2023-2024 Samford University Graduate Catalog 
    
    May 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Samford University Graduate Catalog

Nurse Anesthesia (Doctoral)


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Nurse Anesthesia

Degrees

B.S.N. to D.N.P. Option (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

          Nurse Anesthesia (B.S.N. to D.N.P.) 
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Accreditation
The Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing’s nurse anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 10275 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 906, Rosemont, IL, 60018-5603 phone: (224) 275-9130; http://coacrna.org.


Nurse Anesthesia

B.S.N. to D.N.P. (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

Admission Requirements

Applications for the B.S.N. to D.N.P. in 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:

  1. Completion of application directly through Slate. For complete admission instructions, visit www.samford.edu/nursing.
  2. Complete the Supplemental Application Form for the nurse anesthesia program, found at www.samford.edu/nursing/supplemental-application-forms.aspx.
  3. Current unencumbered license as a registered nurse.
  4. Bachelor of science in nursing degree from an accredited and ACEN or CCNE accredited program.
  5. Cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  6. Minimum one-year full time critical care experience as a registered nurse.
  7. Minimum GRE score within the last five years. a. Verbal: 153; Quantitative: 144; Analytical: 4.0 b. The Miller Analogy Test (MAT) is not accepted.
  8. International applicants or American citizens 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).
  9. On-campus interview.
  10. 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.
Progression Policies

In order to progress in the School of Nursing nurse anesthesia program, the student must:

  1. Have a completed and updated Health Data Record (with all required immunizations) on file. 
  2. 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 Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing are automatically enrolled in the university-sponsored student health insurance plan. There is a charge for this coverage. 
  3. BLS, ACLS, PALS certification prior to clinical rotations and through graduation.
  4. Adhere to the Code of Ethical/Professional Conduct as specified earlier in this catalog.
  5. Possess a current unencumbered Alabama or multi-state registered nursing license for all clinical rotations.
  6. Submit to random drug testing and a criminal background check.
  7. Obtain a grade of B or better in each didactic course and a “Pass” grade in each clinical course.
Transfer Credit

Graduate students are permitted to transfer a maximum of 12 graduate credits from an accredited and a CCNE, CNEA, or an ACEN (formerly NLNAC) accredited college or university. To do so, students should complete a course substitution form and attach a copy of the syllabus. Transfer credits will be evaluated by the appropriate course coordinator for applicability to the graduate program

Program Interruptions and Readmissions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Programs

    Doctoral

    Courses

      Nursing - Nurse Anesthesia - GraduateNursing - Nurse Anesthesia - Doctoral

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