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

Happy Thanksgiving Smith Chason! All Campuses are Closed Nov 25-26, 2021
Happy Thanksgiving from Smith Chason School of Nursing! As a friendly reminder, all Smith Chason campuses are closed Thursday, November 25, and Friday, November 26, 2021, to allow our faculty, staff, and students to spend the holiday with their loved ones.
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What Is a Licensed Vocational Nurse?

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Veterans Day 2021 – All Campuses Are Closed
Veterans Day is a holiday to honor those who have given their all for our freedom. On this day all Smith Chason campuses are closed. Please take a moment to reflect and thank everyone in uniform for their service and bravery.
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2021 Ontario Graduation
The 2021 Smith Chason Ontario Graduation is finally here! Watch the Ontario Virtual Yearbook with a presentation of graduate names and catch the livestream 10/30 at 1pm PST.
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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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Academic Calendar

Oct. 4
Fall Term Begins - All Nursing Programs
Nov 25
Thanksgiving Holiday – All Campuses Closed/No Classes
Nov 26
Thanksgiving Holiday – All Campuses Closed/No Classes
Dec 23
Fall Term Ends – All Nursing Programs
Dec 24 – Jan 2
Break Week for All Nursing Programs
Dec 24
Christmas Holiday Observed – All Campuses Are Closed/No Classes