Helena L. Richard, MSN, APRN, FPMH, NP-BC

  • Assistant Professor
  • Nicholls State University
  • College of Nursing
  • Thibodaux, LA 70310
  • PHONE:(985)- 549-3772
  • EMAIL: helena.richard@nicholls.edu


  • M.S.N. University of South Alabama
  • Family Psychiatric and Menthal Health Nurse Practioner, University of South Alabama
  • B.S.N. Nicholls State University
  • A.S. Nicholls State University

Post Graduate/Specialty Training

  • Psychiatric care to children, adults and geriatrics, Nurse Educator

Licensure and Board Certifications

  • Advanced Practice RN license as a Family/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Registered Nurse in Louisiana
  • Certified Family Nurse Practioner/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner by ANCC
  • Registered Nurse in Louisiana

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor and Clinical Instructor, Nicholls State University

Honors & Awards

  • Founder and Director of Patriots of Valor Veteran support group
  • Founder of Beneficence Psychiatric Specialties Treatment Center

Professional Affiliations

  • Lousiana Association of Nurse Practioners (LANP)
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
  • American Academy of Nurse Practioners (AANP)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing - Xi Zeta Chapter

Areas of Research Interest

  • PTSD in Military Post War Veterans
  • Holistic therapy and treatment in psychiatric patients
  • Forgiveness



Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing