Agosta elected president of state nursing board
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HAMMOND – Lucie J. Agosta of Baton Rouge, assistant professor of nursing at Southeastern Louisiana University, has been elected president of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.
The 11-member board is charged with ensuring that individuals practicing as registered nurses and advanced practice nurses meet specific training requirements and licensure.
Agosta coordinates the adult health nurse practitioner specialty concentration in Southeastern’s School of Nursing graduate program. The program is operated in consortium with the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and McNeese State University in Lake Charles and offers training in areas such as nurse education, administration and nurse practitioner.
In 2008, Agosta received a Nightingale Award from the Louisiana Nursing Foundation as Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year and the entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners. She has also received the State Award of Excellence from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners for excellence in practice, research, education or community affairs.
Agosta received her bachelor’s degree from Southeastern in 1983 and later earned a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston and a doctorate in human resource education from LSU. She has also earned a post-master’s nurse practitioner certification from Southeastern and a post-master’s certification as a family nurse practitioner from Northern Kentucky University.