This option is for applicants who previously earned an M.S.N. and now desire to complete a practice doctorate (D.N.P.) and become eligible to sit for national FNP certification.

Would you like to expand or change your advanced practice nursing role?

Are you interested in an area that is not the specialization obtained for your M.S.N. degree?

Our Post-master’s Advanced Practice FNP offers the opportunity for you to build upon your clinical skills and knowledge, allowing you to become a family nurse practitioner while earning your D.N.P. degree.

Admission

D.N.P., Family Nurse Practitioner, Admission Criteria

  • Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse
  • Master's degree from a CCNE, CNEA or ACEN (formerly NLNAC) and regionally accredited program
  • Master's degree cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • A video interview submission
  • 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.
  • Should any of the above conditions not be met, the applicant may be considered on an individual basis

Application Process

Applications to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program are submitted online through Slate.

Transcripts can be sent electronically to admission@samford.edu or by mail to:

Office of Admission
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229

Plan of Study

Based on transcript review. 

Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for in-state and out-of-state students is $862 per credit hour. Tuition may be paid online or at the Bursar’s Office and it 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 Financial Services website.

Fees are automatically generated following registration. For a full list of university, school and course fees please view our graduate fees worksheet.

The following additional fees are applicable for the 2019-2020 academic year:

  • Remote Proctor – $200
  • Background check – cost varies by state

Financial Aid

A financial assistance program administered by the Office of Financial Aid has been established to aid students in attending Samford University.

To learn more about financial aid options, please visit the Office of Financial Aid or call 205-726-2905.