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      The American Academy of Nursing will induct the 2018 of Fellows during its annual policy conference, October 31st to November 3rd. Loyola faculty member Dr. Warren Hebert, three time graduate of Loyola School of Nursing and an assistant professor over the past two years, will be inducted with the new cohort of Fellows. Dr. Hebert joined the faculty in 2016, teaches on all three levels, and focuses on leadership, health policy and community-based care.

 

Doctor of Nursing Practice graduate (Loyola University New Orleans, School of Nursing; 2017) Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP,  was elected as President of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in this month’s national election.  AANP represents membership of 85,000 nurse practitioners in the US and US territories. 

Dr. Angela Richard-Eaglin, a 2015 graduate of the DNP Program, will join Duke University School of Nursing's (DUSON) faculty and will lead their VA Nursing Academic Partnership in Graduate Education Program. In this role, she will be responsible for veteran centric content and clinical education within the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP master's program. Dr. Richard-Eaglin will be a member of DUSON's Healthcare in Adult Populations Division.
 
Our sincere congratulations and best wishes go out to Dr. Richard-Eaglin.

BSN-DNP student Melody Eschete has been announced as the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners (LANP) Nurse Practitioner Student of the Year. This award is given to one LANP student member for her or his outstanding character, school performance, leadership, and interpersonal skills. It is the second year in a row that a Loyola University New Orleans student was awarded this honor.

"Loyola's DNP program is a rigorous program designed to prepare students to enter into their desired specialty and function in a doctoral capacity. The program is intense. Upon completing the program, students are prepared to fulfill the college's motto: ‘Every nurse a leader!' "

The School of Nursing celebrates the Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana induction held on October 10, 2016, at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner, La.  We congratulate Loyola inductees: Interim Director of the School of Nursing Dr. Laurie Anne Ferguson; recent Doctor of Nursing Practice graduate Roxane Decell (DNP ’16); Post-Baccalaureate to DNP Student Bryan Camus (DNP ’19); and current Doctor of Nursing Practice Student Cindy Esmail (DNP ’17).

"Loyola is one of the best universities for obtaining an advanced degree, and the faculty and staff work well with the students and demand the best from students.  Recognizing that many students who go back for advanced degrees are not traditional students, the faculty and staff have made the program such that with some sacrifices on the students' part, obtaining the degree is extremely possible.  Being an all-online program, I was concerned that communication between instructors and students would not be to the level I need ...

JoAnn Otts, MSN, RN, a graduate of Loyola's MSN-Health Care Systems Management program and a current student in Loyola's Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program, recently led a webinar with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Graduate Nursing Leadership Council.

The School of Nursing presents awards to the top students in each of its programs who have consistently demonstrated a scholarly approach to their coursework and who are especially respected by faculty and students alike for excellence in academic achievement.

Karen Wyble was named as Chief Executive Officer at St. Martin Hospital in Lafayette, LA.  Ms.

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