Spring 2020 Nursing Success! Seminar Application

Before You Begin: Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Samuel Merritt University Nursing Success Seminar. This seminar will take place January 15th -17th on the Oakland Campus. Participation in all three days is required.


Before you begin your application, please carefully read the following information and instructions.


Contact and Demographic Information

All of the information you include in your application is confidential and used only by the Office of Admission for statistical and recruitment purposes. Emergency contact information is required in case of an emergency taking place while you are on campus. Contact information is not shared with any other departments on campus or third party agencies. Demographic information that you provide (not required) is only used for statistical purposes.


Program Preference

Nursing Success is split into two tracks. Please pick the track that is most relevant to you and the program you are interested in.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Track
2-year program for transfer students who do not have a bachelor’s degree.


Accelerated BSN and Entry-Level Master of Science in Nursing
For students who already have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field.


Personal Statement

We recommend that you prepare your personal statement ahead of time. You will need to attach your response to this application using the tool provided on page three. Please limit your response to 1,000 words. While we are not grading for spelling or grammar, your consideration of these aspects of your response will help the reader better understand your thoughts and motivations.


Personal Statement Prompt

In 1,000 words or less, describe why you are interested in the Nursing Success Seminar and what you hope to gain from the program. Please be sure to reference any experiences that have motivated your interest in nursing as well as the role cultural awareness or cultural diversity plays in the delivery of healthcare as a nurse.


Unofficial Transcripts

Obtain unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended since high school. It is not necessary to get official transcripts for this purpose. Simply downloading a copy of your academic record from your schools student portal is sufficient. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact Shawna Holbrook at sholbrook@samuelmerritt.edu


To begin your application, click "Next Page" below. 

Contact and Biographic Information

Contact Information








Emergency Contact Information


Demographic Information (Optional: only used for statistical purposes)


Tell us about your plans for nursing education





Supporting Documents

Use the sections below to upload your personal statement and unofficial transcripts.
Personal Statement
Attach a type written statement of 1,000 words or less describing why you are interested in the Nursing Success Seminar and what you hope to gain from the program. Please be sure to reference any experiences that have motivated your interest in nursing as well as the role cultural awareness or cultural diversity plays in the delivery of healthcare as a nurse. 

Unofficial Transcripts
Obtain unofficial copies of your transcripts, scan them and attach them to your application here. Make sure to merge all of your transcripts into one document before uploading. 

Merge all of your transcripts into one document before uploading.
By submitting this application for the Nursing Success Seminar, I give permission to Samuel Merritt University to contact me regarding upcoming events. Participation int he Nursing Success Seminar is at the discretion of Samuel Merritt University and the Office of Admission. Participation is at my own expense.

Samuel Merritt University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, ethnic or national background, handicap, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran in the administration of employment, admission, financial aid, athletic, or educational program. Nondiscrimination is consonant with the principles and practices of the University and is required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Titles I and III of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended by the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and various other federal, state and local statutes and regulations.