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Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing Samford University Birmingham, AL

American Assembly for Men in Nursing 2011 Best Nursing School for Men in Nursing Nomination Portfolio

800 Lakeshore Drive Birmingham, AL 35229 205.726-2461

July 1, 2011

American Assembly for Men in Nursing Attn: Ryan Lewis, Awards Task Force Chair PO Box 130220 Birmingham, AL 35213 Dear Mr. Lewis: I am writing to submit my nomination for the 2011 Best Nursing School for Men in Nursing award. I would like ask the Awards Task Force and Board of Directors to consider the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, for the distinction this year.

Part of the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing’s mission is to “nurture persons in preparation to practice as registered nurses at the basic and advanced practice levels through concentrated study in nursing.” As a graduate of the Masters program and current faculty member, I can attest to the dedication by which all of the faculty and staff strive to meet that mission. As a male student and faculty member, I must say that I have never at any point felt that I was not supported in my desire to advance my career as a registered nurse. Of course there is a sense of support for all nursing students, but I have noticed that the faculty and staff truly do encourage the success of the male student population. I am surrounded by daily comments like, “I really hope he will pass this next exam” or “He is really going to make a great nurse.” I am comforted by the fact that these remarks are not forced and are spoken in casual conversation, often times heard by me unbeknownst to others. In addition to the support and encouragement of the male student population, recruitment efforts have produced a male population of unmatched proportions. Recently, our Nurse Practitioner program recruited and has retained many male chiropractors who attained an accelerated nursing degree in an effort to maximize their potential in providing quality healthcare. Our Nurse Anesthesia program also includes many male students along with two male faculty members. In the undergraduate program, the President of our student nurses’ association is a male student whose male cousin recently graduated from our newly established DNP program. Two other male students serve as undergraduate representatives on the Undergraduate Student Life committee – a position which is appointed after a nomination and vote from the committee itself. I was also appointed to serve as Chair of the Undergraduate Student Life committee where I am able to provide a voice for the male population throughout the curriculum. Our awards day frequently includes male students and I was a fortunate recipient of one of the scholarships which was awarded based on the graduate faculty

Letter Cont. 2 recommendation and vote. This is but a sampling of the many supportive criteria for the award and I look forward to you and the award committee reviewing the accompanying portfolio which I think will only strengthen the support for recognition as the Best Nursing School for Men in Nursing. With the majority of students at Samford being female, in addition to the femaledominated profession, this award would only serve as a beacon for potential male applicants who are seeking acceptance and support in their endeavors to become a nurse. The Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing has given me so much more than I will ever be able to repay, but this award and the recognition that would come along with it would be one way that I can show what the program means to me and how much I appreciate everything it has done for me. Thank you very much for your valuable time and consideration,

John D. Lundeen, MSN, RN, CNE Assistant Professor and Graduate Nursing Simulation Coordinator Samford University Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing 800 Lakeshore Drive CHA #235 Birmingham, Alabama 35229 205-726-2461

Table of Contents Focus Area


About Us Accreditation


Male Enrollment


Licensure Rates


Marketing, Recruitment & PR Recruitment Cards


Web Images




Media Coverage/PR


Strategic Plan


Academics and Mentorship Curriculum




Internal and External Programs




Student Involvement


Alumni Recognition


About Us


Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing Fast Facts • • •

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Rich in tradition, the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing (IVMSON) was founded in 1922 by the Birmingham Baptist Association as a hospital based diploma program. The school was named for legendary nurse Ida V. Moffett, who exemplified leadership and commitment to patient care, the values that IVMSON still emphasizes today. Based on Mrs. Moffett's vision, four major pillars serve as the foundation for IVMSON – academic excellence, compassion, caring, and service. IVMSON was the first program in Alabama to achieve accreditation by the National League for Nursing and has remained fully accredited throughout its existence. IVMSON offers a variety of degree options—traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN); Second Degree BSN; Accelerated Second Degree BSN; Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with tracks in Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education, Nurse Management or Nurse Anesthesia; RN to MSN; and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Foundational to our academic programs are our outstanding faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and comprehensive clinical sites and resources. Over the past 89 years, more than 5,000 nurses have graduated from the school and are practicing throughout the United States and the world.


