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Antiqua Smart DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PHNA-BC, a full-time assistant professor in the School of Nursing, was recently selected as a member of the inaugural National Organization of Nurse Practitioners Faculties (NONPF) Telehealth Committee. The NONPF Telehealth Committee provides national recommendations on telehealth education for nurse practitioner faculty members and nurse practitioner students.

Dallas Lawry, DNP student, was acknowledged in the October 2020  American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s GNSA bulletin as an “Emerging Leader.” Dallas has been active in student governance at Loyola and a leader in Loyola University New Orleans, School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. Dallas has helped organize and participated in medical mission trips with Louisiana-Himalaya Association, and worked to get other Loyola graduate students involved in a mission trip.

Dr. Melissa LeBrun published her children's book, "Caleb and Mr. Billy BandAid Go For A Check-up." Dr. LeBrun is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, and a Loyola University New Orleans Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner alumna. All proceeds from her book sales are going back to local children's hospitals.

The book can be found on Amazon here

The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) inducted its 2018 cohort of Fellows in November. Loyola’s own Dr. Warren Hebert is among the new AAN Fellows. A three-time Loyola alumnus, Dr. Hebert joined the Wolfpack as an Assistant Professor in 2016. Warren teaches nursing on all three levels, including classes in leadership, health policy, health systems innovation, scientific writing, and community-based care. Dr. Hebert has worked in the home health field since 1985. 

RWJBaranabas Health awarded Post-Master's to Doctor of Nursing Practice student, Mary "Megan" Allen with the New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements Award for her contributions to the organization. She was also honored with a scholarship from the medical and dental staff towards her continued studies in the DNP program.

Congratulations to Ms. Allen for her achievements and continued excellence in her studies in the DNP program!

Nightingale Awards

The Nightingale Award is presented to the students in each program who not only excels academically, but also demonstrates the values and dedicaton to the nursing profession espoused by Florence Nightingale. This award recognizes excellence in service to the community and to the profession as a whole.

BSN-DNP: Jessica Volz

MSN-DNP: Ellen Carlos

Nursing Leadership: Tammy VanderWoude

BSN: Ann Graham

Congratulation to Claire Mooney, DNP '18 and MSN '13 alumna, for her appointment as President and CEO of Jennersville Hospital in Pennsylvania. Prior to her permanent appointment, Dr. Mooney served as interim President and CEO since November 19, 2018, and before that she served as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Jennersville Hospital's press release can be found here.

Congratulations to MSN alumna and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree student Lisa Ter Harr-Rushing. She has been nominated for the 2018 Spirit of Leadership award. These awards have acknowledged employees, leaders, physicians, and teams who demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities and make tremendous contributions to their profession. This award is an Ochsner Health System award. Her nomination comes from over 25,000 employees and Lisa is one of 355 nominees.

The Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) have selected Dr. Jennifer Wright, Chief Nursing Officer of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and DNP alumna, as a 2019 Fellow. She joins a group of leaders whose scholarly and forward thinking contributions have led to meaningful improvements to healthcare and the Nurse Practitioner role. The purpose of the AANP Fellows is to impact national and global health by engaging recognized nurse practitioner’s to lead new initiatives and support the AANP mission.

Congratulations to Brent Bencel, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC on his recent publication in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP)!


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