Opens, San Mateo ABSN Students head to the SFLC for Orientation
The first San Mateo cohort to enroll
in the 12-month Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
(ABSN) program had its first orientation at San Francisco
Learning Center (SFLC) on June 1. The 32 students represent
the latest in Samuel Merritt College program expansion enrolled
at the recently acquired San Mateo Learning Center, (SMLC)
located at 1720 South Amphlett Boulevard.
Keys to the new center will be given
to College staff at the end of June. Classroom and office
furniture along with lab equipment will be in place by July.
Future Skills Lab
Though the ABSN program starts on June
11, students will not attend classes at the new site until
August. Meanwhile the San Mateo 2008 class will study at SFLC,
located on the Saint Luke's campus.
Since April, contractors have hammered
out the latest details and construction at the 12,000 square
foot facility. Tentatively scheduled to open in late July,
the center will house two classrooms, a 12 patient bed skills
lab, ten private offices, a computer lab/library, a conference
room and break/lounge room. SMLC is located near the Marriott
Hotel and the Grapevine Café off of Highway 92 and
SMC is expanding these remote sites
due to the generosity of partners: the East Bay Community
Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Future Faculty Offices
The College produces more National Council
Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses and the National
Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurse graduates
than any schools of nursing in California. The licensure performance
reveals a 100% pass rate and an exceptional performance record
for the first cohort of its ABSN graduates and within the
Entry-Level Master of Science in Nursing (ELMSN) program.
“We are immensely proud of our
nursing faculty and their commitment to this growth as well
as foresight in incorporating new, innovative teaching
techniques including human simulation at all four nursing
education centers, Oakland, San Francisco, San Mateo and Sacramento.
Clearly, SMC is living up to its mission of transforming patient
care in diverse communities," said Scot Foster, Provost
and Chief Operating Officer.
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