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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 Full-Time Clinical Nurse Instructor (Med Surg/Critical Care Specialty), Sacramento Regional Learning Center.

The full-time Clinical Nurse Instructor is responsible for creating a positive learning environment for students in accordance with the educational objectives of the courses and for implementing the policies identified in the course syllabus to ensure the successful achievement of course objectives.  CNIs do not have responsibility for scholarship hours and are responsible for a limited number of service hours to accommodate participation in course and content meetings as well as office hours. CNIs may teach in clinical rotations in in-patient, community, laboratory, and simulated clinical settings as well as internship/preceptorship courses.  They may also teach a limited number of didactic hours.

Qualifications:  Masters in Nursing or related field required.  Registered Nurse or eligible for licensure in California.  Demonstrated current competence in Medical Surgical and Critical Care Nursing.  Effective leadership and communication skills.  Past experience in clinical teaching preferred.

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-LN 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!