Barbara Moffett named to Nursing Hall of Fame
Contact: Rene Abadie
Click on thumbnail for high resolution photo
HAMMOND – Barbara Moffett, former professor of nursing and interim dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Southeastern Louisiana University, has been named to the Louisiana Nurses Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Louisiana State Nurses Association and the Louisiana Nurses Foundation and recognizes lifetime achievements of nurses in the state of Louisiana. Moffett, who has retired from her positions at Southeastern, was nominated by fellow members of the School of Nursing and university President John L. Crain.
A resident of Baton Rouge, Moffett joined the Southeastern School of Nursing as a member of the faculty in 1976 and in 2001 was named director. During her tenure as director, Southeastern’s program was recognized three times with the Nightingale Award by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation (LNF) as the Nursing Program of the Year.
Over the years, Moffett earned a number of honors, including LNF’s Nurse Educator of the Year in 2003, the Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Nurse of the Year Award by the Tangipahoa District Nurses Association. In 2004, she was cited as a New Orleans CityBusiness Woman of the Year in recognition of her accomplishments in nursing education and administration.