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Samford University

Ida Moffett School of Nursing

Birmingham, AL


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Samford University / Ida Moffett School of Nursing is located in Birmingham, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Family nurse practitioner
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Dual nurse practitioner (family/emergency)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family nurse practitioner
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Administration
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Nurse anesthesia
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse anesthesia
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Advanced practice
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Nursing administration Informatics
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Nursing administration Transformation of care
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Nursing administration Health systems and administration

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 117
Doctoral Degrees 39

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Project with poster presentation


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 1st April 1st No
Spring deadline August 1st August 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE within the past five years (for nurse anesthesia)
Master's Degree Requirements RN, minimum nursing GPA of 3.0, undergraduate course in nursing research with minimum C grade, undergraduate health assessment course with minimum B grade; interview, 1 year full-time critical care as RN, 3 letters of recommendation, undergraduate courses in general chemistry and research with minimum B grade for both (for nurse anesthesia)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Unencumbered licensure as registered nurse; master's degree from CCNE-, CNEA-, or ACEN-accredited program in the area of advanced practice or administration; minimum master's degree cumulative GPA of 3.5; video interview submission

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 575
TOEFL IBT score: 90
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 2.37%
Black or African American 12.76%
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.59%
Asian 1.78%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.37%
Unknown 4.15%


Male (17%)
Female (82%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 3
Male (4)
Female (19)

Location & Contact

Address 800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL  35229
United States
Contact Dr. Nena F. Sanders
Vice Provost, College of Health Sciences/Ida Moffett School of Nursing Dean/Professor
Phone: 205-726-2612