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

Giving Back to Our Communities
This holiday season, each of our campuses is supporting different philanthropic causes to help better our communities and support others in need throughout the end of the year.
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Smith Chason + WCUI 2022 Graduation Ceremonies
Smith Chason College was proud to hold graduation ceremonies for the latest 2022 nursing and medical imaging graduates this past fall.
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Veterans Day 2022 – How to Support Veterans in Your Community
We invite our Smith Chason College employees, faculty, and students to utilize the day away from work and school to support and celebrate the Veterans in your community
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In Memoriam of Sterling Lombard
Sterling, you will live forever in our hearts. In Memoriam of Sterling Lombard
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Remembering WCUI and Smith Chason Co-Founder Dr. Neville Smith
Every September 23rd we honor Co-Founder, Dr. Neville Smith. His dedication to the healthcare field, have shaped our school today.
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Constitution Day 2022
To celebrate Constitution Day, we've put together important facts and activities for our WCUI + Smith Chason students on Canvas!
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Academic Calendar

Sept. 23
2022 Summer Quarter End
Sept. 24-Oct. 2
Break Week
Oct. 3
2022 Fall Quarter Start
Nov. 11
Veterans Day Holiday
Nov. 24-25
Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 23
2022 Fall Quarter End
Dec. 24-Jan. 2
Break Week