require prerequisite courses as a qualification for applying to our nursing programs. We believe in providing a quality nursing education in the shortest time frame possible, allowing our students to pursue their dreams of becoming nurses without the delay of completing additional prerequisite coursework. Our aim is to support our students in achieving their career goals efficiently and effectively. By removing the prerequisite requirement, we provide an opportunity for motivated individuals who are ready to embark on a new career as a nurse to pursue their aspirations. We understand you have a number of options available in your pursuit of higher education. If you are seeking an educational environment that prioritizes a genuine sense of community and a focus on student success, we invite you to explore Sumner College further to determine if it aligns with your aspirations and goals. If you have the dream of becoming a nurse and are eager to start your journey, Sumner College is here to help you make it a reality.

Joanna Russell President

Dream It. Do It. At Sumner College.


4 Mission Statement����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������6 Accreditation, Approval, Licensure, and Memberships�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������7 Admission Requirements�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������8 Instructional Delivery Method��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������8 Specialized or Specific Fees Associated with Distance Education�����������������������������������������������������������������������������8 Licensure and Certification �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������9 State Authorization����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������9 Student Services������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������11 Career Services���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������11 Academic Calendar��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������11 Hours of Instruction - Campus Hours������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������11 Hours of Instruction - Program Hours����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������11 Transfer Credits*������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������12 Transcripts���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12 Articulation Agreements����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������12 Financial Aid Programs�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������13 Student Files & Academic Records�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������14 Non-Discrimination Statement�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������14 Students With Disabilities Policy*������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������14 Ability to Benefit�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������14 Challenge Credit/Credit for Non-Collegiate Work���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������14 Administrative Organization����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������14 Bachelors of Science in Nursing Program����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������15 BSN Course Descriptions����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������18 RN-BSN Program�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������27 RN-BSN Course Descriptions����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������29 Practical Nursing Program�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������32 Practical Nursing Course Descriptions*��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������35 Tuition and Fees�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������39 State of Oregon Cancellation Policy���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������40 State of Washington Cancellation Policy������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������41 Federal Return of Funds Policy�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������41 FERPA�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 42 Advance Standing����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������43 CONTENTS

Course Numbering System������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������43 Credit Hour Conversation���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������43 Credit Policy��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������44 Credit Hour Development Procedure ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������44 Rationale for Curriculum Development���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������44 Process for Curriculum Development�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������45 Scheduling of Classes���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������45 Scholarship Program�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������45 Grading Procedures�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������46 Program Progression for Non-Core Classes �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������46 Program Progression for Core Classes ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������46 Grade Appeals�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������47 Academic Probation������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������47 Appeals for Suspension������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������48 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Financial Aid Policy��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������48 The Appeal Process: ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������49 Tardiness������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 49 Conduct Policy����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������49 Refresher Courses���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������49 Withdrawal���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 49 Re-Entry Policy����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������49 Termination��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 49 Extended Enrollment�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������51 Graduation Requirements - All Programs�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������51 Student Code of Conduct���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������52 Weapons Policy��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������52 Copyright Infringement������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������52 Sexual Harassment Policy�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������53 Drugs & Intoxicants Policy�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������53 Identity & Statement of Educational Purpose���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������56 Formal Grievance and Complaint Procedures���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������57 Faculty Addendum���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������59 Sumner College Addendum��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������1 CONTENTS


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MISSION STATEMENT • Sumner College strives to provide quality education and instruction to all students. We feel it is our responsibility to provide our graduates with the knowledge, skills and ability needed to become competitive and successful in their chosen field. We are dedicated to promoting intellectual growth and development for all of our students in a safe and secure learning environment. • Sumner College established the following goals and objectives to measure the ongoing achievement of its mission: • Provide a culture where its core values are visible in the activities and interactions of all administrators, faculty, staff, and students • Periodic reviews of student learning outcomes that will result in continuous academic improvement • Identify and implement collaborative and specific activities to facilitate successful completion of students’ educational objectives • Assist graduates in securing entry-level full time employment in their field of study • Hiring qualified faculty with exceptional knowledge and skills • Partnering with the local facilities and organizations to offer off-campus educational experiences that will result in providing the community with graduates that will one day become respected professionals in their field of study, and contribute to the overall wellness and wellbeing of the community • Provide a classroom environment that will support students’ professional and social development • Support the staff and faculty by adhering to high ethical standards, while respecting a multiple perspective approach



