Samuel Merritt University

Oakland, CA 94609

Samuel Merritt University is a privately run, not for profit institution, located in Oakland, California. It offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The institution is part of Sutter Health.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 3446 and 3149 students were accepted.

College Overview

Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio-
Open Admission-
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
OwnershipPrivate
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Available Nursing Programs

BSN (2016 NCLEX passrate: 92.2%)

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

  • Mills College, Oakland
  • Saint Mary’s College of California
  • Holy Names University, Oakland
  • Norte Dame De Namur, Belmont

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.

Accelerated MSN (2012 NCLEX passrate: 92.68%)
Accelerated BSN (2012 NCLEX passrate: 89.75%)
Masters program tracks: MSN

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. 

Doctoral program tracks: DNP

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

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Samuel Merritt University

Holy Names University
4.49 miles away
Saint Mary's College of California
8.81 miles away
University of San Francisco
10.54 miles away
Dominican University of California
17.45 miles away
Touro University California
18.27 miles away
Pacific Union College
52.99 miles away
Fresno Pacific University
158.39 miles away
Simpson University
192.88 miles away

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
06/30/1984 - Current
Specialized Accreditation
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
CCNE
04/25/2013 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
04/21/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
04/21/2001 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
COA
04/09/1994 - Current

Admissions

No Info Available

Cost (Net Price)

This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergrad students in 2015-2016, therefore net price information is not available.

Financial Aid & Loan

51%

Recipients

$10,775

Average Amount

Any grant or scholarship aid

23%

Recipients

$4,056

Average Amount

Pell grants

73%

Recipients

$10,058

Average Amount

Federal Student Loans

Student Population

738

Undergrads

1,169

Graduates

1,449

Women

458

Men

73%

Full-time

27%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
35%
Asian
29%
Hispanic
17%
Two or more races
6%
Race/ethnicity unknown
6%
Black/African American
5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%
Non-resident alien
0%

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing
Samuel Merritt University
3100 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
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