Louanne Friend, PhD, RN
Dr. Friend completed her BSN at Clemson University School of Nursing Clemson, S.C. Upon graduation she worked with the Veterans Affairs Medical Centers for six years specializing in medical surgical and surgical intensive care nursing. She completed her masters in nursing with an emphasis in nursing administration at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. While in Louisiana, Dr. Friend worked in post anesthesia care, cardiac catheterization lab, and oncology. Dr. Friend also has ten years of nursing education experience, and completed her PhD in nursing leadership at The University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing in 2013. Her research interests include group empowerment in nurse faculty and administrators, best practices in nursing education and shared governance.