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Job Overview

Samuel Merritt University (SMU), located in Oakland, California, has been educating health science practitioners who are committed to making a positive difference in diverse communities since 1909.  Nearly 1,400 students are enrolled at SMU, with campuses in Oakland, Sacramento, and the San Francisco Peninsula.  The University offers:

  • Undergraduate, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in Nursing
  • Master’s degrees Occupational Therapy and Physician Assistant
  • Doctoral degrees in Physical Therapy and Podiatric Medicine.

We are committed to educational innovation in theory and practice to prepare highly competent professional nursing leaders who are engaged in the advancement of nursing practice and the improvement of health for diverse populations/peoples.

Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing invites applications for Assistant Director, FNP Program, Sacramento Regional Learning Center.

The Assistant Director will assist the Program Director in administering the clinical and didactic nurse practitioner programs in keeping with the missions and goals of the University and the School of Nursing, WASC, CCNE, AACN, and other relevant standards.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS:  Effective leadership and critical thinking   skills.  Excellent organizational and operational skills.  Excellent written and verbal skills.  Effective project planning and implementation skills.  Substantial computer and technology skills sufficient to meet teaching and administrative responsibilities.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Earned doctoral degree in nursing or equivalent.  Family Nurse Practitioner certification with Furnishing number.  Registered Nurse in California or license eligible.  At least three years’ full-time teaching experience in advanced practice nursing programs.  At least three years’ progressive experience in administration/management in masters or higher degree nursing programs and/or clinical settings.  At least three years’ FNP clinical practice experience.

Rank and salary are competitive and commensurate with professional background and experience.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to  Please be sure to reference #SRLC-FNP on your submission.

The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence.

Thank you for your interest in Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing!