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"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.

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.

October 2015 has been an amazing month for the Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing. Three prestigious and highly competitive awards have been bestowed on our DNP students, reflecting the stellar work of our students, faculty, staff, and students. Please join us in congratulating the recipients of these awards. 

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

The School of Nursing is proud to announce and congratulate Associate Professor Laurie Anne Ferguson DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-C, CPNP for being inducted into the 2015 Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners!  The Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners selected 70 nurse practitioner leaders from across the United States.  The new inductees joined the ranks of approximately 450 fellows across the nation and were honored Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the AANP National Conference at the Hilton Riverside New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Warren Hebert is an accomplished CEO for the Homecare Association of Louisiana with a passion for improving health care. As a board member of Famlies Helping Families of Acadiana, the Louisiana Rural Health Association and the Advocacy Center in Louisiana, Hebert has continued his efforts to improve the lives of those in Louisiana while extending his educational research to other cultures. His research into Tibetan's attitudes towards death and dying earned him an invitation to give the keynote address at the Transcultural Nursing Society in April, 2015.


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