COLLEGE HISTORY Sumner College opened their doors to students in July of 1974 with one campus located in Portland, Oregon. The college was founded as The Court Reporting Institute. Situated steps from the Portland State campus in downtown Portland, the college leased second floor space and began offering a Court Reporting diploma program. In 1986, the college changed its name to College of Legal Arts and expanded its curriculum by adding a Legal Secretarial program. Two years later, the college further expanded its curriculum offerings and added a Paralegal program. These programs were all designed with the final goal in mind of providing students the opportunity to obtain entry-level employment in the legal field. In January of 2007, the college was purchased by Cascade Education, LLC. Under new ownership, the college focused on developing new programs related to the healthcare sector. In 2009, the college changed its name to Sumner College to incorporate the growing number of programs. In the fall of 2009, after two years of development, the college launched their first nursing program; the Practical Nursing diploma program. This program has consistently retained strong retention numbers, as well as strong career placement in the nursing field. With the success of this program, and students interested in more advanced opportunities in the healthcare field, the college began developing curriculum for a registered nursing program in the latter part of 2010. In 2012, the college was approved to offer an associate level Associate Degree in Nursing Program by the state of Oregon and the OSBN, and in 2022 the college received approval from the state and the OSBN to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. Sumner College is the first private, proprietary school in Oregon history to offer a BSN in the state of Oregon. In its 48 year history, Sumner College has had three presidents. The current p resident has been the president of Sumner College since 2007. Board of Directors: Barry Glasser, Jeffrey Woolf, Joanna Russell Owners: Barry Glasser, Jeffrey Woolf, Joanna Russell

• U.S Department of Education (ED). The US Department of Education approves Sumner College to participate in Title IV/Federal Financial Aid programs. • Accrediting Bureau for Health Education Schools (ABHES) Institutional Accreditation7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N. Falls Church, VA 22043 Tele: 703.917.9503 Fax: 703.917.4109. The Accrediting Bureau for Health Education Schools (ABHES) is a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and the RN to BSN program at Sumner College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). https://directory.ccnecommunity. org/reports/rptAccreditedPrograms_New. asp?state=OR&sFullName=Oregon • Higher Education Coordinating Commission Office of degree Authorization (HECC-ODA) for the Practical Nursing program, Associate Degree in Nursing program, and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. • Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) 17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd. Portland, Oregon 97224-7012. The Practical Nursing program and Associate Degree in Nursing program are approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN). • Workforce Board 128 10th Ave. SW, Box 43105 Olympia, Washington 98504. Sumner College is licensed under: Chapter 28C.10 RCW • National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) 3005 Center Green Drive Suite 130 Boulder, Colorado 80301. SARA is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education • Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) 1530 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1050 Arlington, VA 22209 MAIN CAMPUS Address: 8338 NE Alderwood Road Portland, OR 97220

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The main campus is located in Portland, Oregon. It has approximately 30,000 square feet dedicated to healthcare education.


