Southeastern professor installed as fellow of national nurse practitioners group

Monday, June 15, 2015 Lucie J. Agosta
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – Lucie J. Agosta, an associate professor of nursing at Southeastern Louisiana University, was installed as a 2015 Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners at the organization’s national meeting in New Orleans June 9-14.
    The designation is designed to recognize nurse practitioner leaders who make outstanding contributions to clinical practice, research, education or policies designed to enhance the mission of the association, explained Eileen Creel, head of the Southeastern School of Nursing.
    A resident of Baton Rouge, Agosta is one of only two nurse practitioners from Louisiana selected as a 2015 Fellow. She was among the 70 NPs from throughout the nation recognized by the AANP.
    “Dr. Agosta is widely recognized for her work as a nurse practitioner and educator of graduate students seeking to become nurse practitioners,” Creel said. “As nurse practitioners begin to play a more critical role in the health system, educators and mentors such as Dr. Agosta are an important element in the future of the profession.”
    Agosta is coordinator of the Woman’s Hospital Employee Health NP Clinic and received the AANP State Award of Excellence in 2008. She joined Southeastern’s faculty in 2007 and serves as coordinator of the family health nurse practitioner track in Southeastern’s School of Nursing graduate program. She is a recipient of the Nightingale Award from the Louisiana Nurses Foundation as Advance Practice Nurse of the Year. She is the advanced practice registered nurse representative on the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.



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