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


About Samford UniversitySamford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.