Samuel Merritt School of Nursing

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Samuel Merritt University was formerly known as Samuel Merritt College, was founded in 1909 as a hospital school of nursing. Samuel Merritt School of Nursing and its courses are fully accredited by the accrediting bodies for each of the University programs and, undergraduate courses are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The school is located at 3100 Summit Street, 3rd Floor, Oakland, California 94609 and their contact No. is 510.869.6511 ext.3765.

Samuel Merritt School of Nursing offers degrees for both undergraduate and graduate level in five academic disciplines, including Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy and Podiatric Medicine.

The school provides the baccalaureate nursing program cooperatively in Moraga, with Saint Mary’s College of California, Mills College, Holy Names University and Notre Dame de Namur University. The school is also affiliated to the Sutter Health Network and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. Samuel Merritt is also the credited of being the only school, providing physical and occupational therapists, largest source of nurses and physician assistants in and around the greater East Bay .

The basic aim of the school is to apply educational innovation in theory and practice that can prepare nursing leaders with high competency and professionalism, who can work for the advancement of nursing practice and the improvement of health for diverse populations/peoples.

The common nursing programs offered by the Samuel Merritt School of Nursing include

Graduate Degrees

  • Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing
    • Case Management
    • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Post Professional)
    • Case Management
    • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
    • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

Undergraduate Degrees

  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Samuel Merritt School of Nursing
3100 Summit Street, 3rd Floor
Oakland, California 94609
510.869.6511 ext.3765
Toll Free 800.607.6377
16.646.2784 (Liza Osoteo, Sacramento Admissions)