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 work towards becoming 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.

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. After graduating with a nursing degree or diploma from Smith Chason, you could 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 can 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

Respiratory Skills Competency Training for Nurses – Aug 12
Precision Care Management is hosting a Respiratory Skills Competency Training for Subacute Care to provide basic respiratory management training skills for our Smith Chason nurses on August 12th..
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Juneteenth 2022
Smith Chason School of Nursing and other federal institutions will be closed on Sunday, June 19th, and on Monday, June 20th to observe the national holiday.
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Memorial Day 2022
Each year on the last Monday of May, the nation comes together to observe Memorial Day. This day is used to honor the men and women who gave their lives in service to the country.
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Nurses Week 2022
Thank you for working long days that often lead to sleepless nights. Thank you for your patience, commitment, and zeal.  We appreciate all your hard work, and it does not go unnoticed.
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Teacher Appreciation Week 2022
Thank you for not just teaching, but for inspiring the next generation of healthcare professionals.
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Respiratory Skills Competency Training for Nurses
Precision Care Management is hosting a Respiratory Skills Competency Training for Subacute Care to provide basic respiratory management training skills for our Smith Chason nurses.
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Academic Calendar

May 30
Memorial Day Holiday
June 19
Juneteenth Holiday – All Campuses Are Closed
June 20
Juneteenth Holiday Observed – All Campuses Are Closed
June 24
Spring Quarter Ends
June 25 - July 3
Spring Quarter Break Week (Excluding PN Program)
July 4
July 4th Holiday - All Campuses Closed
July 5
Summer Quarter Starts (New SU22 VN and ADN Program Starts Only)
July 6
Summer Quarter Starts (New SU22 PN Program Starts Only)