The Chancellor’s Award - Presented annually at Commencement to a graduating baccalaureate nursing student who has demonstrated scholastic and leadership ability and exemplifies an enthusiastic commitment to professional nursing.
The Dean’s Award - Presented annually to a graduating baccalaureate nursing student who has demonstrated scholastic and leadership ability and exemplifies an enthusiastic commitment to professional nursing.
Valedictorian - Presented to a baccalaureate graduating student with the highest cumulative grade point average at Fall and Spring Commencement.
Salutatorian - Presented to a baccalaureate graduating student with the second highest cumulative grade point average at Fall Conferral of Degrees and Spring Commencement.
LSUHSC School of Nursing Alumni Association Recognition of Class Spirit Award - Presented at Fall Conferral of Degrees and Spring Commencement to a baccalaureate graduating student whose efforts and ability to carry through were always in the best interest of the class, and whose specific performance demonstrated accountability, maturity and peer support.
The Elsevier Sciences, Inc. Faculty Recognition Award - Presented to both an undergraduate and graduate student selected by the faculty on the basis of leadership ability and visibility in the school.
Dolores H. Scheerle Memorial Entrepreneurial Award - Presented to both an undergraduate and graduate student who evidences leadership qualities necessary of an entrepreneur, is innovative in the approach to nursing, and is cognizant of trends and issues relevant to the nursing profession. It is presented at each Spring Commencement and Fall Conferral of Degrees.
Jo Ellen Smith Memorial Award - Presented at Spring Conferral of Degrees and Fall Commencement to a baccalaureate graduating student who is recognized as humanitarian, has given service above and beyond what is required by the School, demonstrated concern for and has provided actual service to others.
Patricia A. Losee Memorial Award - Presented at Commencement to a baccalaureate graduating student who demonstrates professionalism, conscientiousness, compassion, and a commitment to nursing.
Mary Lou Steedley Memorial Community Health Nursing Award - Presented to a baccalaureate graduating student at the Fall Conferral of Degrees and Spring Commencement. It is based on clinical excellence in community health nursing, concern for humanity with demonstration of professional growth and leadership in the community, and active involvement in professional and community organizations.
Distinguished Graduate Award - Presented by Epsilon Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing at Fall Conferral of Degrees and Spring Commencement to a baccalaureate graduating student and yearly to a qualified graduate student. The recipient is a member of the Epsilon Nu Chapter who demonstrates creativity and enthusiasm in nursing research, demonstrates commitment to the ideals of the nursing profession, and participates in extracurricular activities.
Student Nurses Association Outstanding Graduate Award - Presented to a baccalaureate graduating student at Fall Conferral of Degrees and Spring Commencement whose outstanding accomplishments are demonstrated by leadership and participation in the nursing profession, curriculum and school.
Student Government Association Outstanding Graduate Award - Presented to a baccalaureate graduating student at Fall Conferral of Degrees and Spring Commencement who meets selected academic standards, participates in community and school activities throughout the nursing curriculum, and exhi1bits motivation for his/her personal professional growth.
F.A. Davis Award for Writing Excellence - Presented to a graduating graduate student with exceptional writing style and skill. Award is given at Fall Conferral of Degrees and Spring Commencement.
Joyce Travelbee Award - Presented to a Masters candidate at the Fall Conferral of Degrees based on academic achievement and excellence in nursing practice evidenced through the application of a nursing framework-based practice, demonstrated evidence of a philosophy of nursing, and good interpersonal skills.
Outstanding Doctoral Award - Presented to a doctoral candidate at the Fall Conferral of Degrees and Spring Commencement based on scholastic achievement and distinguished doctoral work.
Outstanding Nurse Practitioner Award - Presented to a Masters candidate at Commencement who has demonstrated clinical expertise, community service, and has achieved academic excellence among the nurse practitioner graduating class.
Graduate Caring Award - Presented at Conferral of Degrees and Commencement to a graduate who encompasses the guiding principles of respect, integrity, professionalism, caring, excellence, and diversity, which are evident in all personal and professional behaviors.
New Orleans District Nurses Association Student Leadership Award - Presented to an undergraduate at Conferral of Degrees and Commencement who demonstrates academic achievement; member of the Student Nurses’ Association; outstanding leadership ability in professional and community service.
LA Association of Nurse Anesthetist Outstanding Graduate Award - This award is presented at Conferral of Degrees and Commencement and recognizes a nurse anesthesia graduate demonstrates outstanding performance in academics, clinical ability, and leadership skills.
Nurse Anesthesia Program Director’s Award - This award recognizes a nurse anesthesia graduate with outstanding performance in academics and the potential for leadership in the field of nurse anesthesia education. The award is presented at Conferral of Degrees and Commencement.
Nurse Anesthesia Program Clinical Excellence Award - This award is given each spring to recognize a graduate’s excellence in clinical performance and the potential for continued service to the citizens of Louisiana.
Nurse Anesthesia Outstanding Graduate Award - Each spring this award recognizes the graduate’s contributions to the scholarly body of knowledge in nurse anesthesia, excellence in clinical and leadership abilities, and the potential for continued service to the citizens of Louisiana.
Alice M. Hicks CRNA, Memorial Award-The Alice M. Hicks, CRNA, Memorial Award recognizes the graduate demonstrating the most promise to promote and support anesthesia needs in the rural community. Alice M. Hicks spent the majority of her career, over 30 years, providing nurse anesthesia care in the rural community. The award is provided by her children and dedicated to her memory.
CARE Pride Award - This award is given to an outstanding CARE student who has exemplified superior achievement in actions and behaviors mirroring the School of Nursing’s core values of Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, Excellence and Caring with peers, faculty and communities of interest throughout their nursing program.
The Theresa Bittenbring Marque and John Henry Marque Fund Student Nurse Award - This award is given to the top five highest grade point averages in a graduating undergraduate nursing class for an academic calendar year.