Deedra Harrington, D.N.P., M.S.N., APRN, ACNP-BC

  • Deedra HarringtonAssociate Professor
    • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
    • Lafayette, LA 70503
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    • D.N.P. University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
    • Post Masters University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL ACNP
    • M.S.N. University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    • B.S.N. University of Southwestern Louisiana


Post-Graduate/Specialty Training

    • Post-Masters Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Post Masters’, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL


Licensure and Board Certifications

    • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification (ANCC)
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
    • Anticoagulation Therapy Management Certification


Academic Positions

    • Associate Professor - Tenured, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Honors & Awards

    • Emminent Faculty Award: Ray P. Authement Excellence in Teaching Award (2019)
    • Nominated Nurse Educator of the Year. Louisiana Nurses Foundation (LNF) 2016
    • Selected as a Top Nurse by The International Nurses Association. Spotlighted in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare publication. 2016
    • Nominated to serve on the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) – Department of Health and Human Services 2016
    • Colonel Jean Migliorino and Lt. Colonel Philip J. Piccione 1951 Commemorative Endowed Nursing Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence
    •  Lafayette General Medical Center “Making a Difference Award”, 2012
    • Acadiana Celebrate Nursing, 2010


Professional Affiliations

    • American Nurses Association Practice Standard Committee
    • Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners – Regional Representative
    • Sigma Theta Tau International- Delta Eta Chapter
    • Heart of Acadiana Chapter AACN
    • American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
    • University of Louisiana at Lafayette Graduate Committee
    • UL Lafayette College of Nursing DNP Curriculum and DNP Program Evaluation
    • ICMSN Program Evaluation Committee
    • American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN)


Areas of Research Interest

  • National Science Foundation Grant (NSF) : Incorporating augmented and fully immersive virtual reality into industrial and healthcare decision making 2016
  • Cardiology and acute setting nurse practitioner issues


Selected Publications & Presentations

    • Harrington, D., Lenahan, C., & Stueben, F. (2019). STEMI and NSTEMI: Medical and Surgical Interventions. In L. Fowler & J. Landry (Eds.) Interventions in cardiovascular disease (pp. 49-64). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.

      Taquino, A., Harrington, D., Lenahan, C. (2018). Examination of college students’ attitudes, beliefs, or intentions to becoming an organ donor: Identifying factors that influence organ donation behavior to improve social awareness. International Journal of Nursing Student Scholarship. ISSN 2291-6679

      Lenahan, C. & Harrington, D. (October, 2018). Current Guidelines for Management of Low Back Pain. The Clinical Advisor.

      Harrington, D., Stueben, F., Lenahan, C. (August, 2018). Chagas disease: Presentation and management. The Clinical Advisor.

      Lenahan, C. & Harrington, D. (2016). PCSK9 inhibitors for familial hypercholesterolemia. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12 (8), 577-578.

      Lenahan, C. & Harrington, D. (2016). Personalizing anticoagulant treatments for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, The Clinical Advisor.

      Guilbeau, J., Harrington, D., & Lenahan, C. (2016). Adhesive capsulitis in primary care. ADVANCE Healthcare Network for NPs & PAs.

      Leigh, G., Stueben, F., Harrington, D., & Healtherman, S. (2016). Making the case for simulation-based assessment to overcome the challenges in evaluating clinical competency. International Journal of Nursing Education and Scholarship. 13(1), 1-8. doi: 10.1515/ijnes-2015-0048