Samford University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
DNP-Advance practice & administration doctorate
MSN - FNP, educator and health systems management and leadership masters
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The delivery of these courses has evolved over time and have been refined by the faculty to be very effective in delivery. Our students rate these programs very positively. Students are able to complete the program of study in a timely manner and the graduation rate for our on-line students is very high. Students/graduates are our best recruiters for the programs.

School type Private
Online grad programs CCNE accredited Yes
Online grad programs NLNAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in nursing degree programs 2
Concentrations offered
Nursing practitioner
Nursing administration/leadership
Nursing education
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Family/primary care

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 53

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 15 full-time; 2 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 93% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 15
Average experience teaching online courses 6 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 5 full-time; 1 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 20
Maximum class size 30

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online No
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations Yes
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students N/A
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All

Retention

One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates

Graduation

Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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