Practicum & Clinicals
This program of study requires clinical hours with patients across the lifespan. Students should anticipate spending an average of 16-20 hours each week in clinical rotations for 2–5 semesters at the end of the program.
The Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing has affiliation agreements with hundreds of clinical agencies across numerous states, with the majority being in the Southeast. Students may request additional affiliation agreements based on preceptor availability and proximity. Professional and personal connections are essential to help secure clinical placement opportunities close to home.
- Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse
- Current national ENP certification
- Master or doctoral degree in Nursing from CCNE, CNEA, or ACEN (formerly NLNAC) and institutionally accredited college or university
- Cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in graduate nursing courses
- American citizens or permanent residents who learned English as a second language must score at least 575 (paper) or 90 (internet) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
- If accepted, a non-refundable fee of $750 is required to secure admission to the program. This fee is applied to the first semester's tuition.
- Favorable admission will be offered to students with the following recommended scores
TOEFL/TOEFL iBT: Samford’s test code for TOEFL is R1302.
- iBT: 90 or above
- Computer: 232 or above
- Paper: 575 or above
- IELTS: 6.5 or above
- Duolingo: 120 or above
- Transcripts can be sent electronically to email@example.com or by mail to:
Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing
Graduate Student Services
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
- Three letters of recommendation – two professional (at least one supervisor) and one academic
- Personal statement indicating career plans and likelihood of success in graduate study
- Professional resume
- A video response submission
- Applications are submitted online through Slate
Out-of-state applicants to any of our distance-accessible programs should become familiar with their state’s regulations governing distance accessible programs. Prospective students who plan to conduct Samford’s distance education/clinical in a state other than Alabama, should contact their state’s Board of Nursing and Department of Education for specific rules and regulations pertaining to students enrolled in out-of-state programs. Students residing in states with strict rules and regulations for distance education may not be eligible to receive an offer of admission.
- New York
Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for in-state and out-of-state students can be found on our graduate tuition worksheet. Tuition may be paid online or at Samford One Stop, and must be paid by the first day of each semester/term. Policies and methods for tuition and fee payment can be found in the Samford University catalog and the Samford One Stop website.
Fees are automatically generated following registration. For a full list of university, school and course fees please view our graduate fees worksheet.
- Background check – cost varies by state
A financial assistance program administered by Samford One Stop has been established to aid students in attending Samford University.
Certificate-only programs are not eligible for federal aid. However, educational expenses related to these certificates may be covered by private loans or institutional scholarships.