Jane S. Martin
Senior Associate Dean and Professor
Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing
Email: jsmartin@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2760
As the first graduate faculty member to be hired at Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing in 1996, Jane S. Martin has played a large role in the growth and development of the school’s program. "My job was to coordinate the family nurse practitioner program. I had four students in the first class," she said. "It was my job to develop all of the nurse practitioner courses and to develop all of the clinical sites for the program." Over the years, when she has not been busy raising rescue cats—she currently has three, Charles, William and Harry—or indulging in her love of antiques and vintage things, Martin has continued to make an impact at the nursing school and beyond. Her biggest accomplishment still remains attending the graduation in May 1998 for the first graduating master of science in nursing [M.S.N.] class. "I felt like I had played an important role in that big accomplishment."

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D., counseling psychology, Auburn University
  • M.S.N., family nurse practitioner, UAB
  • M.S.N., adult health CNS, UAB
  • B.S.N., nursing, UAB
  • FNP-BC, certified family nurse practitioner, American Nurses
  • Credentialing Center [ANCC]


  • Consultant, nursing programs with new D.N.P. programs
  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program, project director, 2006–present
  • Migrant farmworkers and their family members, health disparities

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding State Nurse Educator, Nurse Practitioner Alliance, 2013
  • Making A Difference Award, East Coast Migrant Head Start Project, 2011
  • America’s Health Care Heroes, Health Resources and Services Administration, 2009
  • Sigma Theta Tau Nu Chapter, 1979


  • Commission on Collegiate Education [CCNE]
  • Nursing Accreditation team site visitor
  • Nominating committee member
  • National Health Service Corp ambassador