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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.




We are committed to educational innovation in theory and practice to prepare highly competent professional nursing leaders who are engaged in the advancement of nursing practice and the improvement of health for diverse populations/peoples.


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Join the CINHC-SMU Faculty Development Course

Be a Nurse - Be a Teacher - You Can Be Both!

This is an intensive course to prepare nurses to serve effectively as clinical faculty within Northern California. Educating nurses for clinical faculty roles serves the community in an incredibly important way and provides a valuable professional development opportunity. For more information on program highlights, eligibility requirements, frequently asked questions, and to download the application please see the following documents: