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Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
Nurse Anesthesia (M.S.N.)
Applications for the M.S.N. Nurse Anesthesia program are considered on a competitive basis by the School of Nursing; thus, applicants’ admission profiles are evaluated according to stated admission criteria. The applicant will be considered for admission to Samford University and the School of Nursing graduate program upon submission of the following required materials:
- Completion of application through www.nursingcas.org. For complete admission instructions, visit www.samford.edu/nursing.
- Completed the Supplemental Application Form for the nurse anesthesia program, found at www.samford.edu/nursing/supplemental-application-forms.aspx.
- Current unencumbered license as a registered nurse.
- Bachelor of science in nursing degree from an ACEN or CCNE accredited program.
- Cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
- Minimum one year full time critical care experience as a registered nurse.
- Minimum GRE score within the last 5 years.
- Verbal: 153; Quantitative: 144; Analytical 4.0
- The Miller Analogy Test (MAT) is not accepted.
- International applicants or American citizens who learned English as a second language must score at least 550 (paper), 213 (computer), or 80 (Internet) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
- On-campus interview.
- If accepted, a non-refundable fee of $1,000 is required to secure admission into the program. This fee is applied to the first semester’s tuition.
In order to progress in the School of Nursing nurse anesthesia program, the student must:
- Have a completed Health Data Record (with all required immunizations) updated annually and on file, according to policy with ESS.
- Carry health insurance while enrolled at Samford. Students in the School of Nursing are required to provide proof of current personal health insurance coverage. Each semester, students in the IVMSON are automatically enrolled in the University-sponsored student health insurance plan. There is a charge for this coverage. If you are a new nursing student, you will need to register your health insurance coverage by clicking on the following link and completing the information:
OR, if you are a new student and would like to enroll in the University-offered insurance program, click on the following link:
and complete the information.
- Document and keep current professional liability insurance for clinicals.
- BLS, ACLS, PALS certification prior to clinical rotations and through graduation.
- Adhere to the Code of Ethical/Professional Conduct, School of Nursing section.
- Possess a current unencumbered Alabama registered nursing license and in the states of all clinical rotation.
- Submit to random drug testing and a criminal background check.
- Obtain a grade of “B” or better in each didactic course and a “Pass” grade in each clinical course.
Program Interruptions and Readmissions
- Students must complete all semester coursework before progressing to the next semester. Individual exceptions may be made by the department chair. An incomplete grade (INC) may be awarded if the student has done work that would earn a passing grade in the course but has failed to complete some portion of the required work because of an emergency, and the work can be completed without further class attendance. An INC grade automatically becomes an F if not removed by the last day of classes in the next full semester after the grade was given.
- Students who receive a non-progressing grade may reapply to continue their course of study the following year. Additional remedial courses may be required on a case-by-case basis prior to readmission. Determination for readmission will be made by the nurse anesthesia program faculty with approval of the dean of the School of Nursing.
- Students who take a leave of absence or withdraw from the program may reapply to continue their course of study the following year. Additional remedial courses may be required on a case-by-case basis prior to readmission. Determination for readmission will be made by the nurse anesthesia program faculty with approval of the dean of the School of Nursing.
- Students will be obligated for complete tuition payments for any enrolled semester. For students readmitted to the program, tuition costs will be at the tuition rate in place at the time of readmission.
CoursesNursing - Nurse Anesthesia