School of Nursing

Samuel Merritt University Nursing Program students in the simulation lab
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Samuel Merritt has been preparing professional nurses for 100 years - we know how to do it!  Join us in a life-long career assisting a diverse society in meeting its health challenges. We strive to enhance the wellbeing of our patients and ourselves. Depending on your program, you can become a practicing entry-level or advanced practitioner in one to three years. Don't wait any longer.

Audrey Berman, PhD, RN
Dean and Professor of Nursing
Samuel Merritt University

Note: If you have questions about applying to a nursing program, please contact the advisor listed under Admission Information on the web page of the specific program. 


The School of Nursing prepares highly skilled nurse clinicians and nurse leaders who promote health and well-being across diverse populations and communities, recognize the importance of Social Determinants of Health, and practice with compassion, kindness, and respect.  

The full School of Nursing Mission, Vision, and Values document can be found here.

Graduate Degrees

Undergraduate Degrees

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Samuel Merritt University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( 


In less than two years, my family has a better life. It was a fast program and I spent many nights studying after the kids went to bed, but now I’ve got a lot to show for it: A new career Alejandra Villegas FNP
Our background in sports and passion for physical performance drove us to study the science of human movement. Tino and Tron Tino & Tron Hardy Physical Therapy
So many foot problems can be successfully treated if they are identified early, and corrective measures are taken. Then, there are patients with diabetes and other chronic diseases that require specialized, ongoing foot care. We see everything in our clinics. Samantha Ralstin Samantha Ralstin Podiatric Medicine

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