Samford University

Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing

Nursing Programs

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 96.73%
Average number of students tested annually: 70
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Samford University as reported by Alabama state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 87 96.6 90.26
2011 65 95.4 88.43
2010 56 98.2 85.21
2009 63 92.1 89.47
What is this?
State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 96.73%
Average number of students tested annually: 70
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Samford University as reported by Alabama state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 87 96.6 90.26
2011 65 95.4 88.43
2010 56 98.2 85.21
2009 63 92.1 89.47
What is this?

The Samford University, Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing offers a MSN Degree in a flexible online setting.The program prepares its graduates to practice in an advanced capacity to meet patient needs and to manage a range of health care settings.

The program offers different tracks including Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Educator, and Nurse Management.

The Family Nurse Practitioner tracks prepares students to offer primary care after successful completing the national certification exams while the Nurse Anesthesia program prepares graduates to sit for the nurse anesthesia national certification  examination. The nurse educator track is intended for those who are interested in becoming clinical or academic educators and the management track trains students for entry and mid-level managers.

Admission Requirements

  • A BSN degree from a program accredited by the CCNE or NLNAC
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0
  • GRE or MAT scores (taken within the last five years)
  • The GRE requirement is waived for applicants with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.20 or postgraduate GPA of 3.00 or above.

Applicants are also required to have a C grade or higher in at least one undergraduate course in nursing research and a B grade or higher in one undergraduate health assessment course.

Program accreditations: CCNE

Masters programs offered at this school:

MSN

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening
Specility Tracks
Tracks Credit hours
Nurse Practitioners 42
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) 82
Nursing Education N/A
Leadership in Healthcare Systems 30

RN to MSN

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening
Specility Tracks
Tracks Credit hours
Nurse Practitioners N/A
Nursing Education N/A
What is this?

Program accreditations: CCNE

Doctoral programs offered at this school:

DNP

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening
Specility Tracks
Tracks Credit hours
Nursing Administration 37-39
Advanced Practice Registered Nursing 37-39
What is this?

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1920 - Current
Specialized Accreditation
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
CCNE
04/04/2011 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
03/03/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
03/03/2000 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
COA
05/17/2003 - Current

Overview

Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Baptist
Level4 year
OwnershipPrivate
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate89%

Admissions

91%

Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading520 to 620
SAT: Math500 to 618
SAT: Writing500 to 610
ACT Composite23 to 29
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Considered but not required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Recommended

Cost

$29,544

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$22,498
30k to 48k$31,440
48k to 75k$27,761
75k to 110k$30,207
Over 110k$31,226
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Financial Aid & Loan

89%

Recipients

$14,545

Average Amount

Any grant or scholarship aid

12%

Recipients

$4,168

Average Amount

Pell grants

33%

Recipients

$6,985

Average Amount

Federal Student Loans

Students

3,341

Undergrads

2,130

Graduates

3,491

Women

1,980

Men

94%

Full-time

6%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
80%
Black/African American
9%
Hispanic
3%
Asian
2%
Two or more races
2%
Non-resident alien
2%
Race/ethnicity unknown
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%

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Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
(205) 726-2011
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