Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2011-05-10


Samford University’s Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing is observing National Nurses Week with a series of special events for its alumni.

Alumni from the nursing school and its forerunner, Birmingham Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, have been treated to breakfast and fellowship at Trinity Medical Center, UAB Hospital and Princeton Baptist Medical Center.

Moffett Nurse Network events are also planned for St. Vincent’s Hospital on May 11 and at Brookwood Medical Center on May 12.

The nursing school’s advisory board honored the 41-member Ida V. Moffett faculty with gifts to recognize their special role in nursing education.

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6 through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who is considered the founder of modern nursing.


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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.