Gretchen  McDaniel

Gretchen McDaniel, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Professor

Ida Moffett School of Nursing

Office: CHS Building 1 1539
Email: gsmcdani@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2626
Birmingham native Gretchen McDaniel sees working in Ida Moffett School of Nursing as a dream come true. As a child, McDaniel witnessed how Samford University always opened its doors to the community—she often used Samford’s indoor pool when her high school swim team practiced. After she became interested in nursing education, McDaniel knew she wanted to be a part of Samford’s nursing school faculty. She has assisted with the development of new graduate programs, including the doctor of nursing degree program. "My current position is a fulfillment of this dream," she said. "It is a blessing to me to be a part of the Samford community and to have the opportunity to work with some of the best people in the world."

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • B.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • CNE, National League for Nursing

Expertise

  • Biostatistics
  • Research
  • Gerontology
  • Adult Health
  • Faith Community Nursing (Parish Nursing)

Awards and Honors

  • Sustained Contributions to the Alabama Office of Women’s Health, Office of Women’s Health: Alabama Department of Public Health, 2012
  • Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation, Alabama Department of Public Health, 2009
  • Certified Nurse Educator, National League for Nursing, 2009
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Macon County Parish Nurse Coalition, 2009, 2007, 2004
  • Lamplighter Award, Alabama League for Nursing, 2003
  • Outstanding Medical Surgical Nurse, Alabama State Nurses Association, 1981
  • Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing, 1979

Involvement

  • Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Alabama League for Nursing, past-president and member director