Lori  Harrison
Assistant Professor
Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing
1561B CHS Building 1

Lori Harrison’s professional nursing career includes positions in a variety of settings, but it was maternal newborn nursing that she discovered was her love. After receiving her master’s in nursing education from Auburn University, she was eager for the opportunity to return to Samford as a full-time faculty member.  She loves watching students grow and become confident as not only nurses, but personally as well.  Harrison has always believed nursing is a holistic form of patient care. She relies on her faith and strives to follow her favorite Bible verse: “But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God” Acts 20:24.  When she is not teaching, Harrison loves to spend time with her husband and two daughters.

Degrees and Certifications

  • MSN, Auburn University
  • Graduate Certificate in College/University Teaching, Auburn University
  • BSN, Samford University 


  • Maternal/newborn nursing
  • High risk neonatal care
  • Missions nursing

Awards and Honors

  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Blue Jean Ball Scholarship, 2012


  • American Nurses Association, Alabama State Nurses Association 
  • Alabama League for Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau, vice president, Gamma Eta Chapter
  • Association of Women's Health Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses
  • Church of the Highlands, Dream Team member and small group leader