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Donna G. Hood, Ph.D., RN
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        Welcome to Nursing at Louisiana Tech University. Whether exploring nursing as a possible major or returning as an alumni, we are pleased that you are visiting our web site. Louisiana Tech nursing graduates are highly recruited and are practicing in multiple nursing roles throughout the world! On behalf of our student-centered faculty and staff we encourage you to contact us and visit us on campus. We are excited about the work of our faculty and diverse student body and hope that you will join us on Facebook and partner with us in the near future.



Dr Donna HoodDr. Donna Hood
Director, Division of Nursing

Nightingale 2017-min

 Nightingale Award



Louisiana Tech's Division of Nursing was selected for the second consecutive year as Louisiana's Nursing School of the Year – Undergraduate Program for 2017. The award was presented during the 16th Annual Nightingale Gala in Baton Rouge. Tech's program was selected by a team of nursing leaders from nine states outside of Louisiana. It is awarded based on the program's commitment to selecting, retaining, and educating future nurses, innovation in nursing education, NCLEX first time pass rates for the prior two years, and for faculty and student involvement in their professional organizations. In addition to this award, nursing professor Nancy Darland received the award for Outstanding Community Achievement by a Registered Nurse and LA Tech nursing alum, Deborah Spann, received the award for Registered Nurse of the Year



Louisiana Tech University's Division of Nursing was named the 2016 Nursing School of the Year - Undergraduate Degree Program by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation during their annual Nightingale Awards Gala.  This annual statewide event recognizes quality, service, commitment and excellence for registered nurses, nursing programs, and healthcare agencies across the state of Louisiana. The Louisiana Nurses Foundation is the research, education and charitable subsidiary of the Louisiana State Nurses Association. In addition to Louisiana Tech's Nursing School of the Year honor, nursing professor Nancy Darland was nominated for Outstanding Community Achievement by a Registered Nurse.



Louisiana Tech’s Division of Nursing reported a 100 percent pass rate for the National Council Licensure Exam by all of its 2017 nursing graduates.  “This achievement reflects the exceptional quality and dedication of Louisiana Tech’s students and faculty,” said Dr. Donna Hood, director of Louisiana Tech’s Division of Nursing. “This faculty continues to provide cutting-edge experiences for our students in partnership with health care agencies across north Louisiana.”  The 100 percent passing rate continues the tradition of excellence of Louisiana Tech’s program. The first-attempt pass rate average for Louisiana Tech nursing graduates over the past three years is 99 percent.  In addition to the individual success of the graduates, the program was selected as the State of Louisiana Undergraduate Nursing Program of the Year, for the second consecutive year by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation.  That award was determined by a panel of judges composed of nursing leaders from nine states. Nominations addressed the program’s commitment to selecting, retaining and educating future nurses, innovation in nursing education, National Council Licensure Examination first-time pass rates for the past two years and faculty and student involvement in their professional organizations.  Louisiana Tech’s Division of Nursing is committed to excellence in the education of students of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds preparing them to enter an ever changing health care environment as competent practitioners of nursing. The educational environment fosters critical thinking which is achieved through interaction of faculty with students, is responsive to community needs, is cognizant of regional and national trends in health care delivery, and recognizes its responsibility for research and scholarly activity, and service.  You can read the full article written about this achivement here.


Faculty 2016

2016 Nursing Faculty