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LSU Health New Orleans Nursing Faculty Elected to State and National Leadership Posts

February 25, 2021

Demetrius J. Porche, DNS, PhD, ANEF, FACHE, FAANP, FAAN, professor and dean of the School of Nursing at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. He will serve a two-year term as a Board Member-at-Large.

Dr. Porche has also been elected to Chair the Louisiana Health Works Commission, a collaborative working group to integrate and coordinate resources relative to health care workforce development within various state departments and key organizations.

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Dr. Porche has served in a number of prominent leadership roles in nursing education, research, policy, and regulation, including president of the Southern Nursing Research Society, the Southern Regional Education Board Council on Collegiate Education in Nursing, and the American Assembly of Men in Nursing; member of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing; and university representative for the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs. His areas of scholarship include executive leadership, emergent leadership and men’s health. In addition to his service on the board of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Dr. Porche is chair of AACN’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, was a member of the Doctoral Conference Planning Subcommittee, and currently serves as a mentor through AACN LEADS and as a State Grassroots Liaison.
Dr. Demetrius Porche
Jennifer Manning, DNS, ACNS-BC, CNE, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Nursing Programs Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing and Director of the Baccalaureate Articulation Program at LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists.
Dr. Jenniferr Manning
Dr. Manning is a three-time graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, earning the last of her degrees, a Doctor of Nursing Science, in 2014. Dr. Manning began her nursing career as a critical care nurse at East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH), where she currently serves as a part-time nurse researcher. Her research interests include nurse work environments, leadership, and best practices in nursing education. She began her nurse educator career as a critical care faculty in 2008. In 2013, she accepted a position as the RN-to-BSN Articulation Program director and in 2015, was named Associate Dean for Undergraduate Nursing Programs. In 2008, she obtained board certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and, in 2014, completed her Certified Nurse Educator certification. Dr. Manning served as president of the Epsilon Nu chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor society from 2013-2015. She was appointed to the Louisiana State Board of Nursing in 2018 for a four-year term.

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The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the voice for academic nursing representing more than 840 member schools of nursing at public and private institutions nationwide. AACN is the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing education. AACN works to establish quality standards for nursing education; assists schools in implementing those standards; influences the nursing profession to improve health care; and promotes public support for professional nursing education, research, and practice. Learn more at Learn more at

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists is a membership organization devoted to advancing the unique expertise and values the clinical nurse specialist brings to delivering high-quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care and to reducing the cost of health care delivery. NACNS has more than 2,000 members and represents the more than 70,000 clinical nurse specialists working in hospitals and health systems, clinics and ambulatory settings and colleges and universities today. For more information or to join NACNS click here.