As Ida V. Moffett once said, "It takes courage to care, to open the heart and act with sympathy and compassion." It's a defining characteristic of Moffett nurses: compassion and courage combined with deep knowledge and exceptional clinical skills. We see nursing as more than a job. It's a calling for those unique individuals who are compelled to care for and improve the lives of others.
In the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, we've been preparing those called to our profession for more than 90 years, giving our graduates the knowledge, critical thinking and practice skills they need to effectively care for patients in a wide variety of clinical settings. On the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), our graduates consistently achieve pass rates above the state and national averages. Employment rates of our graduates exceed the average and many graduates have opted to pursue advanced degrees upon completion of the program.
The traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing option is designed for incoming freshmen or transfer students without a prior bachelor's degree.
There are a number of reasons to choose the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing:
Our nursing graduates are prepared to use the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and practice skills they learned in our program to provide professional nursing care in a variety of clinical settings. Employment rates of our graduates exceed the average, and many graduates have opted to pursue advanced degrees upon completion of the program.
Since 2005, School of Nursing graduates have achieved a 95 percent average pass rate on the NCLEX-RN.
Freshmen: May 1 Transfers: June 1
Prospective students must first be accepted to Samford University. Once accepted, you then apply to the school of nursing.
To be considered for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program, you should meet the following criteria:
To learn more about how your courses will transfer to Samford, visit our Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide*.
Please note: In order to receive credit for Samford's Biol 217 Human Anatomy-Allied Health Sci and Biol 218 Human Physiology-Allied Health Sci, Anatomy and Physiology I, and Anatomy Physiology II courses have to be completed. At present, no online labs will be accepted for required science courses.
Download a printable version of the B.S.N. plan of study.
Download a printable version of the B.S.N. plan of study for transfer students.
In our B.S.N. program, the academic plan of study challenges students with both nursing and liberal arts courses.
Freshman year courses include: Communication Arts I (4 credits), Cultural Perspectives I (4 credits), General Psychology (4 credits), General Chemistry (4 credits), General Biology (4 credits) Anatomy (4 credits), Communication Arts II (4 credits) and Cultural Perspectives II (4 credits).
Sophomore year courses include: Physiology, (4 credits) Contemporary Math or Pre-Calculus (4 credits), Biblical Perspectives (4 credits), Fitness & Health (2 credits), Microbiology (4 credits), Developmental Psychology (4 credits), Professional Nursing Concepts and Health Assessment (4 credits), Pathophysiology (4 credits), Healthcare Trends/Issues (2 credits) and Medication Dosage Calculations for Nurses (1 credit).
Junior year courses include: Foundations for Clinical Nursing Practice (8 credits), Pharmacology in Nursing (3 credits), Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (4 credits), Nursing Process in Adult Health (8 credits), Childbearing Family (5 credits) and Statistics for Healthcare Professionals (3 credits).
Senior year courses include: Childrearing Family (5 credits), Community Health Nursing (5 credits), Research Basic to Nursing Interventions (3 credits), Management for Nurses (5 credits), Principles of Critical Care Nursing (6 credits), Senior Seminar (2 credits), Clinical Preceptorship (3 credits) and a nursing elective (3 credits).
To graduate, you must complete 54 general education credits and 74 nursing education credits.
Nursing is a deeply personal profession, requiring hands-on care of your patients. At the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, your education will include extensive clinical experiences working with patients in a variety of settings. You won't just learn nursing theory, you'll put what you know into practice from the very beginning. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, one of the nation's most advanced health care communities, you'll have clinical opportunities in a variety of health care facilities.
A 2008 graduate of the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, was called to help provide needed care to vulnerable children around the world.