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Governor Appoints LSU Health New Orleans’ Manning to State Nursing Board

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Jennifer Manning, DNS, APRN, CNS, CNE, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs at LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing, has been appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards to a four-year term on the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. Dr. Manning is a Certified Nurse Educator and a Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist. Her appointment was effective January 12, 2018.

According to its mission statement, the Louisiana State Board of Nursing serves “to safeguard the life and health of the citizens of Louisiana by assuring persons practicing as registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses are competent and safe.”

According to statute, the Board comprises eleven gubernatorial appointments. Members include representatives from several areas of nursing practice including nursing education, nursing administration, and advanced practice nursing as well as public representation.

Manning earned her Doctor of Nursing Science degree at LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing in 2014 after completing her Master of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees also at LSU Health New Orleans.

She joined the faculty of LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing in 2008 and teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Manning oversees the quality of the undergraduate nursing programs and is a Joanna Briggs Institute comprehensive systematic review trainer. She is a nursing researcher with special interests in nursing education, simulation and registered nurse healthy work environments.

Dr Jennifer Manning
Manning holds membership in the National Association for Clinical Nurse Specialists, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, American Nurses Association, National Diversity Council, Southern Regional Education Board and Louisiana State Nurses Association. She serves as Governance Chair of the Epsilon Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Secretary of the Louisiana Council of Administrators of Nursing Education, and Center of Excellence consultant to the National League for Nursing, as well as State Liaison to the Southern Nurses Research Society.

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