DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
D.N.P., University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2008; M.S.N., Northwestern State University, 1996; B.S.N., Loyola University New Orleans, 1991
Gwendolyn S. George, DNP, FNP-BC, is an assistant professor of Nursing and coordinator of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. She holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice from University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2008). She received her MSN from Northwestern State University (1996) and a BSN from Loyola University New Orleans (1991). The focus of her doctoral and masters education has been family nurse practitioner. My role at Loyola’s School of Nursing is as coordinator of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program and faculty member. My teaching responsibilities have been in Advanced Health Assessment, Theoretical Perspectives in Nursing, Health Care Systems, Primary Care theory and Practicum in the Master’s Program. I will advise DNP students and teach the DNP practicums and Capstone Projects.
Practice Role - With more than 13 years of clinical experience as a nurse practitioner, students benefit from being able to work with Dr. George in clinical as well as hear about her clinical experiences in the classroom. Currently, she works through Daughters of Charity New Orleans Services in family clinics and mobile outreach units providing care to Hurricane Katrina-affected citizens and the homeless. She also works for New Orleans Health Faith Alliance, an organization that’s mission is to provide health care to the working uninsured.
Prior to working in New Orleans, Dr. George was a clinical Instructor at Louisiana State University Medical School, in Shreveport, La., working at the HIV clinic in Monroe, La. Other positions included developing Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Care Centers. Her practice interest includes access and health policy issues and promoting the role of nurse practitioner in all health care settings.
Professional Associations - Dr. George has been certified by the AACN as a family nurse practitioner since 1996. She is a member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) Xi Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, Loyola’s Alpha Sigma Nu Society and the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners (LANP). She has an interest in Public Policy and has presented at State Nurse Practitioner Conferences regarding public policy issues for NPs. She has served on ACNP’s and LANP’s Public Policy Committee.
In addition to other responsibilities, Dr. George likes to relax through painting. Oil is her favorite medium. Some of her works can be seen in the offices of the College of Social Sciences and the School of Nursing.
"As an alumni, returning to teach at Loyola was a dream come true. It was coming home. It gives me an opportunity to give back to an university that gave me so much."