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.
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.
JoAnn Otts, MSN, RN (Sedona, AZ), a Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice student was selected from a national cohort of students from over 400 schools to serve as one of six doctoral student representatives for a two-year term of the national Leadership Council of the Graduate Student Academy (GSNA). She will be involved in strategic planning to support the graduate students in nursing from across the country. Ms.