Living Learning Communities

Learn where you Live.  Love where you Learn.

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) is partnering with University Housing to offer the Health Professions Living Learning Community (LLC) open only to entering freshmen in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.  The community will be housed in Twelve Oaks Hall (pictured below) – a new residence hall in the heart of campus.

Twelve Oaks Exterior

Twelve oaks interior

Take a tour of Twelve Oaks Hall


What is an LLC? 

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are residential programs that allow you to connect with a diverse group of students who share a common focus. Students live together and participate in shared courses, special events and service projects as a group. 


Benefits of Living in an LLC:

  • Experience a smoother transition to college
  • Earn a higher GPA
  • Make friends fast
  • Have greater satisfaction with your college experience 
  • Increase academic success, retention and graduation rates 


Students participating in the Health Professions LLC will:

  • Live together in Twelve Oaks Hall 
  • Enroll in special sections of SE 102 (Fall and Spring) taught right where you live
  • Enroll in a LLC Healthcare section of English 101 (If applicable)
  • Participate in events/activities outside the classroom  
  • Connect with peers that share similar academic interests
  • Interact and network with college faculty and other professionals

Students participating in The Big Event


Will I attend every LLC event?

LLC Members must attend five (5) events in the fall semester and five (5) in the spring.  Many students attend way more than the minimum, but we know students are busy!


Our Leaders 


Dr. Ann Carruth

Dr. Ann Carruth is the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Professor of Nursing. She was appointed Dean in April 2012. Dr. Carruth earned a baccalaureate degree in nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.  She received a Doctor of Nursing Science degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Dr. Carruth has over 30 years of nursing education experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and has been a  faculty member at Southeastern since 1990. Dr. Carruth has been recognized for numerous honors based on her teaching and service to the nursing profession and includes: Rho Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Outstanding Researcher of the Year award; Sarah K. Thornhill Endowed Professorship in Nursing, President’s Award for Excellence in Research; Outstanding Researcher Award from the Louisiana Nurses’ Foundation . She also received the EPIC Corporation Endowed Professorship in Nursing.  In 2014, Dr. Carruth was inducted into the Louisiana Nurses Foundation Hall of Fame. Dr. Carruth is a member of several professional nursing organizations and has served in various roles within these organizations.  She is a member of the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Rho Zeta Chapter, and Phi Kappa Phi. She is a past president of the Tangipahoa District Nurses Association. She currently serves as vice chair of the Board of Commissioners at North Oaks Health System and currently a governor appointed member to the State Board of Nursing. Dr. Carruth is widely published in many peer-reviewed journals and has presented at state and national conferences.  She has received internal and external grant funding to support research and programmatic efforts consistent with the mission of the university.


Dr. Charity Bryan

Charity Bryan is Professor and Department Head in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University.  Charity is known for her expertise in children’s physical activity, online learning using new and blended learning models, and professional education.  Charity is an active scholar in the areas of physical education pedagogy as well as distance learning and has published 22 national peer-reviewed manuscripts, 8 international presentations, 45 national presentations, over 75 state/regional presentations, and has over $250,000 in grant funding.  She is the inaugural President of the National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy (NAHPL).  In addition, she is a Past President of the Southern District of SHAPE America and the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (LAHPERD).  Dr. Bryan received her undergraduate degree in physical education from Samford University, Master’s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the PhD from Louisiana State University.  

Dr. Lindsay Domiano

Lindsay Domiano is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and currently serves as Graduate Program Coordinator for the School of Nursing. Lindsay graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University School of Nursing in 1999 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and in 2005 with a Master’s of Science in Nursing Education. Lindsay began her career as a nurse educator in 2005 as an instructor in the Southeastern Louisiana University School of Nursing. Lindsay specializes in Med/Surg and Emergency Department Nursing. In 2014, she received her PHD in Nursing Education and Administration from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS. Lindsay is currently certified as a Certified Nurse Educator. Dr. Lindsay Domiano is a recipient of the Sara K. Thornhill Endowed Professorship in Nursing. This Professorship has enabled Lindsay to develop and implement the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Health Professions Living Learning Community along with Dr. Bryan and Dr. Carruth. 


Health Proffessionals Dinner


How Do I Apply?

Students must be admitted to the university, complete the University Housing application, and pay all housing application fees before applying to the Health Professions LLC.

Once those steps are completed, incoming College of Nursing and Health Sciences students may apply for the 2023-24 Living Learning Community by clicking here. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until capacity is reached. 


Who is eligible to join the Health Professions LLC?

Students in the Health Professions LLC must meet the following criteria:

  • Beginning freshman in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Must be College Ready in English and Math (Math ACT 19+ and English ACT 18+)
  • Complete housing application and pay application fees


Who can I contact for more information?

Email Dr. Lindsay Domiano, Health Professions LLC Director at for more information.

Students during Mardi Gras