Rebecca L. Rogers

Assistant Professor DNP, FNP-BC

Programs and Courses Taught

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

Doctor of Nursing Practice

N606 Applied Synthesis, N676 Care of Chronic and Complex Conditions, N674 Health Promotion, N672 Role Development, N670 Family Centered Advanced Practice Nursing, N675 Acute and Episodic Conditions, N678L/N679L Clinical Practicum, N680L Internship

About Me

It is my pleasure to lead and facilitate the learning of our Doctoral students, and Family Nurse Practitioner students here at Samuel Merritt University.  As the Assistant Director of the Graduate FNP program, Sacramento Campus, I have the honor of working with faculty, staff and students obtaining their degree and becoming Family Nurse Practitioners.

I have been a Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse my entire career.  To encourage new Nurse Practitioners to join our profession, and to meet the needs of the underserved communities in our area is an honor.  As we face challenges of diversity, understanding of health disparities and culture, the role of the Advanced Practice Nurse (FNP) is needed now more than ever.  I am honored to facilitate the learning of our future nurse leaders.


Dr. Rebecca Rogers is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, who obtained her Doctorate of Nursing from Samuel Merritt University.  She is a Duke University Fellow in Nursing Leadership (Inaugural Cohort) and prior to that, completed a Post Masters Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Phoenix, Sacramento CA campus.  She obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing prior to her FNP certification. She has been a Registered Nurse in the State of California since 1995, obtaining her Associate Degree in Nursing from San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton CA.

Teaching Interests

I am focused on chronic conditions management as well as the use of Complementary and Alternative therapies and modalities.  As our population ages, the prevention of chronic disease, along with the use of complementary therapies may assist our healthcare crisis, as we focus on wellness, wholeness of the individual, mind/body/spirit health, care in our communities and the understanding of the modalities of therapies that our population are using.

Scholarly Interests

CANP podium presenter, 2019, 2017
Chapter author, The Role of the Nurse Preceptor, DEStech Publications
Community preceptor, Brighter Beginnings Clinic, Antioch CA
Community preceptor, WellSpace Health, Folsom CA
Community preceptor, TCore Mental Health Services, Carmichael, CA
Transitional care program, Pulmonary Medicine Associates, Sacramento CA
Womens Heart Health Initiative, Temecula Valley Hospital, Temecula CA
Childhood Immunizations for the Migrant Population Grant researcher, Stockton CA
Palliative Care Program, Kaiser Permanente Manteca Medical Center, Manteca CA

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Association of Nurse Practitioners
California Association of Nurse Practitioners
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Nurse Credentialing Center

Community Service

Admissions and Progression Committee 
Graduate Committee 
Womens Heart Health Day Podium Presenter, 2014
Su Salud Health Fair, 2008-2013

Honors & Awards

Spirit of Nursing Award, US Army Corp, 1995