Compton re-appointed to State Dietetics and Nutrition Board

Contact: Tonya LowentritTerry Comptont
Date: December 5, 2012

     HAMMOND – Terry Compton, a diabetes educator on the faculty of Southeastern Louisiana University's School of Nursing, has been re-appointed by Gov. Bobby Jindal to the Louisiana State Board of Examiners in Dietetics and Nutrition.

     The seven-member board regulates the practice of dietitians and nutritionists by granting licenses to qualified applications. Compton was nominated for the position by the Louisiana State Nurses Association.

     Prior to joining the Southeastern faculty in 2006, Compton served as the diabetes nurse coordinator of inpatient and outpatient services at Children's Hospital in New Orleans for 16 years. She is a certified diabetes educator and insulin pump trainer and currently serves as president of the Southeast Louisiana Association of Diabetes Educators. She serves on the Professional Practice Committee of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

     A resident of Tickfaw, she holds an undergraduate degree in nursing from Mississippi College in Clinton and a master's degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

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