Samford University

Second Degree Accelerated BSN


Basic Information: Samford University is located in Birmingham, Alabama.  This program is for students who have already earned a bachelor's degree in another field and have finished the basic requirements for their BSN. 

Must Dos: Students must apply to Samford University and to the College of Nursing.

Program Length: Five semesters starting in the fall.  There is a truly accelerated program that runs five semesters straight through and a second degree BSN program that allows students to have summers off.

Nursing Prerequisites: Courses include Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, and Chemistry.  All prerequisite courses must be completed within the last five years with a cumulative science GPA of at least a 2.5 or higher.  Students must not have retaken more than two of the science courses.

Prior Classwork Information: Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.7 or higher.

Application Information: The application deadline is January 15th.   Students must submit three letters of recommendation and perform a video interview. The application information for Samford University can be found here

Admission Tests: International students must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. 

Tuition: Tuition information can be found here

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Financial aid and scholarship information can be found here