Main Campus, Portland, Oregon

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS General Admissions Requirements A high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalency is required for admission to the college. All applicants must complete the following steps: Applicants are required to complete an initial interview with admissions, or attend an information session. Parents and spouses are encouraged to attend the interview with admissions. In addition, the following requirements apply to specific programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Bachelor of Science in Nursing applicants are required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam on campus at Sumner College, or an approved proctored testing site. A $75 non-refundable test fee is due at the time the test is scheduled. Applicants must complete the BSN application, which includes three essays, two letters of recommendation, resume, and unofficial transcripts if candidate is seeking transfer credit. Applicants must obtain an overall score of a 74% or higher on the TEAS exam, and a minimum point value must be achieved to be considered for admittance into the program. Please see the BSN information packet for additional information regarding the application process. If accepted into the program, a $200 registration fee is due at the time of enrollment. RN to BSN Program Applicants must be a graduate from an accredited Registered Nursing Program, with a GPA of 2.0 or higher, and hold or acquire an unencumbered nursing license in the state in which they will practice. Applicants must have completed 15 semester credit hours or 22.5 quarter credit hours of general education and meet admission prerequisite requirements. The following general education courses must be completed with a C or higher grade to be transferred into the program: Anatomy and Physiology (12 quarter credits), English – written and oral communication (12 quarter credits) Sociology (4 quarter credits), Psychology (4 quarter credits), Human growth and development (4 quarter credits). Online courses are available to all students enrolled in the RN to BSN program of the College. Courses are delivered asynchronously through the Canvas (Instructure) LMS. Applicants for Online delivery must meet all College Admissions requirements and: • Have access to a computer; • Complete an online readiness assessment; and • Have access to the Internet; • Participate in Online Orientation Practical Nursing Program (PN) Practical Nursing applicants are required to take the Accuplacer exam, an application, essays, and one letter of recommendation to be considered for admission. A minimum score of 4 points (80% or higher in each section) must be awarded on the Accuplacer test and the applicant must complete the test in under 2.5 hours to proceed in the application process. Applicants who do not achieve an overall minimum score of 80% or exceed the 2.5 hour time-frame must retake the entire test. A minimum of 14 days are required between test exam dates, and a maximum of 2 attempts are allowed within a 6 month period. These fees are non-refundable and are due at the time of scheduling the Accuplacer Test, and the test must be taken on-campus or at an approved proctored testing site. If accepted into the program, a $50 application fee is due at the time of enrollment. Instructional Delivery Method Sumner College provides instruction in a blended format for the following programs offered at the Portland campus: Practical Nursing and Bachelors of Science in Nursing. ‘Blended’ format includes both classroom and distance education instruction. With a blended delivery method, specific courses are scheduled on-site for in-person learning, and other courses are delivered in an online format through Canvas (learning management system). Each course will be identified as residential or distance learning in this catalog for the above programs. The RN to BSN program is delivered 100% online. Specialized or Specific Fees Associated with Distance Education There are no additional fees associated with a blended program delivery. Students in the following programs are issued a laptop as part of their fees and becomes the property of the student after the term begins: Practical Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The college provides technical support for active students at no cost to the student.


Material Circumstance that May Adversely Impact an Applicant’s Ability to Complete a Distance Education Program The Practical Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs are delivered in a blended format that includes both distance education courses and residential courses that are taught on-campus in the state that Sumner College is physically located. Students must be able to attend courses at the physical location to progress through the program. Students should research whether the programs offered at Sumner College meet their state’s profession requirements. A student’s physical location is determined at the time of application based on information provided by the student. Licensure and Certification

“The teachers are there supporting you, they are interested in your success and that makes a huge difference in motivation ” ~Kristen W. Sumner Graduate

Graduates of the Practical Nursing program may apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN), and graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing may apply to sit for the National Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). State Authorization Sumner College has not determined if any of the programs fulfill the educational requirements for specific professional licensure or certification required for employment in the field outside the states of Oregon. It is recommended that students who are located in or plan to relocate to a state apart from the physical campus offering the program research any certification or employment requirements for their intended state. Additional Program Requirements* It is a policy of Sumner College to ensure that enrolling students are aware of the potential effect and consequence of past criminal behaviors. Prospective students may be denied admission based on their criminal background. A criminal background may affect the student’s ability to obtain licensure. Please click the link below to review the requirements for licensure for the state of Oregon: How a Criminal History Can Affect The Licensure Process Sumner College is required to perform a background check on all nursing students prior to a student being assigned to a clinical site. The results of that background check will be made available to the clinical site. Pending or prior criminal charges may result in the student being unable to be assigned to a clinical facility. Students with prior criminal charges may not be granted a license even if he/she passes the NCLEX or AAMA exam. If you have a prior conviction, please talk to the admissions department about your background prior to enrolling in any program. Clinical facilities require the school to follow drug screening requirements, which may include random testing, prior to being assigned to a clinical facility. Results are on a pass/fail basis. Students who fail the drug screening may be dismissed from the college. Failure to complete or participate in any required Drug agency screening will result in the nursing student being withdrawn from the program. In the event a student fails, they may appeal if he/she feels it was a false positive. All students are responsible for meeting the requirements set forth in the college catalog. Right to Rescind Policy A disciplinary matter or criminal conviction, whether occurring prior to the time of application, while the application is under review, or after the admission decision has been made, may affect the College’s decisions regarding admission, or enrollment. Sumner College reserves the right to rescind admission or enrollment if a circumstance or event arises. Additionally, is an application misrepresents any information during the admissions or enrollment process acceptance may be rescinded at the College’s discretion. The Oregon State Board of Nursing may deny nursing licensure to persons with criminal arrest or conviction histories.

