Samford's Ida V. Moffett
School of Nursing Receives CCNE Accreditation for Bachelor's,
Samford's Ida V. Moffett School
of Nursing has received accreditation from the Commission on
Collegiate Nursing Education for its baccalaureate and master's
The accreditation, which will be in effect for five years, is
the result of an extensive evaluation by the CCNE national accrediting
agency. Established in 1996, the CCNE is an autonomous arm of
the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
According to a CCNE report, the Samford nursing school successfully
met all four accreditation standards of quality and effectiveness:
mission and governance, institutional commitment and resources,
curriculum and teaching-learning practices, and student performance
and faculty accomplishments.
"We were pleased that the evaluation included no major recommendations
for improvement," said School of Nursing Dean Marian Baur.
"This positive report acknowledges the support of our mission
and vision by the University, and the ongoing efforts of the
faculty, staff and current students."
The accreditation process, said Baur, "assures students
that certain standards are met and will be maintained in order
to offer them the best education possible."
The nursing school enrolls 162 students in the Bachelor of
Science in Nursing Program and 80 in the Master of Science
in Nursing Program. The school is a cooperative effort of
Samford and Baptist Health Systems, which provides clinical
and classroom space as well as financial support.