Southeastern professor named Fellow of national nursing organization

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Lucie J. Agosta
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – Lucie J. Agosta, an associate professor of nursing at Southeastern Louisiana University, has been named a 2015 Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

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 will be among the 70 NPs from throughout the nation recognized at the AANP's conference to be held in June in New Orleans.

"Dr. Agosta is widely recognized for her work as a staff nurse and clinical 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 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. A member of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing, she has also been honored with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence.


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