Ida Moffett School of Nursing is proud to be the only school in Alabama offering a true online associate degree in nursing to master's degree in nursing program in which you do not earn a bachelor's degree. Through the ADN/ASN to M.S.N. option, the school of nursing provides experienced registered nurses who currently hold an associate of science in nursing or a hospital diploma with the opportunity to earn an M.S.N. through a nontraditional path. The ADN/ASN to M.S.N. program begins once each year in May.

The ADN/ASN to M.S.N. option consists of five bridge courses, which can be completed in two semesters. Successful completion of all five bridge courses must be accomplished in order to progress to the M.S.N. core courses. When taken full time and in sequence, the ADN/ASN to M.S.N. option takes two and a half to three years to complete. General education courses may be completed at another university and then transferred to Samford prior to enrolling in the ADN/ASN to M.S.N. program.

Why Samford?

ADN/ASN to M.S.N. students:

  • Earn an M.S.N. degree online in 2.5 to 3 years
  • Participate in cutting edge, web-based learning with clinical and practicum experiences close to home
  • Access all coursework and resources anywhere, anytime from any internet-connected electronic device
  • Receive personal attention from caring and supportive Samford faculty and advisors
  • Experience a rich tradition of high academic standards and quality education practice
  • Visit Samford's beautiful campus in Birmingham, Alabama, for required sessions during the program
  • Seamlessly continue into our Doctor of Nursing Practice Program without reapplying

Admission Requirements & Criteria

ADN/ASN to M.S.N. Admission Deadline

Entry month: May 2020
Slate Application Deadline: February 1, 2020

ADN/ASN to M.S.N. Admission Criteria

ADN/ASN to M.S.N. applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse
  • Associate of Science in Nursing from CNEA or ACEN (formerly NLNAC) accredited program or hospital diploma and regionally accredited program
  • Completion of a minimum of 72 hours of college credit
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in nursing courses
  • A video submission 
  • Completion of required general education prerequisites
  • If accepted, a non-refundable fee of $750 is required to secure admission into 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. 

Plan of Study & Clinical Requirements

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.

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