2023-2024 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog

Nursing Major (Five-Semester Second Degree B.S.N.)

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Students enrolled in the bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.) program in the Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing are prepared to use knowledge, critical thinking skills, and practice skills learned from both nursing and liberal arts to provide professional nursing care in a variety of clinical settings. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for licensure as a registered nurse. Our graduates consistently achieve pass rates above state and national averages on the NCLEX-RN and experience excellent employment rates.

In addition to the traditional B.S.N. program, individuals who already hold a baccalaureate degree in a field other than nursing may pursue a B.S.N. through the five-semester second degree program. Students may apply to the school of nursing immediately upon admission to Samford University.

General Education - Distribution Areas: 28-37 Credits

  • Natural Sciences/Applied Sciences  (19-25)
    • General Education Math satisfies this requirement (3-4)
    • Statistics - MATH 210  satisfies this requirement (3-4)
    • Anatomy - BIOL 217  satisfies this requirement (3-4)
    • Physiology - BIOL 218  satisfies this requirement (3-4)
    • Microbiology - BIOL 225  satisfies this requirement (3-4)
    • Introduction to Chemistry or higher - CHEM 108 /CHEM 109  (4) or CHEM 205 /CHEM 206  (5) satisfy this requirement (4-5)
  • Social Sciences  (6-8)
    • Introduction to Psychology - PSYC 101  satisfies this requirement (3-4)
    • Lifespan Developmental Psychology - PSYC 205  satisfies this requirement (3-4)
  • Humanities  (3-4)
    • Religion, Old or New Testament - UCBF 101  satisfies this requirement (3-4)

Nursing Major (Five-Semester Second Degree): 71-72 Credits

Total Required Credits: 99-109

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