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  • Dean's Message

    The Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing has been preparing those called to our profession for more than 90 years. We're focused on providing our graduates with the knowledge, critical thinking and practice skills they need to effectively care for patients in a wide variety of settings - from acute care hospitals to alternative settings such as home health or specialized clinics.

    Our foundation is based on the philosophy of the late Ida V. Moffett: academic excellence, compassion, caring and service. These four core beliefs are central to who we are and what we do. One distinguishing feature of our nursing school is our belief is that you learn best by doing. You will receive extensive clinical education from your first days in the program, and get a chance to learn in a state-of-the-art patient simulation center and skills lab. Our interdisciplinary approach also means you will experience and explore an array of academic principles and schools of thought on your way to becoming a well-rounded nurse for an ever-changing health care industry. Upon graduating, you will join the more than 5,000 nurses who have graduated from the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing and are serving in a variety of fields throughout the United States and around the world.

    Ida V. Moffett believed that exceptional nurses are defined by a few essential characteristics: compassion, courage, and a commitment to service all combined with deep knowledgeand exceptional clinical skills. If you choose to pursue your own calling at the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, those are the traits we will develop in you.

    I invite you to explore our site to learn more about our innovative and exciting approach to nursing education. Explore the Center for Faith and Health to see how we are putting everything we know to use, serving communities around the world. And most importantly, if you are interested in pursing the unique calling of your own life, we would love to speak to you about developing the skills and knowledge you need to build a life of caring.

    Nena Sanders, Ph.D., RN
    Ralph W. Beeson Dean and Professor, Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing
    Vice Provost, College of Health Sciences
    Samford University

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