Southeastern welcomes students back for the start of classes this week while we continue to keep all faculty, staff and students who are not yet able to make it to campus in our thoughts as the region works to recover from devastating flooding.
We attempted to reach ALL our students in recent days, but we realize communication has been difficult, if not impossible for some. If you are just now able to see this message, please contact so we can have a better understanding of your status and work with you so you can attain your educational goals.


Eileen Creel, DNS, RN

Associate Professorcreel
Southeastern Louisiana University
College of Nursing and Health Sciences SLU 10835
Hammond LA 70402
PHONE: (985)-549-2156


- D.N.S. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
- M.S. Louisiana State University
- B.S. Southeastern Louisiana University Licensure and


Board Certifications

- Registered Nurse in Louisiana


Academic Positions

- Associate Professor, Southeastern Louisiana University
- Department Head for School of Nursing, Southeastern Louisiana University


Honors & Awards

- Caring Award Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Professional Affiliations
- American Nurses Association
- International Association for Human Caring - member
- Rho Zeta Chapter STTI - Hammond Counselor


Professional Affiliations

- American Nurse's Association
- Louisiana Nurse's Association
- Sigma Theta Tau International, Rho Zeta Chapter
- International Association for Human Caring


Areas of Research Interest

- Stigma and Marginalized Populations
- Spirituality
- End of life
- Qualitative Methods

Selected Publications & Presentations

- Creel, E & Tillman, K (2011).Stigmatization of overweight patients by nurses. Qualitative Report 16(5), 1330-1351
- Creel, E & Robinson, J (2010). Ethics in independent nurse consulting: Strategies for avoiding ethical quicksand. Nursing Ethics, 17(6), 1-7.
- Creel, E & Tillman, K (2008). The meaning of spirituality among nonreligious persons with chronic illness. Holistic Nursing Practice, 22(6), 303-309
- Creel, E. (2007) The Meaning of spiritual nursing care for the ill individual with no religious affiliation. International Journal for Human Caring. 11(3), 16-21.
- Creel, E & Tillman, K. Stigmatization of Overweight Patients by Nurses presented at STTI 41st Biennial Convention (2011) Grapevine, TX.
- Creel, E., The Meaning of Spiritual Nursing Care for the Ill Individual with No Religious Affiliation Presented at Connie S. Logan Research Day (April 3, 2009) Baton Rouge La.
- Creel, E., Spiritual Nursing Care of Patients with No Religious Affiliation. Presented at 30th Annual International Association for Human Caring conference (April 6-9, 2008) Chapel Hill, NC
- Creel, E., The Meaning of Spirituality for the Ill Individual with No Religious Affiliation. Presented at Southern Nursing Research Society 21st Annual Conference. (2007) Galveston, TX
Selected Funded Projects and Research
- Carruth, A., Creel, E. and Sealey, L. (2011). Marketing Safety and Health Among Vietnamese Commercial Fishermen NIOSH, Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education grant . 2011-2012.
- Noto, E. CITI grant.
- Noto, E. CITI grant Enhancing Nurse Practicum.
- Creel, E. The Meaning of Stigmatization of the Obese Patient by Nurses. Faculty Development Grant Southeastern Louisiana University.
- Urick,Y, Kerner, R & Noto, E. Peri-op Nursing CITI grant