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Nursing Professor Gwen George recently received confirmation that her research on comprehensive literature search in regards to answering clinical questions will be published by Dove Medical Press.

The works focuses on the step by step process of completing a comprehensive literature search when focused on a clinical question. Locating pertinent literature, the multiple characteristics of citation databases and how to use them, as well as how to manage the citations located are included.

Kudos to Dr. George!

Dr. Kim Brannagan and Dr. Mary Oriol published an article titled “A Model for Orientation and Mentoring of Online Adjunct Faculty in Nursing” in March-April 2014 issue of Nursing Education Perspectives. The trend of utilizing adjunct faculty to meet faculty needs in schools of nursing has increased over the last 30 years, particularly within online programs. Although adjunct faculty usually offer a high level of expertise in a particular area of nursing, they often lack teaching experience and in-depth knowledge of program and university protocols, philosophies, and procedures.

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.”

Nursing Professor Kim Brannagan recently attended the 24th  Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference (March 26-28,2014) where the industry’s leaders gathered to discuss the most successful health promotion programs in the workplace, clinical, educational and community settings.


Dr. Lisa Linville, Assistant Professor, will present “BioEthics at the Very End of Life, Days to Hours” at the Sigma Theta Tau International, Epsilon Nu Chapter, Refocus, Revitalize, & Reenergize Nursing Practice through Scholarship - Dr. Linda Corson Jones Scholarship Day on April 25, 2014.  Dr. Linville has also been invited to participate in the panel discussion following her presentation.

The full-day event is being held at the East Jefferson General Hospital on April 25, 3014, beginning at 8:30. The objectives of the conference include:

Lisa Russo Authement, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, a Doctorate of Nursing Practice student in the Loyola University School of Nursing, has been awarded the American Association of Nurse Practitioner’s $2,500 Take Care Health Promotion, supported by a generous donation from Walgreen’s Take Care Health Systems.  Ms.

James Foley, a 2013 graduate of the HCSM MSN Program recently joined LSU Health Science Center School of Nursing as an instructor in their BSN program.  James has worked in Long-term acute care, home health, and most recently at Ochsner Main Campus in the Cardio-Thoracic Step down unit. He is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and holds the position of Vice President for XI Psi chapter. As an active member of the community,  he is a member of the Knights of Columbus Council in Terrytown and served as past Grand Knight for 2 years consecutively.

Dr. Laurie Anne Ferguson, Associate Professor of Nursing, published a manuscript on autoimmune hepatitis in the first issue of the 2014 Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  She is also an integral part of a five-year, innovative colorectal cancer study funded by a $1.3 million grant from the American Cancer Society. She is part of a team studying how people understand basic health information and services, and how that understanding—or lack of understanding—relates to patients getting screened for colorectal cancer.

In November 2013, Diane Scott was asked to speak at the United Nation's Division for Public Administration and Development Management United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs on the measurement, application and assessment of "Happiness at Work" .  She is currently a partner at the iOpener Institute of People and Performance, based in Oxford, UK where her company researches and applies the science of happiness at work with organizations throughout the world.  Her Loyola courses include Nursing Financial Resources I & II.  Workplace Happiness and Healthcare Finance- may se


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