Student News

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

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Students Attend National Student Nurses’ Association Convention

Accompanied by faculty advisor Elizabeth Hopkins, MSN, RN, Instructor of Clinical Nursing, 15 LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing Student Nurses Association (SNA) members attended the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) Annual Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. Attendees included:

  • Luke Daniels, School of Nursing SNA President
  • Colin Nipper-Stevenson, SNA Vice President
  • Jamie Eschette, SNA Guest Speaker Coordinator
  • Hailey Danna Schmalz, SNA Community Service Coordinator
  • Bradley “Joe” Poret, SNA Community Service Coordinator
  • Kalli Bayer
  • Dacia Coleman
  • Jaden Folse
  • Chassidy Fonteno
  • Allison Kolb
  • Tina Mezquita
  • Katherine “Katie” Oeland
  • Taytem Reeves
  • Katherine Triche
  • Trina Williams

Students participated in a variety of sessions covering National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) preparation, how to set up an American Red Cross shelter after a disaster, professionalism in practice, dealing with trauma, membership in professional organizations and pursuing certifications. Hopkins attended a variety of faculty workshops on diversity, equity and inclusion, Nex-Gen NCLEX, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, active learning strategies and vaccinations.

At the convention, Daniels and Hopkins were honored to accept the Stellar School Award on behalf of the School of Nursing, which reflects five years of activities by the chapter and support and recognition from the school. Our School of Nursing has received this award every cycle.

Fifteen School of Nursing students attended the NSNA Convention. Back row, L-R: Joe Poret, Chassidy Fontenot, Allie Kolb, Luke Daniels, Colin Nipper-Stevenson, Jaden Folse, Dacia Coleman, Hailey Schmalz, Taytem Reeves, Katie Oeland Front row L-R: Trina Williams, Jamie Eschette, Katherine Triche, Kalli Bayer, Tina Mezquita, Elizabeth Hopkins, MS, RN, Instructor of Clinical Nursing.
Luke Daniels and Elizabeth Hopkins accept the Stellar School Award.
School of Nursing students pose with 1969 LSU alumna Florence “Flo” Huey during a delegate session.

SNA Elects New Executive Officers

Congratulations to the School of Nursing SNA’s newest executive officers! They are:

  • President: Colin Nipper-Stevenson
  • Vice President: Jaden Folse
  • Secretary: Rylie Brown
  • Community Service Coordinator: Melanie Fradella
  • Community Service Coordinator: Kent Cheramie
  • Community Service Coordinator: Lendelle Cannon
  • Community Service Coordinator: Todd Dupre
  • Breakthrough to Nursing Coordinator: Kalli Bayer
  • Guest Speaker Coordinator: Taylor Yuratich
  • Historian: Macie Matherne

DNP Students Excel in Student Design Challenge

The Student Design Challenge at the 2022 International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction in New Orleans invited students from five schools – two architecture schools, a construction school, an engineering school and a nursing school – to participate in a challenge that involved planning a health care facility in 48 hours. Four Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students from the School of Nursing participated in March 2022, split into teams with the other schools’ students: Jared Batiste, Raymond Gasser, Kelly Walker and Delia Young.

Delia Young, Jared Batiste, Kelly Walker and Raymond Gasser competed in the Student Design Challenge at the 2022 International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction.

This year’s project was to design a clinic space in the Warehouse District that included primary care, urgent care, academic teaching space for multiple disciplines and add-on options such as a wellness center, a medical home for people experiencing homelessness and telehealth spaces. After 48 hours, the students presented their final plans to conference attendees and were judged by a panel of national experts. Batiste was on the winning team and Young’s team was the runner up.

Nursing Student Accepted Into Veterans Affairs Scholarship Program

BSN student Alexandria TaylorBSN student Alexandria Taylor has been accepted into the VA Learning Opportunities Residency (VALOR) Program, which gives outstanding registered nursing students the opportunity to develop their skills at a VA-approved health care facility. Learning opportunities include didactic or classroom experiences, competency-based clinical practice with a qualified RN preceptor and participation in nursing-focused clinical conferences.

Congratulations, Class of 2021 December Graduates

Post-Master’s, Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner
Kryshonda Garner Alleyne
Jerilyn Latoya Frazier
Amber L. Lambert

Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Educator
Jessica Teeter 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bailey Celeste Abadie
Hannah Elizabeth Abney
Ahoefa Akuvi Agbobli
Sarah Ashley Agnello
Adriane Allridge
Hannah Laken Beebe
Gabrielle Noelle Bezett
Hailey Brooke Biggs
Cassidy Valera Blair
Bailey Ann Boten
Emily Kathryn Boudreaux
Olivia Lee Bourgeois
Emily Wynn Branscome
Jenna Theresa Breaux
Rain Damla Breedlove
Jennetter Jessica Brown
Johana Carolina Caballero
Victoria Nicole Campo
Kristen Hadley Cavet
Katie Mae Champagne
Wan-Hsuan Chen
Morgan Ashley Chiasson
Alexis Nicole Church
Julie Ellen Colosino
Tiffany Mae Cossich
Elizabeth Madelyn Crain
Gentry Lynn Crain
Shea Dawn Creppel
Baily Elizabeth Daberkow
Areille Hiroko Daniel
Rossana Marleny Deleon
Tre Andre Dorsey
Kaitlyn Jo-Frances Doyle
Dominique Angelle Drago
Shelby Simoneaux Duplantis
Nathan Alexander Farley
John Walter Follette
Shelby Katlynne Funck
Michael Gallagher Jr.
Amelia-Ann Mildred Gillio
Joseph Paul Guillie
Alyssa Marie Guillot
Cody Mikel Gulizo
Emily Elizabeth Hamilton
Annie Pitt Harding
Kimberly Renee Hayward
Christina Hebert
Elizabeth Megan Heirsch
Kacy Marie Hemelt
Tam Ngoc Huynh
Marissa Ahkel Jackson
Caroline Alexandra Jeandron
Camryn Martha Jolly
Alexis Grace Keppel
Brittany Michelle Kestler
Deborah Dinoska Lagos
Hannah Nicole Lasalle
Jeanne Andre Lassere
Emily Catherine Lavin
Sydney Elizabeth Lentz
Katie Lyn LeRouge
Madelyn Louise Leslie
Martha Mada Ling
Jacob Edward Little
Lauren Elizabeth Lombas
Kennedy Laine Louviere
Savanah Marie Macaluso
Kaitlyn Rae Mcauliffe
Jennifer Alisa McDaniel
Mason Joseph Messina
Emery Ann Miller
Abigail Jo Mmahat
Kelsey Amber Moffett
Brittany Rose Monk
Porscha Danae Moore
Lyndsey Nicole Myers
Lyndsay Nguyen
Max William Oertling
Kelsie Nicole Oestriecher
Toni Marie Orgeron
Kelly Ann Ortego
Carly Ann Perez
Courtney Elizabeth Perrin
Myiesha Peters
Denisha Tiarra Pittman
Noah Paul Pizzuto
Ava Catherine Politz
Ashleigh Claire Ponseti
Kaitlyn Ann Popich
Lillian Heather Preston
Barrett Jane Remy
Nadia Navorina Restreppo
Amanda Wingrove Richard
Nathan Ryan Roberts
Elizabeth Caravella Rosenthal
Gabrielle Carmen Russell
Shelbi Cheyanne Schaff
Erin Barrilleaux Schmit
Tiffany Michelle Shrieves
Madelyn Rose Sigler
Cameron Lee Small
Joseph Lawrence Smith
Sharenda Denise Spidle
Aleia Renee St. Germain
Cassidy Nicole St. Romain
Katelyn Ann Stanich
Kayla Monique Tanner
Mary Cappie Tavary
Alexis Elizabeth Thibodeaux
Emory Aulds Tonore
Amanda Lynn Tran
Katherine Elizabeth Treuting
Olivia Claire Trosclair
Ana Pilar Valladares
Hannah Kay Vancalsem
Emily Elizabeth Virgets
Emma Jane Walsh
Britley Dru Wells
Tiffany Helene West
Sydney French Wittman

Summa Cum Laude
Alexis Church, BSN 

Magna Cum Laude
Wan-Hsuan Chen, BSN
Lyndsay Nguyen, BSN
Aleia St. Germain, BSN 

Cum Laude
Jenna Breaux, BSN
Tiffany Cossich, BSN
Camryn Jolly, BSN
Alexis Keppel, BSN
Tiffany West, BSN

Congratulations to All December 2021 Award Recipients!

Alexis Church, BSN

Aleia St. Germain, BSN 

Sigma Theta Tau International – Undergraduate
Nathan Roberts, BSN

Sigma Theta Tau International – Graduate
Kryshonda Alleyne, DNP, RN

Peer Mentor Award
Bailey Abadie, BSN
Bailey Boten, BSN
Alyssa Guillot, BSN
Emily Hamilton, BSN
Christina Hebert, BSN
Camryn Jolly, BSN
Nathan Roberts, BSN
Kayla Tanner, BSN
Alexis Thibodeaux, BSN
Hannah Vancalsem, BSN
Tiffany West, BSN

Student Nurses Association
Christina Hebert, BSN

Student Government Association
Alexis Thibodeaux, BSN

LSU School of Nursing Alumni, Undergraduate
Kaitlyn Doyle, BSN

LSU School of Nursing Alumni, Graduate
Jerilyn Frazier, DNP, RN

Elsevier Faculty Recognition Award – Undergraduate
Christina Hebert, BSN

Dolores Scheerle Award – Undergraduate
Camryn Jolly, BSN

Dolores Scheerle Award – Graduate
Chariz Montminy, MSN, RN

Writing Excellence Award, FA Davis – Graduate
Amber Lambert, DNP, RN

JoEllen Smith Memorial Award – Undergraduate
Kaitlyn Mcauliffe, BSN

NODNA Leadership Award – Undergraduate
Tiffany West, BSN

Outstanding Nursing Caring Award-BSN Student
Christina Hebert, BSN

Outstanding Nursing Caring Award-Graduate Student
Katherine Bass, MSN, RN

Outstanding Nursing Caring Award-Faculty
Aimme McCauley, DNP, RN

Dean’s Award
Tiffany West, BSN

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