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KP RN-BSN Graduates

The RN to BSN program is designed for Kaiser Permanente registered nurses with an associate’s degree in nursing who wish to further their education.

As the industry evolves, health care delivery rapidly is becoming more complex. This requires the highest level of scientific knowledge and practice expertise to assure quality patient outcomes.


Visit the Samuel Merritt University program page for eligibility requirements, the application process, and current opportunities for generous scholarships and financial aid.

Program Details

Samuel Merritt University offers a specialized curriculum developed collaboratively with Kaiser Permanente that reflects our theoretical foundations in Caring Science and commitments to enhanced quality and safety for our members. Courses are designed to promote teamwork among nurses with different learning styles and will include the opportunity for online and in-person interactions with a peer cohort.

This is a year-round program that takes place over 5 consecutive semesters. Students enroll in 6-7 units per semester (32 credits total).  Students can expect to complete this program in 21 months. Typically, students will meet in person for one 4-hour session each week at or near a Kaiser Permanente facility. One Saturday intensive per term. Information on practicum requirements is available on Samuel Merritt University’s website.

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to frequently asked questions, check out our FAQ page. If you have additional questions, please use our contact form.

Academic Partner

Kaiser Permanente is collaborating with Samuel Merritt University to provide an academic program for working registered nurses that culminates in a BSN degree.

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