Rebecca J.  Warr
Assistant Professor
Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing
1568 CHS Building 1
Rebecca J. Warr is no stranger to multitasking. When she first came to Samford in 1981, it was as part of a joint appointment with Baptist Princeton Hospital where she worked two days a week in the psychiatric unit as a staff nurse. She has also worked as a public health nurse for Jefferson County Public Health where she made home visits to chronically ill patients and assisted in various clinics. As part of her Samford duties, she has watched students go from being scared to death during their first nursing clinical experience to evolving into the students who experience “the light bulb moments” when they acquire the basic knowledge of how to function in a health care setting and understanding how they have played a role in a patient’s condition. Warr has also found time to apply for and receive a faculty development grant for geriatric stimulation with nursing students. In the midst of being involved in her career, she is never far from her desire to be involved with multiple projects. “I can quilt and make a soufflé at the same time,” she said.

Degrees and Certifications

  • M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • B.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Certified Nurse Educator [CNE]


  • Medical/surgical nursing
  • Community health nursing
  • Geriatrics

Awards and Honors

  • Faculty Development Grant, 2012–2013, Assessing the functional ability of the geriatric patient: development of understanding and empathy of the beginning level nursing student
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society


  • UAB Geriatric Education Center Faculty Scholar Program, 2012–2013