Samford University Fast Facts • • • • •

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12:1 student-to-faculty ratio Zero classes taught by graduate assistants 4,715 total enrollment (Fall 2010) Students from 47 states and 16 countries 138 undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations Samford has been ranked in the top tier of its peer group by U.S. News and World Report for more than two decades Ranked in top 100 best values among private universities by Kiplinger's Largest privately supported institution for higher learning in Alabama University Libraries hold more than 972,000 volume equivalents


IVMSON has remained fully accredited throughout its history. The School is accredited by:


IVMSON: A Decade of Accomplishments 2000-2010 • •

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IVMSON has grown by nearly 160% since 2001, making it the largest major on the Samford campus. Spring 2011 enrollment was more than 650 students. Graduates continuously score above average on national examinations. The pass rate for students taking the ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner Exam remains at 100% and the pass rate for undergraduates taking the NCLEX-RN remains above 95%. Certification pass rates for the nurse anesthesia program are consistently at or greater than 95%. Number of faculty with an earned doctorate has increased from six in 2000 to 20 in 2010 with an additional six currently enrolled in doctoral study. Graduation rates for all programs are greater than 85%. Employment rates for all degree graduates is near 100%. More than $3 million in program enhancement grants, nurse traineeships and student loans has been received by IVMSON. Opened a state-of-the-art human patient simulation center. Established a Congregational Health Program with 135 churches throughout Alabama. Developed relationships with the nursing program at UPH (Jakarta, Indonesia), Albertine School of Nursing and Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Hamburg, Germany).


Proof is in the numbers Since 2009, the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing has seen a 338% increase in the number of male students enrolled. Male Students Enrolled Per Semester 140


120 102 100 84


80 Undergrad





31 22







0 Spring 2009

Summer 2009

Fall 2009

Spring 2010

Summer 2010

Fall 2010

Spring 2011

*Undergraduate students do not take nursing courses during the summer term.


National licensure rates consistently exceed the national average. NCLEX-RN Pass Rates for All Students

100% 97%





100% 97%

94% 92% 88% 86%

Spring Fall 2005 Spring Fall 2006 Spring Fall 2007 Spring Fall 2008 Spring Fall 2009 Spring Fall 2010 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

•100% pass rate for all male first-time NCLEX attempts since Spring of 2008 •100% pass rate for students taking the ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner Exam •Certification pass rates for the nurse anesthesia program are consistently at or greater than 95%.


Marketing and Public Relations


B.S.N. Student Recruitment Card Front



Accelerated Second Degree B.S.N. Recruitment Card Front



Doctor of Nursing Practice Recruitment Card Front



Nurse Executive, D.N.P. Recruitment Card Front



Nurse Anesthesia Recruitment Card Front



Simulation Center Promotional Brochure Exterior

Interior Panels


Web Images Depicting Males in Nursing

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Additional Web Images Depicting Males in Nursing


Samford University Commencement Video News Release

Samford University News Release regarding Samford’s six commencement ceremonies featured male nursing student Ken Taylor. Click here to view the video in its entirety.


The Golden Thread Video

The Golden Thread was created as a commencement message to the class of May 2011. In the video, which replaced the traditional commencement speaker, faculty share their advice for new Moffett Nurses. Click here to view The Golden Thread


Simulation Center Video

Click here for the Simulation Center promotional video Click here for the full length Simulation Center video


News Coverage Featuring Male Students and Graduates Mother and son nursing graduates at Samford University May 14, 2011

Karen Taylor and her son, Ken Taylor, are both getting graduate degrees from the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing at Samford University


News Coverage Continued

Read the full article here


Strategic Plan for Increasing Diversity Excerpt from Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing Strategic Plan 2008-2011: Goal Statement 2: Teaching Recruit and retain highly qualified and diverse faculty and staff. Goal Statement 3: Student Enrollment, Progression and Graduation Increase the number and diversity of graduates in all degree programs. – Adopt recruitment strategies that have proven effective in recruiting a diverse population of students.


