Barbara Moffett named CityBusiness 'Health Care Hero'
Contact: Rene Abadie
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HAMMOND -- Barbara Moffett, head of the Southeastern Louisiana University School of Nursing, was named one of the New Orleans CityBusiness Health Care Heroes for 2008.
The recognition event cited 50 different professionals in various health care fields for excellence in their profession.
Moffett was recognized in the "Professional Category" for her role as administrator of the Southeastern nursing program, which has been designated the best nursing school in Louisiana three times in the last six years by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation. She has served as director of the school since 2001 and was recognized with the foundation's Nightingale Award in 2003 for teaching excellence.
With approximately 1,700 majors in the program, Southeastern graduates approximately 150 undergraduates and 15 master’s level nurses each year. The program consistently records one of the highest passage rates in the state for baccalaureate programs on the national licensure examination for registered nurses.