Dr. Laurie Anne Ferguson received notification in December 2014 that she has been selected as a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academies of Practice. “Distinguished Fellows shall require nomination by self or colleague; application, review and recommendation by the Academy of their profession; and a majority vote of the members of the NAP Council. Nominees shall be individuals who have an exemplary career of ten years or more, and are committed to interprofessional practice and accessible, affordable healthcare for all.
Warren Hebert, a graduate of our MSN program and now a DNP student has published the attached article titled "Interdisciplinary Team Competencies in Engaging Family Caregivers in The Journal of the Louisiana-Mississippi Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Warren put together a group of healthcare and end of life professionals who will spend 14 days in the Tibetan communities in exile in northern India. There we will observe aging, family caregiving- (tying in my capstone), end of life care, and Tibetan traditions around death and dying.
Dr. Linville and her colleagues conducted a mixed-methods study to enhance understanding of nurses’ clinical reasoning in recognizing delirium in the hospitalized older adult. Congratulations to Dr. Linville and her colleagues on this very impressive research.
Rice, K. L., Bennett, M. J., Clesi, T., & Linville, L. (2014). Mixed-methods approach to understanding nurses’ clinical reasoning in recognizing delirium in hospitalized older adults. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(3), 136-148. DOI: 10.3928/00220124-20140219-02
Dr. Katharine (Kate) Rocklein (Froede), a 2014 graduate of the DNP program, has accepted a tenure-track nursing faculty position with University of North Carolina (Pembroke). At the same time, Kate has been accepted to and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing Science) program at Rush University. Kate’s scholarly work for her DNP program provided the first nurse-driven academic study of practice-based evidence and curricular advancement for U.S. Army Special Operations Forces medics.
Loyola University New Orleans School Nursing Associate Professor Patricia Pearce, MPH, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FANP was inducted into the National Academies of Practice (NAP) at a Gala Membership Banquet on April 5, 2014. The festivities were held in Alexandra, VA as Associate Professor Pearce was welcomed as a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow Member.
Dr. Mary Oriol was the keynote speaker on the topic of Leadership at the “The Future of Nursing in Southeast Louisiana” forum hosted by the Louisiana Action Coalition in Kenner, LA on April 16, 2014.
Candace Coggins, a current student of Loyola University New Orleans' DNP program, recently “Adherence Monitoring with Chronic Opioid Therapy for Persistent Pain: a Biopsychosocial-Spiritual Approach to Mitigate Risk.”