Summer 2000
Vol. 17 No. 2
Publication Number:
USPS 244-800



Contents

FAQ: Samford

Heading to Graduate School with a Fistful of Scholarship Dollars

Viewpoints: Berry and Flynt

Unclaimed Bargains

Miss Alabama 2000

Campus News
Samford, WMU Name Vaughn Director of Christian Women's Leadership Center

Determined Nurse Bell Keeps Clinic Open, Studies Business Side with Stanley Scholarship

Leadership for a Changing World: Rice Suggests Formula for Success

Samford's Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing Received CCNE Accreditation for Bachelor's, Master's Programs

'Burst of New Energy upon the Sciences'

Sports
Major Gift to Athletics

Bulldogs Plan to Exercise Option Again in 2000

Men's Team Captures First TAAC Track Title

News Briefs
Bill Mathews Named VP as Laverne Farmer Retires

Interior Design Gets FIDER Accreditation

Translation Prompts Scholarship Fund

Other Stories
Bobby Bowden Day
Faculty Accolades
Class Notes
In Memoriam
Births

 

Summer 2000

Samford's Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing Receives CCNE Accreditation for Bachelor's, Master's Programs

Samford's Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing has received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for its baccalaureate and master's degree programs.

The accreditation, which will be in effect for five years, is the result of an extensive evaluation by the CCNE national accrediting agency. Established in 1996, the CCNE is an autonomous arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

According to a CCNE report, the Samford nursing school successfully met all four accreditation standards of quality and effectiveness: mission and governance, institutional commitment and resources, curriculum and teaching-learning practices, and student performance and faculty accomplishments.

"We were pleased that the evaluation included no major recommendations for improvement," said School of Nursing Dean Marian Baur. "This positive report acknowledges the support of our mission and vision by the University, and the ongoing efforts of the faculty, staff and current students."

The accreditation process, said Baur, "assures students that certain standards are met and will be maintained in order to offer them the best education possible."

The nursing school enrolls 162 students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program and 80 in the Master of Science in Nursing Program. The school is a cooperative effort of Samford and Baptist Health Systems, which provides clinical and classroom space as well as financial support.