Undergraduate Nursing

Begin your journey; answer your calling

It's long been said that people are drawn to nursing, not in search of a career, but in response to a calling. We educate nurses who have the wisdom, the skills and the courage to go out into the world and make people's lives better. At the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, we offer a number of undergraduate degree programs, from a traditional B.S.N. to a second degree B.S.N. for people who are making a career change. Every year, our graduates pass their certification exams at rates far surpassing the national averages.


Opportunities are abundant for skilled nurses. From acute care to specialized settings, the need for nurses is at an all-time high. After graduating, you'll be prepared to confidently go into clinical practice or pursue your education at the graduate level. But most importantly, you'll leave Samford prepared to make the world a better place.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

nursing students at candle lighting graduation ceremony

Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing offers four undergraduate programs:

  • The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is designed for the freshman or transfer student without a prior bachelor's degree.
  • The five-semester second degree B.S.N. option is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor's degree in a field of study other than nursing.
  • The accelerated second degree B.S.N. option is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor's degree in a field of study other than nursing and desire a fast-paced program.
  • The Veterans' B.S.N. option is designed for honorably or generally discharged service members, active duty service members, reservists or National Guard members with military health care training. 

You may apply to the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing immediately upon admission to Samford University. Upon graduation with the B.S.N. degree, you are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensing exam.
Are you considering transferring to Samford? Click here to visit our transfer credit equivalency guide

Students and applicants with disabilities who seek accommodations must make a request by contacting the Section 504/Disability Access and Accommodation Coordinator, Anne Sherman, Director of Disability Resources, 205-726-4078, disability@samford.edu

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Undergraduate Admission
Trisha Stovall
Undergraduate Recruitment & Admission Counselor