Welcome to Samuel Merritt University’s RN to BSN program! Our program is designed to help working RNs gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to change the way we deliver health care. You start the program with a meditation course to help enrich self-care practices. You will deepen your knowledge of the evidence and science that supports expert nursing care. You will hone your communication and teamwork skills. Because great swaths of our health care system are designed for the industry rather than patients, we will build your confidence and leadership skills to transform “delivery systems” into healing environments. It is a tall order, but the system won’t change without the leadership of registered nurses like you!
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Samuel Merritt University RN to BSN Scholarship
Samuel Merritt University, through a partnership with Kaiser Permanente, is pleased to be able to offer scholarships to assist nurses in covering the costs of the RN to BSN program. Scholarships are available first come, first served. Nurses who are currently working for Kaiser Permanente, public hospitals and clinics, federally qualified health centers, and public health departments will be awarded a scholarship that covers 80% of the tuition. Student Body, health insurance, books, transportation, and other fees are not included. Scholarships are renewable each term based upon satisfactory academic performance and continued progress towards the degree.
Scholarships are not available to nurses who are employed outside of Kaiser Permanente or do not work at a safety net hospital.
Samuel Merritt University is planning on three cohorts per semester. Locations will vary. Currently, we are accepting applications for the summer 2017 chorts on the SMU campuses in Oakland and Sacramento and at Kaiser San Leandro.
Our faculty have gone to great lengths to remove as many barriers to entry as possible. We are certain you will find the admission requirements straight-forward and easy to understand.
|Location||Class Day/Time||Orientation Date||Classes Begin||Priority Application Deadline||Final Application Deadline|
|SMU Oakland||Tuesday, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.||August 15 at SMU Oakland||September 12||July 1||August 1|
|SMU Sacramento||Wednesday, 5 to 9 p.m.||August 16 at SMU Sacramento||September 13||July 1||August 1|
|Kaiser San Leandro||Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.||August 15 at SMU Oakland||September 15||July 1||August 1|
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