Message from the Dean
to the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing (IVMSON). Established in 1922, IVMSON celebrates 90
years as a leader in nursing education, practice and service excellence. The school's history is one of tradition
founded on the principles and philosophy of the late Ida V. Moffett. More than 5,000 nurses have graduated from
the school and are practicing not only in Alabama, but also throughout the
United States and the world.
vision and passion that Mrs. Moffett instilled into the School of Nursing is
deeply and forever etched in its foundation and its graduates. Based on Mrs. Moffett's vision, four major
pillars serve as the foundation for the IVMSON – academic excellence,
compassion, caring, and service. To
continue this legacy, our goal is to build on this foundation and to continue
dreaming for the future. As stated by
Mrs. Moffett in 1923, "Before great things are accomplished, someone has
to dream a dream."
offers tremendous advantages and opportunities for those who wish to pursue a career
in nursing. Our academic programs
include a variety of degree options at both the undergraduate and graduate
levels, including an option in nurse anesthesia. Foundational to our academic programs are our
outstanding faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and comprehensive clinical
sites and resources. Located in the
greater Birmingham, Alabama area, our program has access to a remarkable
community of health care resources that provide our students and faculty
multiple opportunities for collaborative practice and research initiatives.
is my pleasure to introduce you to the IVMSON and to showcase our academic
excellence, scholarship, and service dimensions. I encourage you to explore our website and to
contact us for more information about IVMSON.
the world will be better for it.
Nena F. Sanders, RN, DSN
Ralph W. Beeson Dean and Professor