Samuel Merritt University

School of Nursing

College Type: Four or more years, Private not-for-profit

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BSN Program

The Samuel Merritt University Nursing Program admits students transferring from other colleges and universities on a limited basis for entry in the fall or in the spring semesters.

Freshmen applicants interested in the program can also apply directly to one of the partnership programs for pre-nursing

Student can complete the liberal arts and science courses at these schools and transfer to Samuel Merritt University for nursing courses. The BSN degree is awarded by Samuel Merritt University.

Samuel Merritt also offers an intensive, 12-month Accelerated BSN program which is designed to prepare students who already have a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field.

Admission Requirements for BSN program:

  1. 66 semester units of transferable work (including pre-requisite courses)
  2. GPA of 3.00 or higher on all college level course work (2.50 GPA for pre-requisite science courses)   
  3. A minimum of 9 semester or 14 quarter units of academic courses (completed with a 2.50 GPA in the last two years)
  4. TEAS scores
  5. Letter of reference
  6. Transfer students need to prove good standing and eligibility for continued enrollment at their former institution.
  7. Basic life support certification for healthcare providers level obtained from the American Heart Association or AHA
  8. Sample of writing

The admissions deadline for enrollment in the fall semester is the 1st of March and the deadline for enrollment in the spring semester is the 1st of September.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 88.34%
Average number of students tested annually: 376
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Samuel Merritt University as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 361 89.75 71.45
2011 346 87.86 88.22
2010 421 87.41 87.53
2009 290 87.93 88.47
2008 258 92.25 87.58
2007 178 92.13 85.88

Accelerated MSN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 93.43%
Average number of students tested annually: 86
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Samuel Merritt University as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 82 92.68 71.45
2011 81 95.06 88.22
2010 94 92.55 87.53
2009 85 88.24 88.47
2008 97 95.88 87.58
2007 53 100 85.88

Accelerated BSN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 88.34%
Average number of students tested annually: 376
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Samuel Merritt University as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 361 89.75 71.45
2011 346 87.86 88.22
2010 421 87.41 87.53
2009 290 87.93 88.47
2008 258 92.25 87.58
2007 178 92.13 85.88

Masters Program

The Samuel Merritt University Master of Science program offers a flexible approach personalized to the needs of the student. Classes in the program are offered in evenings and on weekends to meet the needs of professional students as well as offering full time study.

Students who successfully complete the Master of Science in Nursing, degree are eligible for national and state certification.

Students are admitted into the MSN program on the basis of academic preparation interest in advanced nursing and commitment to serving.

Graduates from the program are eligible to apply for certification from the California Board of Registered of Nursing as well as being eligible for national certification through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Admission Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate Degree in nursing from an accredited college or university
  2. Official transcripts for all undergraduate academic and practical coursework
  3. Current, valid and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse
  4. Written statement expressing professional goals
  5. Two letters of recommendation
  6. Minimum of a ‘C’ grade in a statistics course
  7. Computer literacy

The MSN program accepts 24 students every year. The application deadline for admission is the 15th of January. 

Program accreditations: CCNE

Masters programs offered at this school:

MSN

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

Doctoral Program

The DNP program is accredited by the Senior Commission of WASC.

Program accreditations: Not Accredited

Doctoral programs offered at this school:

DNP

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

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Samuel Merritt University
3100 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609