Way to Go!

Learn about the exciting activities LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing students are involved with and their achievements.

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A “Saintsational” Nursing Student

Morgan Bourgeois, a senior II nursing student, is also a dancer for the New Orleans Saints’ Saintsations cheerleading and dance squad. A lifelong dancer, inspired by her mother – a dialysis nurse – to pursue a career in nursing, she made the Saintsations team in April 2017, and has balanced her two passions ever since. Post-graduation, she hopes to work as a pediatric nurse in New Orleans.

A female nursing student, Morgan Bourgeois, wearing her white coat and standing next to Todd Tartavoulle, Program Director for Traditional BSN Program and Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing.

Graduate Student Receives Nursing Education Award

Katherine Bass, an LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing graduate nursing student, received the prestigious Joe Ann Clark Graduate Nursing Education Award. The Louisiana State Nurses Association (LSNA) offers this award in honor of retired LSNA Executive Director Joe Ann Clark’s exemplification of the highest values of the nursing profession and significant contributions in nursing leadership and education. The award is designed to help nurses become nurse educators in academic environments. Financial arrangements for the award are managed through the Louisiana Nurses Foundation and the Fresenius Kabi/American Nurses Foundation Scholarship.

Congratulations, 2020 SGA Executive Board

The School of Nursing’s Student Government Association 2020 newly elected executive board members include:

  • Vice President Christina Hebert
  • Social VP Madison O’Grodnick
  • Social VP Alexis Thibodeaux
  • Historian Ne’Ja Sanders
  • Parliamentarian Claire Wingerter

Two BSN Students Earn APNA Award

Mark Lanpher and Sara Wilkerson, both BSN students, earned the 2019 American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Louisiana Chapter scholarship, allowing them to attend the APNA 33rd Annual Conference in New Orleans in October 2019. Both recipients intend to pursue a career in psychiatric/mental health nursing.

Nursing Students from Senior II Presented Their Change Project Posters on November 14

Nursing students posing by their poster presentations.

Nursing students posing by their poster presentations.

December 2019 Award Winners

Valedictorian
Christina Leggio, BSN

Salutatorian
Lilia Chester, BSN
Hannah Pohorelsky, BSN

Sigma Theta Tau International – Undergraduate
Ian Readeau, BSN

Sigma Theta Tau International – Graduate
Susan Lee, DNP

Student Nurses Association
Olivia LoCascio, BSN

Student Government Association
Lauren Bridevaux, BSN

LSU School of Nursing Alumni, Undergraduate
Steven Giorlando, BSN

LSU School of Nursing Alumni, Graduate
Susan Lee, DNP

Elsevier Faculty Recognition Award – Undergraduate
Brittany Blache, BSN

Writing Excellence/Faculty Recognition Award, Graduate Student
Melissa Nunn, DNP

Dolores Scheerle Award – Undergraduate
Lauren Bridevaux, BSN

Dolores Scheerle Award – Graduate
Laurie Finger, DNP

JoEllen Smith Memorial Award
Olivia LoCascio, BSN

NODNA Leadership Award
Lauren Bridevaux, BSN

Outstanding Nursing Caring Award – BSN Student
Gaylord Adams, BSN

Outstanding Nursing Caring Award –Graduate Student
Anna Burge, MSN

Outstanding Nursing Caring Award – Faculty
Jordan Ellis, MSN

Dean’s Award
Lauren Bridevaux, BSN

Magna Cum Laude
Lilia Chester
Christina Leggio
Hannah Pohorelsky

Cum Laude
Brenna Cuevas
Hayley Stant

December 2019 Graduates

Doctor of Nursing Practice
Laurie Stine Finger
Susan Elaine Lee
Melissa Ferniz Nunn

