Doctor of Nursing Practice
Samford University

Program Details

The online DNP degree program from Samford University provides nurses with the skills and knowledge required to succeed at the highest levels of nursing practice and administration. Graduates possess advanced clinical skills, are prepared to take on organizational and systems leadership positions, and have the ability to:

  • ​Mobilize interdisciplinary teams
  • ​Establish collaborative relationships to solve complex clinical problems
  • ​Initiate policy and programmatic changes


  • Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse
  • Master's degree from a CCNE, CNEA or ACEN (formerly NLNAC) accredited program in the area of advanced practice or administration (applicants with unique credentials will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Master's degree cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • A video interview submission (a link to this site will be provided after application has been submitted)
  • International applicants (applicants who are not United States citizens or permanent residents) must contact the director of graduate student services for detailed program requirements
  • American citizens or permanent residents who learned English as a second language must score at least 550 (paper), 213 (computer) or 80 (internet) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Should any of the above conditions not be met, the applicant may be considered on an individual basis

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges