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Due to unhealthy air quality, all Samuel Merritt University campuses will be closed through Sunday, November 25. We plan to re-open all campuses on Monday, November 26.


Faculty Profile

Bill Randall
ABSN Sacramento

I am a driven RN with over 30 years in nursing. My focus has been grounded in critical care nuring: emergency nursing (for over three decades), trauma, ICU (medical-surgical, trauma, and neurosurgical, pediatric), pediatric emergency nursing, flight nursing, legal nurse consulting and pre-licensure nursing education.








Bacherlor's of Science: Elmhurst College, Elmhurst IL, 1984

Legal nursing consulting certificate: University of California, San Diego, 2004

Master's of science in nursing, (Health Policy): University of California, San Francisco, 2010

Nursing science and healthcare leadership PhD: University of California, Davis (expected date of completion, June 2020)

Clinical Certificatons: Certified Emergency Nurse, BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ENPC, Spanish-language interpreter.



My interests include effective flipping of the classroom, creating a win-win for students and faculty, as well as effective use of simulation. Finally, my passion is to promote and support excellence in student writing skills.


  • MCA I & II (medical-surgical nursing);
  • Professional, Legal, & Ethical Issues in Nursing.


  • Health Assessment
  • Medical-surgical
  • Advanced medical-surgical nursing (critical care)
  • Pediatrics
  • Senior preceptorship
  • Community health




My research interests include interprofessional and interdiciplinary collaboration (especially nurse-physician); nursing agency; role-bluring, and patient safety. My master's thesis at Unverity of California, SF focused on team safety: "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Crew Resource Management's Adaptation to Health Care to Enhance Patient Safety." I am currenting studying at the Irene Betty Moore School of Nursing at University of California, Davis, in their nursing science and healthcare leadershiph PhD program. 




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