Eileen Creel, DNS, RN

  • Eileen CreelAssociate Professor
    • Southeastern Louisiana University
      College of Nursing and Health Sciences SLU 10835
    • Hammond LA 70402
      PHONE: (225)-765-2324
  • EMAIL: ecreel@southeastern.edu



    • D.N.S. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    • M.S. Louisiana State University
    • B.S. Southeastern Louisiana University


Licensure and Board Certifications

    • Registered Nurse in Louisiana


Academic Positions

    • Associate Professor, Southeastern Louisiana University
    • Department Head for School of Nursing, Southeastern Louisiana University

Honors & Awards

    • Caring Award Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Professional Affiliations

    • American Nurses Association
    • International Association for Human Caring - member
    • Rho Zeta Chapter STTI - Hammond Counselor


Areas of Research Interest

  • Stigma and Marginalized Populations
  • Spirituality
  • End of life
  • Qualitative Methods


Selected Publications & Presentations

    • Steele-Moses, S., Creel, E. & Carruth, A.   Recruitment Attributes Important to New Nurse Graduates Employed on Adult Medical-Surgical Units. MEDSURG Nursing. Sept/Oct 2018.
    • Tillman, K. & Creel, E. Enhancing care of LGBT persons:  Lived experience of second degree baccalaureate nursing student in southern United States.International Journal for Human Caring.
    •  Hand, W. B., Robinson, J. C., & Creel, E. (2013).  Ethical Issues Surrounding Weight Bias and Stigma in Healthcare. Online Journal of Health Ethics, 8(2).http://dx.doi.org/10.18785/ojhe.0802.04
    • Creel, E & Tillman, K (2011).Stigmatization of overweight patients by nurses. Qualitative Report 16(5), 1330-1351.
    • Creel, E & Robinson, J (2010). Ethics in independent nurse consulting: Strategies for avoiding ethical quicksand. Nursing Ethics, 17(6), 1-7.
    • Creel, E & Tillman, K (2008). The meaning of spirituality among nonreligious persons with chronic illness. Holistic Nursing Practice, 22(6), 303-309.
    • Creel, E. (2007) The Meaning of spiritual nursing care for the ill individual with no religious affiliation. International Journal for Human Caring. 11(3), 16-21.
    • Creel, E., Carruth, A. & Taylor, S. Supervision of Nursing Students using Bar Coded Medication Administration Systems at 18th Annual Nurse Educator Institute at the Peabody in Memphis, TN March 4-6, 2018.
    •  Creel, E. & Carruth, A. The impact of bar code mediation administration technology on faculty supervision of nursing students. Poster at STTI 28thInternational Nursing Research Congress: Dublin Ireland July 27-31, 2017.
    • Carruth, A. & Creel, E. Evaluation of PFDs by Vietnamese Commercial Fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico. Poster at STTI 28th International Nursing Research Congress: Dublin Ireland July 27-31, 2017. 
    •  Carruth, A. & Creel, E. Changes in Work Flow for Faculty Supervising Students in a Clinical Setting as a Result of Bar Code Medication Administration.Poster at SREB Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing 2016 Annual Meeting:  Atlanta, GA. Nov. 13-15, 2016. 
    • Carruth, A & Creel, E. Changes in Work Flow for Faculty Supervising Students in a Clinical Setting as a Resultof Bar Code Medication Administration. Poster at QSEN 2016 National Forum: The New Frontier. May 25-27, 2016 San Antonio TX.
    • Creel, E. & Tillman, K. Enhancing a Spirit of Caring and Acceptance for LGBT Persons. Presented at  36th International Annual Caring Conference.(May 20, 2015) New Orleans LA. 
    • Tillman, K. & Creel, E. Poster: Enhancing care of LGBT persons: Lived experience of second degree baccalaureate nursing students. Baccalaureate Education Conference taking place November 20-22, 2014 in Baltimore, MD. 
    • Creel, E. & Tillman, K.  Stigmatization of Overweight Patients by Nurses presented at STTI 41st Biennial Convention (October 30, 2011) Grapevine, TX.
    • Creel, E. & Tillman, K. Stigmatization of Overweight Patients by Nurses presented at STTI 41st Biennial Convention (2011) Grapevine, TX. 
      • Creel, E., The Meaning of Spiritual Nursing Care for the Ill Individual with No Religious Affiliation Presented at Connie S. Logan Research Day (April 3, 2009) Baton Rouge LA.
      • Creel, E., Spiritual Nursing Care of Patients with No Religious Affiliation.Presented at 30th Annual International Association for Human Caring conference (April 6-9, 2008) Chapel Hill, NC.
      • Creel, E., The Meaning of Spirituality for the Ill Individual with No Religious Affiliation. Presented at Southern Nursing Research Society 21st Annual Conference. (2007) Galveston, TX.


Selected Funded Projects and Research

    • Carruth, A., Creel, E. and Sealey, L. (2011). Marketing Safety and Health Among Vietnamese Commercial Fishermen NIOSH, Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education grant . 2011-2012.
    • Noto, E. CITI grant.
    • Noto, E. CITI grant Enhancing Nurse Practicum.
    • Creel, E. The Meaning of Stigmatization of the Obese Patient by Nurses. Faculty Development Grant Southeastern Louisiana University.
    • Urick,Y, Kerner, R & Noto, E. Peri-op Nursing CITI grant