Academics, Involvement and Mentorship


Men’s Health in Curriculum: Nursing Process in Adult Health IDA V. MOFFETT SCHOOL OF NURSING SAMFORD UNIVERSITY Course Overview NURS/NUAD 383 TITLE: COURSE DESCRIPTION:




Nursing Process in Adult Health This course focuses on application of theoretical concepts of therapeutic modalities to manage adult medical surgical clients in secondary health care settings. Emphasis is placed on acute well-defined health stressors and their effect on the whole person. Students are introduced to collaborative problem solving and to research based clinical practice. Further development of skills from Foundations occurs as students provide care for individual clients. Nutritional needs and rehabilitation are integrated throughout the content 8 semester hours credit. This includes 5 hours of class/week and 9 hours of clinical/week. NURS 381 Geri Beers, EdD., MSN, RN Jennifer Steele, MSN , RN Eva Hardy, MSN, RN, CRNP Classroom and learning resource centers located on the Samford campus, and selected clinical facilities. Lecture, group discussion, small group activities, case studies, PBL, Blackboard, audiovisual materials, written assignments, conferences and clinical laboratory experiences

COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY: Unit VI Regulatory Mechanisms Assist the student in applying principles and concepts in the care and rehabilitation of clients with alterations in regulatory mechanisms. Includes clients with endocrine disorders, diabetes, male and female reproductive system disorders.


Men’s Health in Curriculum: Pathophysiology Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing SAMFORD UNIVERSITY Course Overview NURS 343 TITLE: COURSE DESCRIPTION:


Pathophysiology This course explores the disruption of homeostasis in the neonate, pediatric, and adult individual. Theoretical content stresses the pathophysiologic basis for alterations in cellular structure and function and fosters the development of critical thinking in clinical practice. 4 credits Anatomy, physiology, chemistry and microbiology. Cindy Berry, MSN, RN John Lundeen, MSN, RN, CNE Center for the Healing Arts Webct assignments, lecture, audiovisuals, and computer –assisted instruction. Upon completion of this course, the student will be prepared to: 1. Demonstrate verbally and in writing an increased awareness of pathophysiologic processes and their subsequent effects on the structure and function of the human body. 2. Synthesize pathophysiologic concepts by stating rationales for preventative and therapeutic interventions. 3. Apply concepts of pathophysiology to the clinical setting.

COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY: Unit 11: Genitourinary and Reproductive Function - This unit will cover pathophysiology associated with the male and female genitourinary systems and sexually transmitted diseases.


E-Newsletter Article Trends in Nursing

Click here to view The Pulse online


Programs Highlighting Men in Nursing The Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing is committed to educating future generations of nurses, particularly males, regarding the variety of career opportunities for nurses.

Currently, the School of Nursing is working with a local Boy Scout Explorers group to encourage nursing as a career and allow Explorers to observe medical simulations. Male faculty and nursing students are used to demonstrate current technologies and discuss the field of nursing and employment opportunities.


Faculty/Preceptor Mentorship Programs The Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing believes that it is imperative that students have the opportunity to learn from a diverse group of mentors and preceptors. Both male and female students are given the opportunity to learn from males in nursing leadership roles. • Male nurse managers are utilized regularly as preceptors to both male and female nursing students in a variety of clinical courses. • 58% of the 26 Clinical Coordinators for the IVMSON Department of Nurse Anesthesia student clinical experiences are male CRNAs. • Two of the three male Chief Nursing Officers at local hospitals are IVMSON graduates who are available to mentor our students. • A variety of our male alumni are readily available to serve as mentors for male students. This is coordinated through faculty members and clinical preceptors. • Male faculty mentor male students regarding research dissemination and professional involvement.


At IVMSON male students are integral members of leadership groups. • The President of the Samford University Association of Nursing Students (SUANS) is a male undergraduate student. Under his leadership, the student organization raised funds to send a mission group to a children’s camp in Orlando, FL. SUANS also hosted several guest speakers from local hospitals as recruitment events throughout the school year. • Participation in extra-curricular activities such as Greek life, athletics, and intramurals are completely supported and encouraged • 2 male undergraduate student nurses actively serve as student representatives on the IVMSON Undergraduate Student Life Committee, which is chaired by a male faculty member • The May 2011 class representative was a male student. His primary responsibilities included coordinating an NCLEX review course as well as assisting with the organization and planning of the class pinning ceremony prior to graduation. • Many of the Nurse Anesthesia Class Representatives are males.


Male alumni are regularly recognized for their accomplishments

2010 Courage to Care Award recipients. Not pictured: Jerry Forshee

The Courage to Care Awards were established to honor distinguished alumni who have made a significant impact on patient care. In 2010, 3 of the 20 alumni honored with this prestigious award were male.


Thank you for your consideration!

If you have any questions regarding this portfolio, please feel free to contact John Lundeen at 205-726-2461 or


“It takes courage to care, to open the heart and act with sympathy and compassion.� Ida V. Moffett

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