A Message from Our Dean

Excellence is a continuous journey. We’re proud of our reputation for leadership in nursing education and remain dedicated to staying the course.

Dr. Demetrius Porche, Dean of the LSU Health School of Nursing

Demetrius Porche, DNS, PhD, PCC, ANEF, FACHE, FAANP, FAAN, Dean and Helen A. and James B. Dunn Professor

At LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing, we are committed to delivering exceptional nursing education at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels, and we are continually innovating and expanding to help current and future nursing professionals develop the knowledge and skills they need to excel in their careers. We believe that excellence is a continual journey of personal and professional pursuit.

We are pleased to announce that we have been named a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence once again, and that we have achieved maximum accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists, as well as top rankings from the Nursing Schools Almanac and RNCareers.org. The sixth annual LSU Day at the Capitol was a huge success, and state legislators presented us with a resolution commending our outstanding work in advancing health care practices and nursing education.

Leading the way in evidence-based practice, our first cohort has completed their fellowships with the Joanna Briggs Institute, and a second cohort has started. Many of our faculty and doctoral students are engaging in research and developing programs that help us respond better to disasters, build stronger community relationships, improve treatment of sexual assault victims and more.

Looking toward 2020, we will soon be releasing a new strategic map, while we prepare for a comprehensive review of our programs based on the soon-to-be released revision of the AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate, Master’s and Doctoral Education.

Thank you to all the faculty, alumni and supporters who have contributed to our success, especially retiring faculty members Rose Schaubhut, Antoinette Cascio and Laura Tarcza. Without your tireless efforts, we would not be able to make such a tremendous impact in New Orleans, across the state of Louisiana and beyond.

Demetrius J. Porche, DNS, PhD, PCC, ANEF, FACHE, FAANP, FAAN
Dean and Helen A. & James B. Dunn Professor
Louisiana State University Health – New Orleans School of Nursing

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