Born in 1905, in Toadvine, Jefferson County, Ida Vines Moffett was a lifelong champion of compassionate care. Always dressed in her traditional white uniform, she advocated constant contact with patients through gentle words and a comforting physical touch. She helped gain state accreditation for Alabama’s first four-year collegiate nursing program at Tuskegee University and worked for equal treatment for African American nurses. Samford University’s Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing stands as a lasting symbol of her dedication to the field.

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Encyclopedia of Alabama

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