Christy McDonald Lenahan, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC

  • Christy Lenahan
    • Assistant Professor
    • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    • College of Nursing and Allied Health
    • 411 E. St. Mary Wharton Hall Rm 306C
    • Lafayette, LA  70504
    • PHONE:(337) 482-5606





  • D.N.P. University of South Alabama
  • M.S.N. University of South Alabama
  • B.S.N. University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Licensure and Board Certifications

  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing – Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice
  • Family Nurse practitioner – ANCC

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Nurses Association
  • National League for Nursing
  • Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners

Areas of Research Interest

  • Clinical Practice
  • Online Instruction

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Harrington, D., & Lenahan, C. (2013). Constipation: A practitioner’s guide to diagnosis and treatment. AANP Compendium. 2013
  • Screening for Type 2 Diabetes in the Emergency Department – DNP project – Poster presentation, Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners Conference
  • Harrington, D., Guilbeau, J., & Lenahan, C. (2015). Stroke Prevention in A-Fib. Clinician Reviews, 25(2).
  • Lenahan, C., & Harrington, D. (2015). Differentiating between DKA and HHS. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 41(3).
  • Harrington, D., Lenahan, C., & Sanders, R. (2015). A practitioner’s guide to necrotizing fasciitis. The Nurse Practitioner, 40(4).
  • Guilbeau, J., & Lenahan, C. (2015). Assessment, diagnosis, and management of headache. Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs


  • Reviewer for Gale Encyclopedia of Prescription Drugs