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.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.