*Please see Addendum following this catalog to view Additional Program Requirements (click here to view)


Travel Disclosure Every attempt is made to place a student as close to home as possible. However, clinical experiences are often limited by the number of students living within a specific geographic region and the number of clinical sites available. In addition, students may be required to rotate between clinical sites during their clinical education to ensure all students receive beneficial, high-quality clinical education during their time at the college. All students must be prepared and willing to commit themselves to any travel time required to achieve the program’s educational goals. Travel to a clinical site varies and can be located up to 5 hours one way from the campus. Students are encouraged to review the student handbook and enrollment paperwork for more information. Rotation requirements will be presented to the students by the Clinical Coordinator. Sumner College does not provide transportation for students to and from clinical sites. Students should plan accordingly for these travel costs and a mode of transportation. Carpooling with other students is encouraged, and clinical assignments cannot and will not be based on transportation needs. Full Time Student A student must be registered for at least twelve (12) quarter credit units per term to be considered a full time student. Room & Board The college does not provide room and board. The college makes every effort to help students that are interested in relocating find safe and affordable housing. Information about this service can be found in the Student Services Department. Visitors and Family Members Visitors interested in attending the college that are over the age of 18 and would like to sit in on a class need to be approved by the Director of Operations prior to sitting in a class. No children under the age of 18 (unless currently enrolled) are allowed in any classroom, skills labs, break room, or library during scheduled class hours. Facilities & Equipment Sumner College is located close to the Portland airport and is easily accessible by Tri-Met public transportation. Free parking is available for students, staff, and visitors. Please park vehicles in designated parking spots only. Please do not park in any spots marked as ‘Reserved’. The college utilizes current technologies to facilitate an atmosphere conducive to learning. Our facilities are accessible to students in wheelchairs. Technology Resources and Requirements for Distance Education Courses Students must meet the minimum student skills, hardware, and software requirements for the distance education courses (online) taught at the college. All programs offered at the college include distance education courses. A computer is issued to every student enrolled in the following programs: • Practical Nursing • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Students are expected to have at least the following skills before taking distance education courses: • Basic keyboarding competence • Elementary knowledge of their computer operating system • Basic knowledge of: Word processor, sending and receiving emails with attachments, using an internet browser and search engine Hardware Requirements • Internet access with a high-speed broadband connection • Students must be able to video conference in real-time • Google Chrome internet browser • An office suite tool such as Microsoft Office 365 or similar Students must also complete the online new student course PCT 101 – Passport to Canvas prior to starting classes. This course is an introduction to Canvas that includes exercises and tutorials to assure student success. The IT Department is responsible for issuing student laptops prior to classes starting. The college provides technical support for all active students Monday through Thursday outside of class times. Support is provided during these days from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Appointments are recommended to assure the department can address the needs of the student in a timely manner. Please contact this department at to schedule ask a question or schedule an appointment.


