Nothing compares to seeing Samford’s campus, meeting our people and viewing our College of Health Sciences facilities in person, but we hope our virtual tour will give you an idea of what to expect when you are able to visit. To get started, choose a tour stop from the map or the menu below. We hope to visit with you on campus soon!
If nursing is your calling, Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to deliver compassionate care in any clinical setting. We offer a number of degrees, programs and pathways that allow you to tailor your education to your specific calling. In 2016, Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing moved into the College of Health Sciences facilities located on the east side of campus. These facilities are home to Samford’s four health-related schools, including McWhorter School of Pharmacy, School of Health Professions and School of Public Health. Together, they provide students and faculty with the opportunity to learn and work in an interprofessional environment that mirrors today’s team-based approach to health care delivery.
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Our lobby greets students and visitors alike. With its wall of windows, the beauty of the outdoors is brought in, a common theme throughout our facilities. At the entrance of the lobby is our chapel. This is a quiet space open to all students and faculty, providing a unique place to pray, read the Bible and find spiritual rest and solitude. Off the lobby, you can access the Enrollment Management and Student Services Suite. Here you will find the admission, recruitment and advising offices for all four schools, including the offices of Allyson Maddox and Jan Paine who lead the Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing recruitment and advising efforts.
The College of Health Sciences facilities provide numerous classrooms of varying sizes. All classrooms are equipped with Solstice, a wireless presentation and collaboration software. Users are able to project their devices to the screen in the classroom for group work or presentations. Our facilities also include two lecture halls, which provide ideal space for interprofessional gatherings, guest speakers and more. Due to its larger size, there are multiple display monitors throughout the room, allowing students to clearly see the speaker’s presentation.
Whether you need a place to take a break between classes or a gathering space for group meetings or studying sessions, the College of Health Sciences has numerous patios, study spaces and common areas throughout its facilities. In addition, students can take advantage of our walking trails, open seating areas and group study areas. All of our conference rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art conferencing technology that allow students and faculty to conduct face-to-face and distance meetings and presentations.
Located on the third floor of Building One, Samford’s Experiential Learning and Simulation Center spans 22,000 square feet and utilizes the most sophisticated technology available to provide students a safe yet realistic environment to develop their clinical skills. The center even includes an electronic health record system that mirrors the systems found in today’s health care settings. Nursing students use a number of spaces found within the center to gain experience in direct patient care.
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In our standardized patient exam suite, which consists of 10 individual rooms, students are able to practice patient counseling skills with our standardized patients, or professionals trained to act out symptoms and reactions.
This four room suite houses four acute care medical inpatient hospital rooms with realistic hospital equipment and working headwalls. This clinically based designed space allows for multi-patient simulation with standardized patients. The space has a medication dispensing machine as well as AV recording ability.
In our three assessment and skill labs, students learn, practice, document and demonstrate basic care and patient assessment competencies, utilizing task trainers and low- to mid-fidelity simulators. Many nursing courses also take place within the skills labs. All three labs house tables and chairs in the center of the space, ideal for class lectures, and beds line the parameter to facilitate hands-on learning and simulation.
This suite includes four high-fidelity simulation labs that contain high-fidelity mannikins, which display life-like qualities such as blinking and respiration chest movements. Students use this space to gain experience in direct patient care—whether through interactions with different mannikins, including adult, pediatric and obstetric, or standardized patients acting as family members. Each simulation lab is paired with a debriefing room where faculty and students gather following a simulation to discuss and provide feedback.
In the operating room, located within our high-fidelity simulation suite, nurse anesthesia students work with a Human Patient Simulation that not only displays life-like qualities such as blinking and respiration chest movements but also exceptional lung mechanics such as gas exchange, pharmacological response and the ability to interface with patient monitors.
Located within the simulation center, our 1,100-square-foot home care unit looks and feels like a real studio apartment. The apartment allows students to practice in-home patient care and skills specific to the community setting.
Our Atrium is a beautiful focal point within the College of Health Sciences. Students use this space to enjoy lunch, study or simply hang out with friends. Along with the waterfall and numerous outdoor patio spaces, the Atrium also offers Freshens and Starbucks. Freshens’ menu offers healthy meal options, including various wraps, salads and rice bowls.