Posted by William Nunnelley on 2011-02-02

The application deadline for Samford University’s new accelerated second degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is March 1.  The program offered by Samford’s Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing enables those who already hold a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing to earn a nursing degree in 15 months.

            Students complete the nursing degree in four semesters including a full summer term, going into nursing clinical courses the first semester.  Students applying now would begin classes in the fall.

            Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree in another field with a minimum grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale, and meet certain requirements in several science courses.

            Applications are available online or by contacting Jan Paine at 205 726-2746.  For information, go to the nursing school website at


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.