Samford University's Ida Moffett School of Nursing has been named a Center of Excellence for Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing.
Samford received this designation in recognition of excellence in the category of "Promoting the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty."
"The success of our school has been possible through the continuation of the legacy of its namesake, Ida Vines Moffett, and her belief in academic excellence, compassion and service," said Nena Sanders, vice provost of Samford's College of Health Sciences and nursing school dean. "Today, more than 6,000 nurses who have graduated from our programs are impacting lives throughout the world."
A committee of six Samford nursing faculty members worked to complete the 100-page document that outlined the school's unique initiatives and outcomes.
Examples of the school's accomplishments are its outstanding first-time licensure and certification pass rates, leadership and participation in interprofessional education and multiple opportunities for service learning including international missions.
The maxims espoused by Moffett served as the theme for the document. Testimonies from College of Health Sciences faculty, nursing students, alumni and community representatives were included as supporting evidence of the faculty's expertise and commitment to excellence.
The honor comes as the school celebrates 95 years of nursing excellence.