Master of Science in Nursing
Anna Caroline Edwards Burge

RN-BSN
Isabella Booher
Tabitha Rush Khidirov
Felicitas Omozelle Okhakia

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Gaylord Anthony Adams
Vanessa Louise Alfano
Haleigh Elizabeth Armstrong
Jeanne Fielding Bass
Latasha Ann Becnel
Chelsy Renee Bennett
Brittany Ann Blache
Hayley Marie Blaise
Allison Lauren Blanche
Caroline Elizabeth Boudreaux
Gina Marie Bouis
Allison Frances Braud
Marjorie Elizabeth Breda
Lauren Ashley Bridevaux
Lorenzo Bridgewater Jr.
Morgan Cassels Brown
Paige Ella Buisson
Mia Elizabeth Casanova
Kelly Christine Chaplain
Lilia Noelle Chester
Grace Kathryn Ciaston
Nicholas Jonathan Clark
Jerica Inez Cole
Myalique Sha’ron Collette
Megan Alexis Crowder
Brenna Andre Cuevas
Morgan Ann Daigle
Nicole Marie Daspit
Danielle Lynne Dean
Kolbi Christian DeJean
Alexis Marina DeSalvo
Holly Marie Dugas
Nicole Lee Dupre
Victoria Florita Durand Day
Megan Elizabeth Evans
Michelle Menesses Fanz
Anna Marie Foltz
Elise Michelle Fourchy
Greta Davis Gerstung
Steven Nicholas Giorlando
Megan Michelle Gitz
Jarett Alexander Gongora
Taylor Ann Gorman
Megan Genna Harmon
William Garrett Hartman
Taylor Pierre Hausler
Brianna Rae Hebert
Sara Kenney Heidingsfelder
Claire Andre’ Hill
John Christopher Huffman
Ashleigh Claire Hurrelbrink
Shannon Rochelle Jackson
Brooke Elizabeth Juneau
Paige Catherine Kastner
Claire Elizabeth Kingsbery
Victoria Marianna Krig
Donika Marie Lampton
Lynleigh Angelle Landry
Alexis Nicole LaVenia
Isabella Seraphine LeBlanc
Savannah Marie Leboeuf
Allison Ann Ledet
Christina Michelle Leggio
Alexandra Garland Levi
Monica Nicole Lewis
Olivia Ann LoCascio
Anna Gabriela Lopez
Garrett Scott Malbrough
Sara Elizabeth Marsilia
Marie Angelle Matirne
Adriana Arrigunaga McClure
Dylan James Melancon
Emily Lavie Mjelde
Chanie Lynn Mollere
Taylor Jordan Morvant
Adley Amanda Murphy-Mejia
Rehema Wanjira Muruthi
Victoria Maria Nielsen
Emily Ann Noggerath
Jehovahbambi Sayo Owoeye
Kristina Maria Percle
Kylee Rae Pitre
Hannah Pascal Pohorelsky
Alison Kate Rausch
Ian John Readeau
Brittany Kaye Richard
Brett Taylor Rooks
Bailey Elizabeth Schehr
Heidi Frances Schexnayder
Colleen Ann Schilling
Julia Catherine Schulze
Kayla Kari Seals
Reese Anthony Simoneaux
Jacqueline Barker Slocum
Joanna Elizabeth Smilari
Azaria Simone Smith
Keion RayLloyd Smith
Hayley Elizabeth Stant
Abby Kristine Starkovich
Jena Romaire Sterling
Christian Lee Stone
Savannah Neal Stonebreaker
Jennifer Lea Stringer
Kara Ann Terrio
Sophia Ann Tumminello
Oghenemaro Cecilia Ugbeme
Billy Micheal Wallace
Madison Agnes Waller
Alexandra Elliotte Walters
Caroline Shannon Watts
Sara Jane Weber
Emily Elizabeth Wild
Suzette Jamal Williams
Kayla Mae Willis
Christina Charlene Marie Wodajo