STUDENT SERVICES Student Services assist students in locating desirable living accommodations and securing part-time and/or full-time employment during non-school hours. The Student Services department provides information on services not available through the school, including, but not limited to: childcare, public transportation, and public agencies. Advising is provided by the college to assist students in solving any problems that may arise while enrolled at the college. Instructors, as well as administrative staff, are available for private advising sessions to give students the opportunity to discuss in an open manner any personal or academic concerns they may be experiencing. The college will refer students with more severe problems to facilities that are capable of dealing with more complex situations. All Sumner College students are entitled to academic advising from their Department Chair and the Director of Education. Sumner College strives to help all students prepare for an academic path that is consistent with the employment goals of the student. All students are initially scheduled for an acceptance interview with a college official. An orientation is conducted for all incoming students, and the Department Chair will schedule periodic meetings with students to discuss issues impacting their education and progress while at Sumner College. The Department Chair, Student Services, and the Director of Education are available to students as necessary. CAREER SERVICES The Career Services Department at Sumner College assists students in obtaining gainful employment in their chosen career field. To assist its graduates in meeting this objective, Sumner College provides students with the skills needed for finding employment, provides assistance in the pursuit of employment opportunities, as well as techniques necessary for a successful interview. While we cannot and do not guarantee employment, we will assist our graduates in securing a position in their chosen field by using all available resources. Current students and graduates may utilize career placement assistance from the college. There is no charge for this service. Please contact the Student Services department at Sumner College for more information. Graduates may return to Sumner and audit classes they attended while enrolled at Sumner College at no charge. Please contact the Director of Education if you are interested in auditing specific classes. The auditing of courses must be approved on a space availability basis. Academic Calendar Please visit this link to view the Academic Calendar and school holidays:

Hours of Instruction - Campus Hours Portland - Main Campus Mon - Fri 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM

8338 NE Alderwood Road Ste.100 Portland, Oregon 97220

Ph: 503-972-6230 Fax: 503-952-0010

Hours of Instruction - Program Hours Program Hours

Location Portland

Instructional Delivery Method

Practical Nursing Program 1

Mon - Fri Day: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Afternoon: 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM 2 Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Blended Format

Bachelors of Science in Nursing Program 1


Blended Format

RN to BSN Program

Asynchronous Instruction



1 Practicum/clinical hours and days vary based on the facility availability. Please see the Student Handbook for additional informa - tion. 2 See Addendum following this catalog for updated hours of instruction (click to view)


process and student learning outcomes including placement, retention and licensure pass rates. Nationally accredited institutions predominantly offer career and/or technical programs with a strong emphasis on preparing students for careers and future success in their fields of study. Sumner College is a nationally accredited institution and credits granted from our college will most likely not transfer to a regionally accredited institution unless the college has a predetermined articulation or transfer credit agreement. The programs at Sumner College are designed to prepare students for a specific professional objective and are not intended to be a transfer program. The transfer of Sumner College credits to other schools is always at the discretion of the receiving school, generally dependent on comparability of curricula and may depend on comparability of accreditation. Sumner College cannot guarantee the transferability of credits and students intending to transfer to another institution should always check with that school. Transcripts Students can request a copy of their official transcript for a charge of $10.00; unofficial transcripts are available at no charge. Please go to our website: transcript-request/? and click through to the Sumner College Parchment Storefront to order your transcript. Both electronic and physical transcripts may be ordered and sent directly to the institution chosen. Articulation Agreements The college has secured articulation and course transfer agreements for graduates of the Practical Nursing program (PN) and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (BSN). The following schools offer programs in which the college has secured an articulation agreement, or block transfers in which a student may be eligible to transfer specific courses. If a graduate pursues higher education, it is the decision of the institution in which they apply to grant transfer credit. Please contact our Career Services department, or institutions you may be considering, for further information. The agreements in place between the college and these institutions can be modified or withdrawn by either institution. Practical Nursing Program • Sumner College

