Posted by Philip Poole on 2012-01-13

By Tully Taylor

Three faculty members from Samford University Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education Jan. 5-8 in Honolulu.

Janet Alexander, Gretchen McDaniel and Judith Vinzant presented research titled "Assessing Interpersonal Communication Skills: A Longitudinal Study."

The group studied the interpersonal skills of students in a bachelor of nursing science program throughout the curriculum. According to their findings, students' interpersonal communication skills improved through current teaching styles.

Alexander is professor of nursing and has taught at Samford since 1991. McDaniel is professor of nursing and came to Samford in 1997. Vinzant is assistant professor of nursing and joined the faculty in 1992.

Tully Taylor is a senior journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Office of Marketing and Communication.


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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.