Baton Rouge held a three day Mission of Mercy event January 19, 20, and 21 near the Baton Rouge airport. Mission of Mercy is an independent nonprofit program that provides free healthcare, dental care, and free prescriptions to the uninsured and under-insured in our communities. FranU students from the Physician Assistant, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs volunteered for the event. Article provided by Valerie Schluter.
The following students have been named honors graduates for the Fall class of 2017.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University awarded the first doctoral degrees in the University’s 94-year history during the fall commencement exercises held on Friday, December 15 at the Raising Cane’s River Center in Baton Rouge. The 22 recipients of the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia (DNP-NA) degree were among the 125 undergraduate and graduate degrees conferred during the ceremony.
Sarah Deyo, Physician Assistant (PA) program director at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, was recognized at the Physician Assistant Education Association's 2017 Education Forum with the New Faculty Award for Professional Excellence. Deyo graduated from Our Lady of the Lake College's PA program in May 2009 and went on to practice in the pediatric emergency room as a PA at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital before joining the faculty in 2015.
Faculty and students at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University are using research, teaching and service programs to address the many issues and opportunities facing our local aging population – including using a recently acquired grant from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to teach computer classes to area seniors.
Congratulations to Andrea Normand, class of 1970, who was named the Registered Nurse of the Year by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation.
The Baton Rouge District Nurses Association honored several Our Lady of the Lake College nursing faculty with awards for their excellence in nursing, their professionalism and for encouraging the development of fellow nurses.
Amy Hall, RN, PhD, CNE has joined the team at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University as the school’s new Dean of the School of Nursing, bringing nearly 30 years of nursing and education experience to the role.
George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC), was the featured speaker at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University’s Spring Commencement ceremony on Monday, May 22.
On Saturday, April 8, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University students, faculty, and staff showed their support in the fight against heart disease and stroke at the 2017 Capital Area Heart Walk. Our team raised more than $5,000 for the American Heart Association’s Capital Area chapter.
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