TRANSFER CREDITS* Transfer credit integral to the school’s approved degree curriculum may be awarded at the corresponding degree level for academic work documented by other schools that are regionally accredited, authorized to confer degrees in or from Oregon, or otherwise individually or categorically approved by the Office of Degree Authorization. Students wishing to transfer credits from another accredited, degree-granting institution will be required to have the institution provide an official, sealed transcript to Sumner College no later than the student’s first day of the term. Additionally, students who would like to transfer credits to be evaluated must submit unofficial transcripts with their application. Students may transfer up to twenty-five percent (25%) of the total credits required to complete this program. The institution must be accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Transfer credits must be earned with a grade of a “C” or higher and must be a 100 level or higher to be considered for transfer. If the class in question is the same or judged substantially similar in scope to the course offered at Sumner College, transfer credit may be allowed. Grades earned in coursework accepted for transfer credit are not calculated in the cumulative grade point average nor used in the calculations toward satisfactory academic progress. Credit by Examination is not allowed. Sumner College does not offer advanced placement. Students who transfer courses into their academic program of study may audit the course. Students are not charged to audit the course, but they must pay for the textbook used in the course. Students wishing to audit courses will need to contact the school registrar. This Transfer of credit is always at the discretion of the receiving school, generally depends on comparability of curricula, and may depend on comparability of accreditation. Acceptance of the degree, diploma or certificate you earn in a program of study is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If credits, degree, diploma, or certificate that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution which you may seek transfer to after attending Sumner College to determine if your academic credits, degree, diploma, or certificate will transfer. There are two types of accreditation in post-secondary education: Regional Accreditation and National Accreditation. Regional accreditation is granted to an institution by one of six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the United States Department of Education depending on the institution’s location. Regionally accredited institutions tend to place a greater request is granted on a space availability basis. Transfer of Credits to Other Schools

• Lower Columbia Community College Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

• Keiser University • Walden University Transfe r credit integral to the school’s approved degree curriculum may be awarded at the corresponding degree level for academic work documented by other schools that are regionally accredited, authorized to confer degrees in or from Oregon, or otherwise individually or categorically approved by the Office of Degree Authorization. Students who transfer courses into their academic program of study may audit the course. Students are not charged to

emphasis on academic research and services and less on specific student learning outcomes. National accreditation is granted to an institution by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and is focused on the educational * See Addendum following this catalog for updated transfer credit expiration, effective 10/12/2023 (Click here to view)


• Students will be required to make payments while in school on the principle balance of the loan • Interest rate is 0% while attending Sumner College and the interest rate will be fixed at 6% once a student has graduated or is no longer attending Sumner College • Sumner College Loan payments must be current to progress in program each term • Tuition Options and Sumner College must be notified in writing if there is a change in name, telephone number, address, graduation date, or if the student is withdrawn from the school • If the loan is not repaid, it will be reported to a National Credit Bureau and have a negative effect on the borrower’s credit rating • If applicable, the borrower will have to pay additional costs including but not limited to: collection costs, fees, legal and court costs • This is NOT a federal loan • A borrower is not eligible for this loan if they are not eligible for the federal educational loans, such as the Federal Direct Stafford Loans • If the agreed upon payments are not made or the payments become delinquent, the student could be withdrawn from school or unable to progress in the program • The borrower must read the promissory notes and disclosure statement for this and every loan. The terms and conditions of this loan may differ from the terms and conditions of any additional loans offered in the future. • A dependent student, as defined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) instructions, will be advised to ask their parents to apply for a Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) loan. If a parent is approved for a Parent Plus loan, students are not eligible for the Sumner College Private Loan. Dependent student must be eligible for the additional Unsubsidized Stafford Loans to apply for the Sumner College Loan. • The school may require a borrower to take a financial literacy program as a condition of receiving this loan • Approval for this loan is based on the data submitted by the borrower and the borrower may be required to provide • Sumner College loans may be sold to a third party, a related party or to the school. As long as the borrower continues to meet the requirements of the loan, the borrower benefits applicable to the loan will remain effective • Sumner College Loans are not eligible for deferment or forbearance • When the student is no longer attending, payments may increase and payments will include principle and interest Student information regarding these programs is available in the Financial Aid office. The college has a Director of Financial Aid to assist in selecting the right financial program for applicants and help with completing applications. additional documentation to support their data • There is no prepayment penalty on this loan

