Thank you for your interest in Samuel Merritt University. We have been working with International students seeking California Board of Nursing requirements for a number of years. In order to assist you prepare for board requirements please complete following steps below:
- Complete admission application to SMU as a non-matriculated student (Special Status)
- Provide Admission’s office with any documentation from CBRN describing requirements needed.
Once we have authorized you to take classes you will need to complete the addition steps below in preparation for clinical rotations. Please note that as a non-matriculated student you will not be eligible for financial aid.
- Criminal background check:
A criminal background check is required to attend clinical. Please click on the following link to initiate your report:
Questions: Call Customer Service at 1.888.666.7788
- Health insurance:
Health insurance is also required to attend clinical. You can either enroll in one of Samuel Merritt University’s (SMU) insurance plans or waive SMU insurance if you have a plan of your own. You can find your health insurance web page at https://app.hsac.com/smu as well as the online forms to waive or enroll. If you have not received this acceptance email within five days after your submission, please contact our insurance consultant Daryl Hall at 888-978-8355.
- CPR Certification:
Certification must be from the American Heart Association and be the Basic Life Support BLS module (must include adult, infant and children). You may go to any provider for these classes but the University has a partnership with HeartStart CPR including discounted pricing.
- Required health forms:
Every student must complete the linked Health packet as well that specifically details your medical requirements. These documents should be submitted to Student Health as soon as possible, using the following link: Student Health Form. All information must be either, faxed to 510-869-6212, postal mailed or hand delivered to the Health and Counseling Center located at 3100 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609. (If you are attending one of our learning centers, you may also scan and submit your documents.) Due to privacy best practices, unencrypted email of documents is discouraged.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.