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.
Vist the Samuel Merritt University program page for eligibility requirements, the application process, and current opportunities for generous scholarships and financial aid.
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.
Generous scholarships and financial aid solutions are available to qualified applicants through Samuel Merritt University.
Students will be responsible for books and other expenses. KP employees may also be eligible for tuition reimbursement and employee discounts benefits through MyHR.
Now Enrolling: Fall 2019 Cohorts
|Location||Class Day/Time||Orientation Date||Classes Begin||Final Application Deadline|
|SMU Oakland||Tuesday, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.||August 6, 2019||September 10, 2019||July 1, 2019|
|SMU San Mateo||Thursday, 3:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.||August 6, 2019||September 12, 2019||July 1, 2019|
|SMU Sacramento||Wednesday, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.||August 14, 2019||September 11, 2019||July 1, 2019|
Now Open: Fresno Campus
New for Spring 2020, Samuel Merritt University has opened up their new campus in Fresno and is accepting applications for this location for the RN-BSN program. You can learn more about this new partnership between Kaiser Permanente and Samuel Merritt University in this ABC-30 news highlight:
Frequently Asked Questions
Kaiser Permanente is collaborating with Samuel Merritt University to provide an academic program for working registered nurses that culminates in a BSN degree.