PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Division of Nursing at Louisiana College had a 90 percent first-time pass rate for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses exam. That's according to the 2013 Louisiana State Board of Nursing annual report. In 2013, the state average for Louisiana bachelor of science... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A program that trains nurses to conduct forensic sexual assault exams in Lafayette emergency rooms since 2006 expanded to St. Martin Parish last year and plans to continue its outreach into Iberia Parish later this year. Jill Howell Dugas, Hearts of Hope executive director, tells The... more »
Tranea A. Edwards, formerly employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Belle Teche Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, was arrested on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 for violating La. R.S. 14:35.2 Simple Battery of the Infirm, (2) counts, a misdemeanor, for alleged incidents that occurred on June 12, 2010 and June... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal lawsuit has been filed against the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, saying that more than 11,000 state residents could be placed in institutions because of cutbacks in home care services. The New Orleans-based Advocacy Center filed the suit Wednesday in Baton Rouge.... more »
Close to 100 Lafayette nursing home residents are preparing to re-locate.
According to published reports, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is terminating its agreement with Lady of the Oaks Retirement Manor" on September 10th. This, after the facility failed to meet the minimum health and safety standards... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former nursing home worker accused of cashing an elderly woman's check at a Lafayette store has been arrested and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.
The Advertiser reports that 26-year-old Brandy Nicole Wilkins of Lake Charles was booked with exploitation of the infirm... more »
A First Name Basis Home Care, founded in Lafayette with offices in New Orleans, Mandeville and Baton Rouge, provides non-medical home care to its clients. The company assists seniors with their daily needs in their homes, often avoiding placement in assisted livings or nursing homes.
A company sponsored program... more »
GRAMBLING, La. (AP) - Grambling State University has gotten $1.5 million to attract more minority students to biomedical science programs. The National Institute of General Medical Sciences grant is for training opportunities to students majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, math or computer science. M.A. Himaya, head of the university's physics... more »