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Juneteenth 2022

WHAT  IS JUNETEETH? Happy Juneteenth Day! Juneteenth, the African American holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States, is now a federal holiday. This came into effect last year when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. Smith Chason School of Nursing and other federal institutions will be […]

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Memorial Day 2022

Memorial Day & its Importance Memorial Day is usually a day of pool parties, cookouts, and lots of fun. However, we want to remind you that the true meaning of Memorial Day is much more than an “opening day” for the summer. Throughout American history, many people have dedicated their lives to the country, risking […]

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Nurses Week 2022

Happy Nurses Week 2022 Happy Nurses Week! Every year, The American Nurses Association (ANA) designates May 6th through the 12th to honor the strength, dedication, and perseverance of nurses in the field. Nurses Week began in 1990 and always falls on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who is often credited with being the founder of […]

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Teacher Appreciation Week 2022

May 2 – May 6th marks 2022 Teacher Appreciation Week! This week, we are honoring our extraordinary educators who have worked so hard to keep our students moving forward and help them accomplish their goals. Thank you for not just teaching, but for inspiring the next generation of healthcare professionals. How will you honor your […]

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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. The training will take place on Friday, March 25th from  7:30 am to 4:30 pm in-person at our Ontario Campus! About the Respiratory Skills Competency Training for Nurses PCM is offering the […]

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Why LPNs Are So In-Demand in Arizona and Why You Should Make It Your New Career

Of all the industries that seem to be recession-proof, healthcare almost always is the first one people think of. After all, everyone needs medical care at some point. Nurses are often the ones who serve as the backbone of the facility within the healthcare field. They are required to interact with doctors, patients, and support […]

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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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