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

    • Assistant Professor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Honors & Awards

    • 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

    • 2016 Anticoagulant Therapy for Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation, The Clinical Advisor
    • 2016 Adhesive Capulitis (Frozen Shoulder) ADVANCE for NPs & PAs                    
    • 2015 Treatment of Nonvalvular AF with Oral Anticoagulants, Clinical Reviews
    • 2015 A Practitioners Guide: Necrotizing Fasciitis, The Nurse Practitioner
    • 2014 Vascular Complications in Maternal Care The Journal for Nurse Practitioners
    • 2014 Appropriate Diagnosis and Treatment Practices for the Adult Patient with Acute Rhinosinusitis in the Emergency Department, Advance NPs & PAs
    • 2013 Prevention and Early Recognition of VTE in Obstetrical and Gynecological Surgery Patients Nursing for Women's Health
    • 2013 Heart Disease & Stroke in Pregnancy Healthy Mom & Baby
    • 2013 Constipation:  A Practitioner’s Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment American Academy of Nurse Practitioners CE Professional Practice Compendium