Debbie Kalish

Assistant Professor MPH, RN

Programs and Courses Taught

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing

N540 Reproductive Health Nursing, N144 Care of the Childbearing Family

About Me

I was born and raised in Ventura, California.  We moved to Northern California in 1990 to settle in a more family-friendly environment and raise our two sons, and escape the congestion and price of housing in Southern California.  I began teaching at Samuel Merritt in 2009, and have continued as full time faculty up to the present.


Undergraduate education at Mount Saint Mary's College in Los Angeles, Graduate education at UCLA.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

National League for Nursing
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Sigma Theta Tau
International Women’s Leadership Association

Honors & Awards

Samuel Merritt University, Daisy Faculty Award, 2015