School of Nursing


Phyllis Pedersen, DNP, CRNA, APRN

The School of Nursing offers the following programs: Pre-licensure BSN; RN-BSN; Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia; and Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia. 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 BSN and Master's programs in the School of Nursing are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Ste. 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000. The Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia Program and the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068, (847) 692-7050.


  • Diane Amato, MSN, MA, RN-- Instructor
  • Aimee Badeaux, PhD, CRNA, APRN - Associate Professor, MSNA/DNP-NA Program Director
  • Wenona Bell, MSN, RN – Assistant Professor
  • Rebekah Bergeron, MSN, RN – Clinical Coordinator, Assistant Professor
  • Scelitta Bond, MN, RN -- Associate Professor
  • Lindsay Bratton-Mullins, PhD, FNP-C, APRN -- Associate Professor
  • Mandy Broussard, MSNA, CRNA, APRN – Instructor
  • Carolyn Buancore, MN, RN, CNE -- Assistant Professor
  • Karen Clark, MSN, RN -- Assistant Professor
  • LaTonya Dorsey, MN, RN, CNE - Assistant Professor, BSN Program Coordinator
  • Bronwyn Doyle, PhD, RN, CPN - Associate Dean, Assistant Professor
  • Stazel Guerin, MSN, RN -- Assistant Professor
  • Carla Harmon, PhD, RN -- Clinical Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs, Assistant Professor 
  • Kasey Hayley, DNAP, CRNA, APRN – Assistant Professor
  • Lauren Hollingsworth, MSN, RN-- Instructor 
  • Tanya Hillegas, MSN, FNP, APRN - Instructor
  • Paulette Johnson, MSN, RN, CLNC- - Assistant Professor 
  • Tabitha Jones-Thomas, MSN, RN - Assistant Professor, SETH Strategy Team Leader and SON Simulation Coordinator
  • Annette Knobloch, DNS, RN, CNE - Associate Professor 
  • Michele Lemoine, MSN, RN - Assistant Professor
  • Denise Martin, MSN, RN, CNE - Assistant Professor  
  • Sandra Mathes, MSN, RN - Instructor
  • Belinda Munson, MSN, RN - Assistant Professor
  • Amanda Olinde, MSN, APRN, CNM-- Instructor
  • Jodi Patterson, MN, RN - Assistant Professor
  • Dusty Pourciau, MSNA, CRNA, APRN - Instructor
  • Nicole Scott, MSN, RN-Instructor
  • Valerie Schluter, PhD, RN - Associate Dean of Retention, Assistant Professor, Recruitment & Retention Coordinator 
  • Cindra Schneider, MSN, RN - Instructor
  • Susan Steele-Moses, DNS, APRN-CNS, AOCN, Director of Research and Scholarship
  • Francine Thomas, PhD, RN - Director of RN-BSN program, Assistant Professor
  • Bennyka Vessel, MSN, FNP, APRN, CNE - Assistant Professor 
  • Desley Washington, MSN, RN, CNE - Assistant Professor