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Transition to Professional Nursing Practice Application Information

Special Status Application and Registration
This application is for:
Summer Transition to Professional Nursing Practice
May 26, 2015 – September 23, 2015

**Please Note: The application period for summer session 2015 will open January 26th thru March 2nd.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Increased clinical competence of each participant based on an individual learning plan to continue new graduate professional development.
  2. Guided deliberate practice of RN clinical responsibilities.
  3. Increased breadth and depth of understanding of the healthcare delivery system.
  4. Enhanced employability of new graduate RNs.


  1. Complete this application and submit with the following documentation-
    • Professional resumè with education, work, and any healthcare related volunteer experience.  Please include GPA for Nursing Major.
    • Concise statement addressing 3 short-term goals for professional development you will target during the program. Must describe at least one measurable outcome for each goal.
    • State any restriction on your participation, for example, you are unable to work a certain shift or a specific day(s) of the week, you are unable to commute more than 25 miles, etc.  Failure to state restrictions on your participation could result in ineligibility for the program. 
    • Describe or summarize your efforts to obtain RN employment since graduation.  Include the response of the employer.   
  2. If accepted, must submit to Samuel Merritt University Office of Admission, by specified deadline, a non-refundable $50 processing fee payable to Samuel Merritt University.
  3. If accepted must submit, by specified deadline, documentation of all preclinical requirements for Samuel Merritt University and the partnering clinical facility,  e.g. BLS-HCP, immunizations, proof of health insurance.
  4. No tuition will be charged for participation in the program.  This is a student experience not a paid position. However, to cover some of the program costs, the program fee will be $700.00. We seek funding to cover the cost of this program with the intention to reimburse you, however, no other financial aid is available and this funding is not guaranteed.  If you are accepted into the program, the $700 fee will be due on or before May 18, 2015.
  5. Admission is for this course only, and is not indicative of future admission to a Samuel Merritt University program.
  6. Application and supporting materials must be received by 5PM on March 2, 2015.  All applicants will be notified of their status the week of April 6 thru 13, 2015.  


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