Advancing Nursing Education
Through a Culture of Care

At Smith Chason School of Nursing, we understand that nursing isn’t just a career — it’s a profession. That’s why we are dedicated to creating an inclusive, student-centered environment and using hands-on, educational tools to help you become a confident nurse. If you’re ready to make a difference in the lives of those around you, connect with us and explore how Smith Chason can help you take charge of your education and thrive in your career.

Our Nursing Programs

LVNs, LPNs, and Registered nurses are fast-growing, in-demand careers. The State of California Employment Development Department is estimating RN jobs in the state will increase 16.7% and LVN jobs in the state will increase 15.1% from 2018-2028. With a nursing degree or diploma from Smith Chason, you can enter the workforce in as little as 12-24 months and meet the demand for nursing professionals. Learn how the Vocational Nursing diploma program, Practical Nursing diploma program, and Associate of Science in Nursing degree program at Smith Chason School of Nursing will prepare you to become a professional nurse and respond to the needs of your community.

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Explore Smith Chason

Smith Chason School of Nursing is excited to be building on over 20 years of quality healthcare education to deliver new and expanding opportunities in the nursing profession. Our goal is to be a true partner in your success, from enrollment to graduation and beyond as you become a respected, knowledgeable leader in the field of healthcare. Discover more about the history of Smith Chason School of Nursing, our educational philosophy, and our vision for the future.

Who We Are

What Our Graduates Have to Say

"I am a mother and a wife who survived nursing school during the COVID-19 pandemic. I worked hard, received straight A's and a 4.0 every term. My instructors were amazing, and I learned a lot. I have taken and passed the NCLEX on my first attempt and I am currently working in the field! I love my job!" - Jamie D., LVN 2020 Graduate

2021 Los Angeles Graduation
Watch the Los Angeles Virtual Yearbook with a presentation of graduate names and catch the livestream at 5pm PST!
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Constitution Day 2021
We've put together important facts and activities on our students' Online Student Resource Center (OSRC) to help them understand how the document relates to our world today
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Importance of Vocational Nursing 
LVNs are an important and in-demand part of the nursing profession. The State of California EDD is estimating LVN jobs in the state will increase 15.1% from 2018-2028.
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Smith Chason 2021 Graduation
Smith Chason School of Nursing's 2021 graduation is almost here! Find more details about each campuses graduation ceremony here
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Summer 2021 Practical Nursing Celebration
This summer we celebrated our first cohort of Arizona Practical Nurses completing their program!
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2020 NCLEX-PN Pass Rates
The current combined 2020 California NCLEX-PN Pass Rates at our Los Angeles and Ontario campuses is 94.19%! Congratulations to our California campus nursing graduates!
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Academic Calendar

July 5
Independence Day (Observed) - No Classes. All campuses are closed
July 6
Summer Term Begins - VN Program ONLY
Sept. 5
Labor Day Holiday - No Classes. All campuses are closed.
Sept. 24
Summer Term Ends
Oct. 4
Fall Term Begins - All Nursing Programs