Southeastern nurse practitioner program listed as ‘Top Value’ in the nation

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s nurse practitioner program in psychiatric mental health has been listed as one of the most affordable online programs in the nation. cited Southeastern as a “Top Value,” ranking the university’s program 19th in the top 20 in the nation. Southeastern was the only university in Louisiana listed in the ranking.
     “The need for mental health practitioners is growing in our nation, and nurses with advanced degrees in psychiatric mental health care are playing an important role in filling this need,” said Ann Carruth, dean of the Southeastern College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
     She said these doctoral-level providers assist in diagnosing disease, developing multi-pronged treatment plans, and educating patients and their families.
     The report can be found online at
     Southeastern’s School of Nursing offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees, preparing students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in their field while meeting local workforce demands.
     The school consistently receives numerous awards and accolades for excellence in nursing education and has been recognized with the Nightingale Award for Outstanding Nursing School of the Year three times in the last several years. The School of Nursing was also cited by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation as the best program for advanced practice in nursing, and the graduate program also was named one of the best programs in the country by  
     For more information, contact the School of Nursing at 985-549-2156 or visit

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