Ida V. Moffett once said, "It takes courage to care, to open the heart and act with sympathy and compassion." It's a defining characteristic of Moffett nurses: compassion and courage combined with deep knowledge and exceptional clinical skills. Because we see nursing as more than a job. It's a calling for those unique individuals who are compelled to caring for and improving the lives of others.
The accelerated second degree B.S.N. option is perfect for you if hold a bachelor's degree in a field of study other than nursing and desire a fast-paced program. The accelerated second degree program is an intense classroom and clinical learning experience. Few of our students on this track work, though some do balance family obligations.
In the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, we've been preparing those called to our profession for more than 90 years, giving our graduates the knowledge, critical thinking and practice skills they need to effectively care for patients in wide variety of clinical settings. On the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), our graduates consistently achieve pass rates above national averages. Employment rates of our graduates exceed the average and many graduates have opted to pursue advanced degrees upon completion of the program.
There are a number of reasons to choose the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing:
Our nursing graduates are prepared to use the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and practice skills they learned in our program to provide professional nursing care in a variety of clinical settings. Employment rates of our graduates exceed the average, and many graduates have opted to pursue advanced degrees upon completion of the program.
Since the program's inception, accelerated second degree B.S.N. students have held a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam.
To begin this program, you must first must apply and be accepted to Samford University. Once accepted by Samford, you must also apply to the school of nursing.
Accelerated Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing applicants should meet the following criteria:
The Accelerated Second Degree B.S.N. plan of study is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor's degree in a field of study other than nursing. Before enrolling in the first semester, students must have taken the following general education courses: Religion (Old or New Testament), College Algebra or higher, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Chemistry (Intro or higher), Psychology (Intro), Psychology (Developmental), and Statistics.
Summer 1 includes: Health Care Trends and Issues (2 credits), Pathophysiology (4 credits) and Medication Dosage Calculations for Nursing (1 credit).
Summer 2 includes: Professional Nursing Concepts and Health Assessment (4 credits), Pharmacology for Nurses (3 credits ); and Foundations for Clinical Nursing Practice (8 credits)
Spring includes: Childbearing Family (5 credits), Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (4 credits), and Nursing Process in Adult Health (8 credits)
Summer 2 includes: Childrearing Family (5 credits), Community Health Nursing (5 credits), and Research Basic to Nursing Interventions (3 credits)
Fall 2 includes: Management for Nurses (5 credits), Senior Seminar (2 credits), Principles for Critical Care Nursing (6 credits) and Clinical Preceptorship for Nurses (3 credits).
Download the plan of study.
Nursing is a deeply personal profession, requiring hands-on care of your patients. At the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, your education will include extensive clinical experiences working with patients in a variety of settings. You won't just learn nursing theory, you'll put what you know into practice from the very beginning. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, one of the nation's most advanced health care communities, you'll have clinical opportunities in a variety of health care facilities.
A 2008 graduate of the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, was called to help provide needed care to vulnerable children around the world.
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