Fall 2019 Dean’s List

Bailey Abadie
Haleigh Adams
Matt Alexander
Mitchell Alexander
Megan Andries
Haleigh Armstrong
Alyssa Ashby
David Aul
Kelli Ann Aultman
Nathaniel Backes
Christopher Badon
Ada Bankston
Jalyn Barnes
Jeanne Bass
Adelyn Becker
Latasha Becnel
Taylor Becnel
Chelsy Bennett
Reagan Berault
Sarah Bernard
Taylor Bewers
Brittany Blache
Hope Black
Hayley Blaise
Allison Blanche
Aimee Blanchet
Rachel Bond
Gabrielle Borel
Andrew Borgel
Melissa Bosco
Elizabeth Anne Bouchie
Caroline Boudreaux
Elizabeth Bourgeois
Sarah Boustany
Joel Bradberry, Jr.
Allison Braud
Jenna Breaux
Marjorie Breda
Janae’ Brent
Madeline Brewton
Lauren Bridevaux
Hanna Bridges-Curry
Lorenzo Bridgewater, Jr.
Shelby Broussard
Morgan Brown
Barrett Bruner
Rebecca Bruno
Jamie Buckel
David Buddell
Paige Buisson
Grace Burke
Kristy Callahan
Anya Canache
Beth Linda Cantrell
Christen Carriere
Victoria Haley Cashio
Alexander Castillo
Kelly Chaplain
Katlyn Chapman
Nicole Chedville
Wan-Hsuan Chen
Lilia Chester
Hannah Choppin
Alexis Church
Grace Ciaston
Nicholas Clark
Elizabeth Callie Clement
Katie Clingan
Remi Coco
Myalique Collette
Julie Colosino
Tiffany Cossich
Caroline Cottingham
Nicole Sydni Cowan
Megan Crowder
Brenna Cuevas
Morgan Daigle
Alyssa Bailey Daly
Ai Hau Dang
Nicole Daspit
Claire Davis
Danielle Dean
Morgan Dehnert
Brooke Deichmann
Kolbi DeJean
Alexis DeSalvo
Jessica Dismukes
Joe Dorame
Kelsey Doucet
Lauren Dozier
Madeline Drago
Bailey Dufrene
Holly Dugas
Courtney Duhe
Jenna Duhe
Nicole Dupre
Victoria Durand Day
Jaylyn Edison
Colleen Eisenbraun
Rebecca Ellzey
Kelly Engolia
Camryn Faucheaux
Dacia Fernandez
Sarah Finken
Marie Anna Foltz
Elise Fourchy
Robert Fusilier
Victoria Gabriel
Alexandra Gaffney
Emily Gathman
Greta Gerstung
Mallory Gill
Corey Gilpin
Steven Giorlando
Megan Gitz
Sarah Giustiniano
Taylor Gorman
Angelis Gray
Cody Gulizo
Ashley Gurba
Audrey Gurnik
Hannah Hakenjos
Cydni Haley
Autumn Hamm
Sydney Hansen
Annie Harding
Megan Harmon
William Hartman
Blake Hassinger
Taylor Hausler
Cayla Hebert
Sara Heidingsfelder
Eleni Hellmers
Margaret Hermann
Daniela Hernandez Oliveros
Rebecca Hicks
Claire Hill
John Huffman
Callie Hunt
Ashleigh Hurrelbrink
Shannon Jackson
Kiersten Jeanne
Amanda Johnston
Camryn Jolly
Kayla Jones
Brooke Juneau
Nicole Kaebisch
Paige Kastner
Mary Keller
Alexis Keppel
Bailey King
Claire Kingsbery
Victoria Krig
Juliana Kuntz
Matthew Lacoste
Donika Lampton
Anna Landry
Lynleigh Landry
Alexis LaVenia
Annabelle Laville
Isabella LeBlanc
Savannah Leboeuf
Allison Ledet
Christina Leggio
Alexandra Levi
Monica Lewis
Olivia LoCascio
Olivia Loisel
Ana Lopez
Anna Lopez
Olivia Lorio
Charles Loupe
Garrett Malbrough
Ava Maraldo
Madeleine Marchand
Molly Marks
Sara Marsilia
Ava Martin
Marie Matirne
Madelyn Matute
Adriana McClure
Elle McCracken
Madison Meyer
Margaret Meyers
Tyler Michel
Ellie Millar
Rachel Millet
Emily Mjelde
Brandi Mobley
Kelsey Moffett
Chanie Mollere
Jeremy Moniz
Fernanda Morales
Brianna Morrison
Taylor Morvant
Rehema Muruthi
Mia Mutz
Mallory Navarro
Lyndsay Nguyen
Victoria Nielsen
Emily Noggerath
Catherine Norris
Kelsie Oestriecher
Madison Ott
Jehovahbambi Owoeye
Amanda Parenti
Rachel Pendleton
Kristina Percle
Amanda Pisciotta
Collette Pitre
Kylee Pitre
Noah Pizzuto
Hannah Pohorelsky
Zachary Price
Emma Rabensteiner
Ian Readeau
Brittany Richard
Madeleine Richard
Kristina Rigterink
Caroline Rodrigue
Camille Rozas
Maureen Russo
Ne’Ja Sanders
Lelia Saucier
Bailey Schehr
Heidi Schexnayder
Colleen Schilling
Julia Schulze
Kayla Seals
Hayley Seidel
Reid Sellars
Alexandra Sensenbrenner
Reese Simoneaux
Jacqueline Slocum
Azaria Smith
Caitlin Smith
Keion Smith
Elizabeth Socha
Marui Soomro
Gabrielle Sperber
Daniel Spring
Aleia St. Germain
Sadie Stanchec
Hayley Stant
Abby Starkovich
Jena Sterling
Christian Stone
Savannah Stonebreaker
Shelby Story
Parker Sulik
Courtney Sulli
Shelby Tassin
Kara Terrio
Taylor Thompson
Shannon Toepfer
Leah Traverse
Katherine Treuting
Olivia Trosclair
John Tsai
Taylor Tucker
Sophia Tumminello
Oghenemaro Ugbeme
Jessica Vieytes Vera
Catherine Voisin
Leigh Volpe
Billy Wallace
Madison Waller
Farryn Wallow
Alexandra Walters
Caroline Watts
Sara Weber
Cayleigh Weiymann
Tiffany West
Emily Wild
Suzette Williams
Kayla Willis
Claire Wingerter
Katherine Winsberg
Christina Wodajo
Julianne Yaeger

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