Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing is committed to preparing exceptional practitioners who are called to make the world a better place through a career in nursing. With a combination of rigorous academics, robust clinical experiences and compassionate service opportunities at home and abroad, our graduates are confident in their ability to effectively care for the individuals and communities entrusted to them.

Whether you choose to support our academic programs, state-of-the-art facilities, student scholarships, or community outreach, your gift ensures that we continue to provide an exemplary learning experience for the next generation of nurses.

Academic Programs

Chandler Mountain Fund

For more than a decade, Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing has served migrant farm workers and their families in Alabama’s Chandler Mountain. Gifts to this fund support annual interprofessional clinics for children and adults in the area.

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Nurse Anesthesia Student Travel Fund

Gifts to the nurse anesthesia student travel fund support lodging, travel and registration for nurse anesthesia students participating in professional anesthesia conferences and seminars or health care related volunteer opportunities.

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Places and Spaces

College of Health Sciences Building Fund

In fall 2016, Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing moved into the new College of Health Sciences, an innovative learning environment designed to foster interprofessional collaboration and cutting-edge experiential learning. The building fund provides support for ongoing enhancements and maintenance for the 223,000-square-foot College of Health Sciences.

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Experiential Learning and Simulation Center

Our 22,000-square-foot center offers discipline-specific and interdisciplinary learning opportunities across the simulation continuum. Its extensive inventory of task trainers, medium fidelity models and high fidelity human patient simulators creates an optimal environment designed to improve our students’ technical skills, clinical judgment, decision making, communication and teamwork.

Naming Opportunities


Ida V. Moffett Scholarship

In honor of our school’s namesake, gifts to the Ida V. Moffett Scholarship support outstanding undergraduate and graduate nursing students.

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Arlene Nash Hayne Nursing Administration Endowed Award

The Arlene Nash Hayne Nursing Administration Award was established to honor the contributions of retired faculty member Dr. Arlene Nash Hayne. The award is presented to a first year post-master’s DNP student who demonstrates academic excellence, exemplifies the characteristics of a servant leader, participates in professional organizations and is committed to developing academic and civic responsibility.

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Funderburg Nurse Anesthesia Scholarship

Established in memory of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Funderburg, gifts to this fund support outstanding students enrolled in the nurse anesthesia program.

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Gretchen S. McDaniel Endowed Scholarship

The Gretchen S. McDaniel Endowed Scholarship was established by family and friends of Dr. McDaniel to honor her commitment and dedication to Samford and the field of nursing. Scholarships will be awarded to students accepted into the MSN or DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing at Samford University.

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Head Family Missions Scholarship

Gifts to this fund provide need-based support for students participating in medical missions trips. The fund is founded on the Head family’s commitment to missions and service and it continues the legacy of the late Thomas R. “Tripp” Head by introducing students to missions work.

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Jackie H. Davis Nurse Anesthesia Medical Mission Fund

Support nurse anesthesia students’ participation in medical missions’ trips or health care related service opportunities through a gift to this fund. The scholarship was established upon the retirement of the Department of Nurse Anesthesia’s long-time secretary and “surrogate mom,” Jackie H. Davis.

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Jane S. Martin Family Nurse Practitioner Endowed Scholarship

The Jane S. Martin Family Nurse Practitioner Endowed Scholarship at Moffet Sanders School of Nursing supports students who are enrolled in Samford University’s family nurse practitioner program. The scholarship was named to honor the contributions of Senior Associate Dean and Professor Dr. Jane S. Martin who was instrumental in starting the family nurse practitioner program at Samford University.

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Kevin Myers Memorial Scholarship for Missions

Graduate students pursuing international medical missions trips are supported through gifts to this fund, started by nursing alumni Stephanie and Ricky Edwards, in honor of Stephanie’s late father, Kevin Myers.

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LeeAnna Grace Cunningham Family Nurse Practitioner Scholarship

Gifts to this fund support nurse practitioner students who demonstrate a desire to serve and care for vulnerable populations. The scholarship honors LeeAnna Cunningham and is established to inspire students to serve with compassion and determination.

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Nena F. Sanders Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarship

Outstanding Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) students are honored with the distinguished Nena F. Sanders scholarship. Named for Vice Provost and Ralph W. Beeson Dean and Professor Nena F. Sanders, the scholarship was established by the graduates of Samford’s first D.N.P. class in recognition of her commitment to the program.

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Birmingham Baptist Hospital School of Nursing Legacy Scholarship

The Birmingham Baptist Hospital School of Nursing Legacy Scholarship was established to honor those who attended the Birmingham Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. The Birmingham Baptist Association acquired Birmingham Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in 1922 with the goal of educating nurses to meet a desperate need for skilled practitioners. The school was renamed the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing in 1968 and became a part of Samford University in 1973.

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Sharron P. Schlosser Nurse Educator Award

The Sharron P. Schlosser Nurse Educator Award was established in honor of retired faculty member, Dr. Sharron Schlosser. The award is given to a graduate student who models professionalism, demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning, exhibits a spirit of inquiry, and expresses a passion for a career in nursing education. The recipient will also exemplify the values of caring, collegiality, and advocacy as modeled by Dr. Schlosser.

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Solid Foundation

Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing Fund

Gifts to this fund support our operating expenses and things such as faculty development, student travel to professional conferences, interprofessional programs and other areas of need determined by the dean.

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Nursing Student Emergency Fund

Established by the nursing school’s Advisory Board, this fund aids nursing students facing circumstances that threaten their continuation in the nursing school. It provides short-term assistance for basic life necessities such as food, housing, utilities, books and other supplies necessary to continue their education.

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College of Health Sciences Fund

The College of Health Sciences fund supports urgent student needs, faculty and student travel, faculty development and other priorities determined by the vice provost of the College of Health Sciences.

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