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Shanda Williams   Local housekeepers participated in a research project inside the Motion Analysis Research Center   Valerie Landau, Director of Assessment of Educational Effectiveness, offers opening remarks at the ‘Teaching with Tech’ Symposium

Nursing Student Aims to Serve Hometown of Oakland

When Shanda Williams graduates from Samuel Merritt University (SMU) in May with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, it will mark the end of a life transformation and the beginning of her dream to change how healthcare is delivered in her hometown.


MARC Provides New Research Opportunities for SMU Faculty and Students

Twenty hotel housekeepers spent their hard-earned time off last fall repeatedly making a bed at the Motion Analysis Research Center (MARC) at Samuel Merritt University (SMU) to study new ways of making their jobs less painful.

‘Teaching with Tech’ Symposium Offers Insights into Future of Healthcare Education

As a lecturer at Samuel Merritt University (SMU), Laurie Rosa, MSN, RN, enjoyed standing at the front of the class to talk with students – except when she caught the occasional student nodding off.

SMU launched an online-only Family Nurse Practitioners degree program for out-of-state students   Assistant Professor Beth Ching was the recipient of the 2014 Strommen Dillashaw Award   SMU students at all three campuses participated in a die-in January 14 in support of the Black Lives Matter protest

SMU Launches Online Degree Program for Family Nurse Practitioners

Samuel Merritt University’s School of Nursing, one of California’s largest and most prestigious nursing-education institutions, will launch a new online degree program in May for family nurse practitioners which now ranks among the fastest-growing professions in the U.S. healthcare system.


Multicultural Ambassador: OT Faculty Honored for Outstanding Service

Inclusion and diversity are words that have become commonplace in our culture yet they have long been guiding principles for Samuel Merritt University (SMU) Assistant Professor Beth Ching, M.Ed. 


SMU Hosts Die-In, Joins #BlackLivesMatter Protest

Students and staff at all three Samuel Merritt University (SMU) campuses across Northern California participated in a die-in Wednesday, January 14, as part of the international #BlackLivesMatter protest that aims to draw attention to racial inequality, police violence, and the trauma it inflicts in all communities. 

Letter from the Editor

OT Students Gain Insight with First Client Experience

Nursing Faculty Wins Lifetime Achievement Award