Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2000-02-02

Samford University assistant nursing professor Joyce R. Chappelear has been appointed by Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman to the Alabama Board of Nursing.

The 13-member board prescribes standards and approves nursing educational programs, examines and licenses Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse applicants throughout the state, and adopts standards for RN and LPN practice and competency.

Board candidates are screened by a committee of nursing leaders from across the state. Board members represent nursing education, advanced practice and administration. Chappelear is one of two nursing educators on the board.

Chappelear has taught at Samford's Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing since 1990.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.