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS The Financial Aid offices at are open to students during business hours. Students are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment with this office if they have any questions regarding financial aid. The financial aid office assists students in determining individual student eligibility for the different programs available to them. This office will assist in all paperwork necessary to apply for the various programs offered to students. To receive financial assistance, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress toward completion of their enrolled program (please see satisfactory academic progress in this catalog for additional information). The student must return all required paperwork to the financial aid office in order to be eligible for funding. If the financial aid office needs to meet with a student, it is the responsibility of the student to follow up and meet with the office. Every student who receives a Federal Stafford Loan is required to complete entrance and exit counseling. The college is eligible for VA benefits for the Bachelors of Science in Nursing Program, Practical Nursing Program, and the RN-BSN Program. Sumner College has the following financial aid programs available for those who qualify: Pell Grants, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Stafford Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized), PLUS loans and VA Educational Benefits. Any veteran receiving GI Bill® benefits* while attending Sumner College is required to obtain transcripts from all previously attended schools and submit them to the college for review of prior credit. The Veteran and the Veterans Administration will be notified of any reduction of tuition. Sumner College Private Loan Program Sumner College offers a private loan program for students that are denied approval from a lending institution that offers educational loans. Students are required to submit a letter from that institution, reflecting the denial, to be eligible for application. The Sumner College Private Loan is serviced by Tuition Options. The Sumner College Private Loan is serviced by Tuitioni Options and Sumner College. The Sumner College loan is intended only to cover the balance of cost due to the school not covered by federal aid. Cost of living expenses will not be included in this loan. The maximum the school can cover in this loan is $15,000 for the Practical Nursing program, and $20,000 for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Repayment will begin within one month of starting the program. Sumner College Loan Program Information • The loan must be repaid even if the program isn’t completed, the student is unable to obtain employment, or is otherwise audit the course, but they must pay for the textbook used in the course. Students wishing to audit courses will need to contact the school registrar. This request is granted on a space availability basis.

dissatisfied with the education or other services received • Repayment of the loan includes accrued interest and fees *GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at


Student Files & Academic Records Individual student academic records are kept by the school and furnished to the student upon request. No file is open for inspection by any other individual without the express written consent of the student, except as may be necessary for the maintenance of the file by administrative personnel or if required by law. All files are kept electronically and backed-up daily. Non-Discrimination Statement Sumner College does not discriminate against students or potential students on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, citizenship or veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory,mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. The school does not discriminate against a student with a disability who requests a reasonable accommodation in any of its activities, programs, admission policies, academics, advertising, placement or any other services, activities or functions of the college. Sumner College endeavors at all times to be in full compliance with Title IX and the Educational Amendment Act of 1972. Discrimination in any form will not be tolerated by Sumner College, whether by students, staff or faculty and is cause for dismissal. Any person unlawfully discriminated against, as described in ORS 345.240, may file a complaint under ORS 659A.820 with the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries. The College President coordinates and oversees all complaints about matters related to these activities, as well as sexual discrimination and the sexual harassment policy of the college. The decision of the College President is final in these matters. Sumner College affirms its commitment to provide meaningful opportunities and access to facilities, programs and services in an effort to comply with all federal and state laws including: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Oregon Human Rights Act of 2005. Students With Disabilities Policy* It is the policy of Sumner College, to abide by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its implementing regulation at 34 Code of Federal Regulations C.F.R., Part 104. Section 504 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. Covered entities must accommodate students with reasonable academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services that are necessary to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in its programs. Sumner College is not required to make academic adjustments and/or provide auxiliary aids and services that would result in a fundamental alteration of its programs or impose an undue burden. Ability to Benefit Sumner College does not admit ability to benefit students and uses no such tests, equivalency, or advanced placement process. Sumner College only admits students who are graduates of, and have a diploma from, an accredited high school or who have passed a state recognized GED testing program. Challenge Credit/Credit for Non-Collegiate Work Sumner College does not recognize any advance placement or non-collegiate learning credits as a substitute for transfer credits, nor does the college allow students to challenge courses for credit, or award credit for non-collegiate work. Administrative Organization President: Joanna Russell, BS, Washington State University Department Chair, Nursing Programs: Lois Hine, PhD, University of Idaho Assistant Department Chair, Nursing Programs: Lori Siller, MSN, University of Phoenix Controller: Tom Nordgren, MS, University of Oregon Director of Clinical Placement: Gabriella Carrillo: CMA, Carrington College; BA University of Oregon Director of Education: Neil Mages: ND, National College of Natural Medicine Director of Financial Aid: Jodi Ruybal, BS, Utah State University Director of Registration & Instructional Design: Linda Hine, MSIDT, Walden University Director of Compliance: Victoria Gleason, Certificate, Ecola Bible College

*See Addendum for Pregnancy and Disability Accommodation Policies


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