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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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Los Angeles VN Graduate
2020 NCLEX-PN Pass Rates

We have a tough group of nurses! The current combined 2020 California NCLEX-PN Pass Rates at our Los Angeles and Ontario campuses is 94.19%*! Congratulations to our California campus nursing graduates!  We are so proud of our nursing grads and all the hard work they put into their education to be the best nurses they […]

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Happy Nurses Week 2021

Happy Nurses Week! National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. During this week we nationally recognize nurses in every step of their profession, from students to retired nursing veterans, for their hard work and resilience in a demanding profession. Nurses are there with compassion when […]

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LVN vs LPN: What’s the Difference?

LVN vs LPN: What’s the Difference? Prior to World War II, no state in the US actually provided licensure for nurses. Almost immediately after the war ended, however, states began passing legislation that created a lot of the licensing bodies we deal with today. It was at this time that a lot of the acronyms […]

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Women in Healthcare – International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day is a global day that celebrates the achievements of women and raises awareness for gender equality. Today and every day, Smith Chason is celebrating the hundreds of Smith Chason faculty, staff, students, and alumni that identify as women who have made such a significant impact on our education and healthcare system, and […]

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Remembering Co-Founder, Dr. Neville Smith

Dr. Neville C. W. Smith was a Board Certified Radiologist, Co-Founder of Smith Chason School of Nursing, and Medical Director of Ultrasound Institute Medical Group (UIMG). His contributions and dedication to the healthcare field, have shaped and guided Smith Chason into the school and community we are today. Although we mourn the loss of such […]

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Let's talk. World Suicide Prevention Month
Let’s Talk – World Suicide Prevention

The month of September marks World Suicide Prevention month, but mental health isn’t just a topic that needs attention one month or one day of the year, it’s a 365 days a year issue; so let’s talk about it! Every 40 seconds, someone around the world commits suicide. In the US alone there are 132 […]

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