Alumni Spotlight – Kathleen Hernandez

Kathleen Hernandez (LVN Student) has always been a people's person, so she knew the Licensed Vocational Nurse program at Summit College was the right program for her! I chose Summit…

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How to Write a Medical Assistant Resume

Choosing a career in an allied health profession such as medical assisting is a wise choice. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for medical assistants are expected to…

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Laurie McDonald-Albert – Clinical Coordinator

Laurie McDonald-Albert is a Clinical Coordinator at Summit College's Colton Campus. "Summit College is a great college because of the instructors, the administrators and everybody is concerned about the student.…

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Nursing Boards: What to Know

Like other governing bodies for a given occupation, nursing boards have standards and laws that help ensure consistency across the industry. These measures are aimed at meeting uniform standards of care both statewide and nationwide. The rules determined by the boards not only help keep patients safe, but they also help protect the nurses as well.

There are different nursing boards that establish standards for different kinds of nurses, from nurse practitioners to registered nurses and beyond. In the content that follows, you will learn the basics of how to fulfill the requirements mandated by state boards of nursing, including the licensure process and what specific laws you may have to abide by, depending on where you choose to work as an LVN. (more…)

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Licensed Vocational Nurse Program: Make a Difference

A licensed vocational nurse  (LVN) is an essential part of the healthcare team. As an LVN, you will help provide basic medical care for patients under the supervision of registered nurses and doctors.

Learn the Summit difference and join our licensed vocational nursing program! Become a nurse in as little as 12 months! To learn more about our program, visit us at https://summitcollege.edu/programs/allied-health/licensed-vocational-nurse/.

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Red Knit Caps for Newborns Spread Heart Health Awareness

Heart Health Awareness, LVNDuring the month of February, babies born at participating hospitals will wear red knit hats as part of the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign to celebrate American Heart Month.

The AHA, in conjunction with The Children’s Heart Foundation, collected more than 200,000 hats that volunteers across the country knitted and crocheted. The hats were created in an effort to spread awareness of heart disease and congenital heart defects, according to the AHA’s website. Little Hats, Big Hearts originated in Chicago in 2014 and has since spread to 40 states across the U.S. (more…)

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