Published on April 18, 2012 by Tully Taylor  


Jill Cunningham, Cyndi Cortes, Belinda Isley, Jane Holston and Andrea Collins, all faculty members in Samford University's Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, presented at the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties annual meeting in Charleston, S.C., April 12-15. 

The group presented "innovative clinical supervision strategies for distance education nurse practitioner programs." The presentation demonstrated a distance-learning program can use new technology to better supervise clinical. 

Cunningham joined Samford's faculty in 2005, Cortes in 2009, Holston in 2010. Collins joined the faculty fulltime in 2012 and Isley in 2010 after teaching adjunctively.

Tully Taylor is a senior journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in Samford University's 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. 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.