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Education

  • BSN – University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL) 1973
  • MSN – Northwestern State University (NSU) 1990
  • DNP – University of Louisiana @ Lafayette (ULL) 2015

Academic Programs

  • Accelerated BS Nursing

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Biography

Dr. Green’s 42 years of nursing experience includes 34 years with the State of Louisiana health care system in Lafayette and Pineville.  Her jobs ranged from staff nurse, Manager of ICU, Manager of ER, Clinical Nurse Specialist for High Risk Clinics, Certified Bereavement Counselor to Director of Nursing at Central Louisiana State Psychiatric Hospital.  Dr. Green worked in Alexandria for Tulane Cancer Center in the role of Cancer Research Nurse.  In this job she worked between CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini, and Hematology Oncology Cancer Center (RGH).  Dr. Green’s experience also includes Director of Nursing at Crossroads Psychiatric Hospital, and Associate Chief of Nursing Services for Geriatrics, Alzheimer’s, Palliative Care, and Home-Based Primary Care at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center located in Pineville.   In addition she functions as a Legal Nurse Consultant since 1990.

Teaching Philosophy

Dr. Green practices Watson’s Caring Behaviors for patients and students.  Whether serving patients or students it is her duty to provide current up-to-date care that is evidenced based.  As a nurse educator she applies her education, expertise and experience to the functionality of her position by using the nursing process which includes adaptation of those guidelines.  Her foundation of these processes are based on her belief in GOD.  Dr. Green’s focus is to serve God while serving others.  She believes when GOD is kept in the forefront we are guided in the advocacy for our students and patients.  Compassion is embedded in her existence which is a gift from GOD. She believes the professors’ purpose in the Academic setting is to serve the student and advocate for them to be academically and ethically successful in the program.  Her goal as an educator is for the student’s learning environment to be conducive to them gaining knowledge and becoming safe and competent registered nurses. The nursing process includes assessment, analysis and identification of issues, outcome identification, planning, implementation and evaluation.  In the teaching and healthcare arena she functions holistically and ethically in the application of evidenced based nursing practice and best practices as it relates to the education process. 

Whether with students face-to-face or online in the distant learning process she believes that students should be in a learning environment in which they feel psychologically safe.  Distant learning allows borders to be crossed and in many cases the students are combining work, family and education.  She believes it is necessary to be analytical, visible, organized, and to lead by example.  It is also necessary to provide timely feedback face to face, via voicemail, email, skype, etc.  Her philosophy also includes meeting diverse needs, learning styles, and maintaining cultural competency. She believes as a faculty member she can have an enormous impact on our students and their safe and competent behaviors in the professional nursing arena.

Publications 

Johnson, Harris, Bonnegent, & Green, (1990).  The full service hospital: A marketing strategy. Journal of Nursing Administration (Consider This - Section), 20(10).  3, 22.

Green, L. S.  (1990).  Humanistic health care practices and moral behavior in registered nurses (Master’s Thesis).  ProQuest Dissertation and Theses database.

Green, L. S. (1990).  Patient satisfaction outcomes and rn scores on the judgments about nursing decisions (JAND).  (Doctoral Synthesis Project).   ProQuest  Dissertation and Theses database.

Fun Activities 

Dr. Green’s fun activities include going to the beach as often as possible.  She likes to attend Broadway Plays in New Orleans, concerts, movies, and work in her yard.  She is the Health and Wellness Resource for her church. She loves to spend time with her grandchildren/3 daughters/husbands.  Lastly, she has 5 dogs, Isabella-Bassett Hound, Riley-Chihuahua (Katrina Evacuee), Coco-Dachshund, Pierre-Yorkie, Ollie Mixed Jack Russell, and Uggie the cat.  Lost animals have her address.

Courses Taught at LC

  • Concepts in Nursing
  • Transcultural Patterns
  • Fundamentals in Nursing
  • Physical Assessment
  • Medical – Surgical - I
  • Nursing Skills Workshops
  • Coordinator Nursing Skills Lab

Other Courses Taught

  • Advanced Physical Assessment – NPs