Rebecca Lyons, PhD(c), RN

  • Assistant Professor
  • Nicholls State University
  • College of Nursing and Allied Health
  • P.O. Box 2143
  • Thibodaux, LA 70310
  • PHONE:(985) 448-4697


  • Ph.D.(c) Capella University
  • M.S.N. University of Phoenix
  • B.S.N. Nicholls State University

Licensure and Board Certifications

  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing - Registered Nurse
  • CCRN Alum

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Nicholls State University
  • Department Head of Nursing, Nicholls State University

Honors & Awards

  • Presidential Award for Academic Administrator Excellence 2011
  • Great 100 Nurses of 2011
  • Excellence in Leadership Award - Xi Zeta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Nicholls Top Ten Grantsmanship Award 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Apple Award 2002/2003, 2004/2005 – Outstanding Advising through a Student Organization
  • Outstanding Nursing Alumni Award - Nicholls State University Alumni Association
  • Excellence in Nursing Education Award- Xi Zeta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau

Professional Affiliations

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing/Xi Zeta Chapter
  • Council of Nurse Administrators of Nursing Education of Louisiana American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • National League of Nursing
  • Nicholls State University Alumni Association

Areas of Research Interest

  • Nursing Education

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Progressive Clinical Evaluation Tools Based on the QSEN Competencies; published Online:
  • Development and Implementation of Progressive Clinical Evaluation Tools based one the QSEN Competencies, co-author, submitted to Journal of Nursing Education, July 2012, pending.
  • Progressive Clinical Evaluation Tools – permission granted for publication in Oermann & Gaberson’s 4th ed. of Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education
  • Podium Presentation: QSEN National Forum, May 20102 – Incorporating QSEN Competencies in Progressive Clinical Evaluation Tools

Selected Funded Projects and Research

  • Nurse Family Partnership – DHH 2008-2012
  • ITS Technology Infrastructure Grant
  • Geriatrics Across the Curriculum, CI
  • High Fidelity Simulation

Research Review

  • Abstract Reviewer - QSEN 4th National Forum 2013


Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing