Gwendolyn George is one of Loyola's faculty advisors for graduate and doctoral Nursing students. She ensures that the Loyola University School of Nursing is compliant with the Board of Nursing in all fifty states. She also teaches courses and mentors doctoral students to complete their scholarly projects. Dr. George served as Program Coordinator for the DNP and MSN programs at Loyola from 2003-2015, overseeing curriculum development, accreditation, faculty development, program admissions, and marketing.
Her accomplishments during her time at Loyola include:
- Developing the first Doctor of Nursing Practice degree Program (both Post-MSN to DNP and Post-BSN to DNP) in the state of Louisiana and first in a Jesuit Catholic University from Florida to Arizona (2009-10)
- Directing successful initial accreditation of both DNP tracks before the first cohort’s graduation in 2012
- Co-authoring Advanced Education for Nursing from USPHS to support the development of the Doctor for Nursing Practice Program with Dr. Ann Cary, PI Funded 1.4 million over 3 yrs
- Nominated and Awarded the Nightingale Award for Nursing School Administrator of the Year in the State of Louisiana (2013)
- Awarded the first Faculty Daisy Award (2011)
DNP, University of TN HSC; MSN, NW State University of LA; BSN, Loyola University New Orleans; RN, Charity Hospital SON