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.


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.