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    Samford University Associate Professor Named to Governor’s Health Care Improvement Task Force

    Carol J. Ratcliffe, DNP, RN, FACHE, associate professor in Samford University’s Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing and co-leader of the Alabama Health Action Coalition, has been appointed by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley to the Alabama Health Care Improvement Task Force.  The task force, created by executive order, will identify ways to improve the health of Alabamians, including ways to bring more accessible and affordable health care to residents of the state.

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    Nursing School Simulates Tornado to Prepare Health Care Students and First Responders

    Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing simulated a community incident on April 2 to help prepare future nurses and other health care providers to respond in the event of a campus or community emergency.  In partnership with Homewood Fire Department, Regional Paramedic Service and Samford’s Office of Public Safety, the nursing school created a severe weather situation involving injuries ranging from psychological impact to fatalities.  In addition to nursing students, students from the departments of nurse anesthesia, communication sciences and disorders and kinesiology also participated.

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    Samford's Master's Nursing Programs Ranked Among the Best in the Nation

    For the first time, master’s programs in Samford University’s Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing are ranked among the best in the nation according to analysis and reports released March 10 by U.S. News and World Report.

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    Schlosser Earns Prestigious National League for Nursing Award

    Samford University professor Sharron Schlosser has earned the National League for Nursing’s prestigious Excellence in Leadership Award for NLN constituent leagues. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated excellence in leadership, service and commitment to the NLN’s mission to promote excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce in order to advance the nation’s health. 

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    Nursing Alumni Honored at Annual Courage to Care Gala

    Samford University's Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing honored 11 alumni at its annual Courage to Care gala Friday, Oct. 10. The honorees, including Living Legacy award recipient Sondra Tatum McGinnis, were cited for their adherence to the maxims of the school's namesake, the late Ida V. Moffett.

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    Samford's Nursing School Hosts Inaugural White Coat Ceremony

    Samford University’s Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing hosted its first White Coat Ceremony for students on Monday, Oct. 6 in Samford’s Reid Chapel. Seventy-two undergraduate students who began clinical courses this semester were honored during this historic event. 

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    CampUs Continues to Grow and Serve Children with Special Needs

    CampUs, Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing’s summer camp for children with special needs, returned in 2014 and was bigger and better than ever before! Throughout the summer, CampUs provided respite care for more than 30 families with children with special needs, ages 4-14.

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    Nursing School Named KidCheck Nursing School of the Year

    Samford University’s Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing has received Sight Savers America’s inaugural KidCheck Plus Nursing School of the Year Award. Samford nursing students partner with KidCheck Plus, a school-based health screening program, to provide head to toe screenings for PreK-12th grade students in rural and urban Alabama. 

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    School of Nursing to Participate in New Initiative Promoting Compassionate Care

    Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing will receive funding to pilot White Coat Ceremonies for nursing students. White Coat Ceremonies are designed to instill a commitment to providing compassionate care among future health professionals and they have long been an important rite of passage at medical schools.

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    Nursing School Receives Grant to Prepare Nurse Anesthetists

    Samford University's Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing has received $25,804 to provide support for students in the nurse anesthesia program.  This is the 11th year for Samford to receive a Nurse Anesthesia Traineeship (NAT) grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

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