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School of Nursing

Interim Dean

Jennifer Beck, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E.

The School of Nursing offers the following programs: traditional Associate of Science in Nursing; accelerated Associate of Science in Nursing; LPN-RN Transition; RN-BSN; Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia; and Master of Science in Nursing, with two tracks education or administration. All School of Nursing programs leading to licensure are approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN), 17373 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810, (225) 755-7500. All programs in the School of Nursing are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Ste. 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000. The Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia Program also is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068, (847) 692-7050.

Students enrolled in a distributed learning program offered through the School of Nursing must adhere to the same curricular guidelines as those enrolled in traditional on-campus programs as presented in this catalog.


Aimee Badeaux, M.S.N.A., C.R.N.A. - Instructor
Yvonne Bahlinger, M.H.S., C.R.N.A. Instructor, MSNA Program Clinical Director
Rebekah Bergeron, M.S.N., R.N. - Instructor
Wenona Bell, M.S.N., R.N. - Instructor
Scelitta Bond, M.N., R.N. - Associate Professor
Lindsay Bratton-Mullins, Ph.D., R.N., F.N.P.-C. - Instructor
Carolyn Buancore, M.N., R.N., C.N.E. - Assistant Professor, LPN-RN Transition Program Director
Suzanne Carpenter, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E. - Associate Professor
Karen Clark, M.S.N., R.N. - Instructor
LaTonya Dorsey, M.N., R.N. - Assistant Professor
Keeley Dupuy, M.S.N., R.N. - Assistant Professor
Fayron Epps, M.S.N., R.N. - Instructor
Jana Gautreaux, M.N., R.N., C.N.A.A. - Assistant Professor
Stazel Guerin, M.S.N., R.N. - Assistant Professor
Carla Harmon, M.S.N., R.N. - Assistant Professor
Joanne Hebert, M.S.N., R.N., C.N.E. - Instructor
Edna Hull, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E. Associate Professor, Director, Metropolitan New Orleans Center
Kim Hurst, M.N., R.N., C.N.E. - Assistant Professor
Antoinette Jefferson, M.S.N., R.N. - Assistant Professor
Paulette Johnson, M.S.N., C.L.N.C., R.N.C. - Assistant Professor
Tabitha Jones-Thomas, M.S.N., R.N. - Assistant Professor
Michelina Kite, M.N., R.N. - Assistant Professor
Annette Knobloch, D.N.S., R.N., C.N.E. - Associate Professor
Phyllis LeBlanc, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E. - Associate Professor, RN-BSN Program Director, Interim MSN Program Director
Michele Lemoine, M.S.N., R.N. - Assistant Professor
Denise Martin, M.S.N., R.N. C.N.E. - Assistant Professor
Shelita Bates, M.S.N., R.N. - Instructor
Belinda Munson, M.S.N., R.N. - Assistant Professor
Phyllis Pedersen, D.N.P., C.R.N.A. Assistant Professor, MSNA Program Director
Bronwyn Doyle, M.S.N., R.N. - Instructor
Rhoda Reddix, Ph.D. - Associate Professor
Tanya Romanowski, M.N., R.N. - Assistant Professor
Serena Sanford, M.S.N., R.N. - Assistant Professor
Valerie Schluter, M.S.N., R.N. - Assistant Professor, Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
Melissa Stewart, D.N.P., R.N., C.P.E. - Instructor  
Mary Pat Thevenot, M.S.N, R.N. - Assistant Professor
Francine Thomas, Ph.D., R.N. - Assistant Professor, Chair of Undergraduate Programs
Karen Vedrenne, M.S.N., R.N. - Instructor
Bennyka Vessel, M.S.N., R.N. - Assistant Professor
Desley Washington, M.S.N., R.N.C., C.N.E - Assistant Professor