As a Moffett & Sanders nurse, you will be prepared to deliver exceptional care

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 & Sanders 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 Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing, we've been preparing those called to our profession for nearly 100 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 students without a prior bachelor's degree.

Why Samford?

There are a number of reasons to choose Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing:

  • Low student-to-teacher ratio in clinical settings
  • Excellent clinical opportunities in all major health-care facilities in the metro Birmingham area
  • State-of-the art patient simulation center and skills lab
  • Pass rates consistently above the national average on the NCLEX-RN exam
  • Opportunities for medical mission trips and study abroad
  • Notification of early acceptance as an entering freshman into the School of Nursing
  • Employment rates of our graduates exceed the average and many graduates have opted to pursue advanced degrees upon completion of the program
  • Opportunities to get involved with many campus activities, including sororities, Student Government Association, student recruitment, leadership roles, athletics, student ministries and more

Outcomes

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.

Admission Requirements & Criteria

Traditional 4-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Application Deadline:

Freshmen: May 1
Transfers: June 1

Prospective students must first apply to Samford University.  Upon submission of your Samford application, you will receive a link to the School of Nursing application.  Please submit your nursing application and any related materials as soon as possible.

Admission Criteria for Traditional B.S.N.

To be considered for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program, you should meet the following criteria:

Freshman applicants:

  • Admission to Samford University. Apply now.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale which includes: 
    • Four units of English
    • Two units of math
    • Two units of lab science with a grade of C (2.00) or better
  • Minimum composite ACT score of 21 or a minimum composite SAT score of 1060; scores may be no more than five years old

Plan of Study

Clinical Education

Nursing is a deeply personal profession, requiring hands-on care of your patients. At Moffett & Sanders 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.

 

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Students and applicants with disabilities who seek accommodations must make a request by contacting Disability Resources at 205-726-4078 or disability@samford.edu or visiting samford.edu/dr.