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New Director of Vocational Nursing, Alicia Lamour

“I enjoy working with students and helping them succeed in their goal of becoming a nurse. I am very excited to be a part of a great organization with the same goals.” Alicia Lamour, previous Assistant Director of Nursing for Smith Chason’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program, has just been promoted to Director of […]

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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. We hope all of you take the time this holiday to reflect and show […]

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What Is a Licensed Vocational Nurse?

Licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) are facing steady demand, which is expected to continue for the next several years. On average, in California LVNs earn $62,410 with a projected growth of 15% through 2028, and in Arizona they earn an average salary of $56,410 with a projected growth of 29%. Smith Chason School of Nursing offers […]

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Veterans Day 2021 – All Campuses Are Closed

Thursday, November 11th marks Veterans Day, a holiday to honor those who have given their all for our freedom. We would like to take a moment to reflect and thank our veteran students, staff, faculty, alumni, and all who served in uniform, in the past, present, and future for your service, bravery, and dedication to our country. […]

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2021 Ontario Graduation

The 2021 Ontario Graduation is finally here! Our WCUI and Smith Chason Ontario campus is invited all Fall 2020 – Summer 2021 eligible graduates to celebrate their success at an intimate ceremony at The Gardener Auditorium at Chaffey High School. The Details WHEN: Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 1:00 p.m WHERE: The Gardener Auditorium at Chaffey […]

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2021 Los Angeles Graduation

The 2021 Los Angeles Graduation is finally here! Our WCUI + Smith Chason Los Angeles campus is invited all Fall 2020 – Summer 2021 eligible graduates to celebrate their success at an intimate ceremony in Downtown Los Angeles. The Details WHEN: Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 5:00 p.m WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center CEREMONY ADDRESS: 1201 South […]

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Constitution Day 2021
Constitution Day 2021

Today, Friday, September 17th, 2021 marks Constitution Day! Every September 17th, on the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution, we commemorate the signing of this document, which protects individual freedom, and the fundamental principles that govern the United States. To help our students celebrate the day, we’ve put together important facts and activities on […]

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Importance of Vocational Nursing 

What Does an LVN Do?  Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) provide care to disabled, sick, and/or injured patients in a variety of settings including in hospitals or residential/home care facilities. LVNs are an important part of the nursing profession. The job duties of a Licensed Vocational Nurse include patient observation, documentation of any changes in a patient’s condition, […]

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Smith Chason 2021 Graduation

Smith Chason School of Nursing’s 2021 graduation is almost here! Each of our three campuses will be hosting its own graduation to celebrate our 2021 vocational nursing and practical nursing grads. We are so excited to welcome our graduates for a special ceremony to celebrate their success as they move on in their nursing profession. […]

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Summer 2021 Practical Nursing Celebration

One year ago, in the beginnings of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we launched our Practical Nursing program at our Phoenix, Arizona campus. This Summer we celebrated our first cohort of eager and determined future Arizona practical nurses completing their program! 2021 PRACTICAL NURSING CEREMONY On July 14th, 2021 we invited our nursing faculty, staff, and first […]

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