Published on January 13, 2012 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.

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.