Roger Rholdon, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC

    • Assistant Professor
    • Univeristy of Louisiana at Lafayette
    • PHONE: (337) 482-5640


    • BSN, Texas Christian University
    • MSN, University of South Alabama
    • DNP, University of South Alabama

    Licensure and Board Certifications

    • Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care

    Academic Positions

    • Assistant Professor
    • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, School of Nursing

    Honors & Awards

    • LSNA District IV Acadiana Celebrates Nurses 2016 award recipient

    Professional Affiliations

    • Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners
    • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
    • Emergency Nurses Association

    Areas of Research Interest

    • Safe Sleep
    • Sudden unexpected infant deaths
    • Emergency Department

    Selected Publications & Presentations

    • Publications
    • Lemoine, J. & Rholdon, R. (2019). Exploring knowledge and practices among nurses in the Southern United States about infant safe sleep recommendations: A focused ethnography. Journal of Clinical Nursing. In-Review 
    • Delta Eta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau international Annual Business Meeting: using the S-EBPQ© to Measure the Practice Attitude, and Knowledge of Undergraduate Nursing Students, Lafayette, LA, April 11,2019 
    • Society of Simulation in Healthcare, 18th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Professor Rounds: Enhancing Knowledge and Retention of Infant Safe Sleep Practices with Simulation, Los Angeles, CA January 14, 2018.
    • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Education Research Conference, Podium Presentation: the Use of Simulation to Improve Nursing Students' Knowledge and Retention of Infant Safe Sleep Practices, Washington, D.C., April 19-21, 2018. 
    • Rholdon, R., Lemoin, J., Templet, T. (2018). Simulation: Improving knowledge and retention of infant safe sleep practices. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 19, 38-42. Retrieved from
    • Rholdon, R. (2017). Understanding the Risk Sitting and Carrying Devices Pose to Safe Infant Sleep. Nursing for Women's Health, 21(3), 225-230, doi:10.1016/j.nwh.2017.04.006
    • Rholdon, R. (2016). Outcomes of a Quality Improvement Project: An Implementation of Inpatient Infant Safe Sleep Practices. Pediatric Nursing.
    • Templet, T. & Rholdon, R. (2016). Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention Strategies for Hair-Thread Tourniquet Syndrome in Infants. Nursing for Women's Health, 20(4), 421-425. Doi: 10.1016/j.nwh.2016.06.005
    • Rholdon, R. & Rholdon, F. (2016). A Typical Kawasaki Disease: A Case Report. Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, 8(3), 205-208. doi:10.1907/JDN.0000000000000228.
    • Rholdon, R. & Templet, T. (2016). Recognizing Infants Exposed to Illicit Substances in Utero, The Journal For Nurse Practitioners,12(4), e177-e178. doi:org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2016.0l.016
    • Presentations
    • Women's and Children's Hospital: The World of Pediatrics: Pediatric Red Flags, Lafayette, LA, July 11, 2016.
    • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses, Poster presentation: Outcomes of a Quality Improvement Project: Implementation of Inpatient Safe Sleep Practices, Grapevine, TX, June 11-15, 2016.
    • Women's and Children's Hospital: The World of Pediatrics: Not Just Little Adults, Lafayette, LA, May 24, 2016.
    • University of Louisiana at Lafayette College of Nursing and Allied Health Profession Continuing Education Program: Pharmacology Update. Pediatric Diabetes: A Case Study, Lafayette, LA, October, 2015. 


Selected Funded Projects & Research  

  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions Department of Nursing, Research mini-grant, Nursing Research Pilot Grant, 2018- The Use if Simulation to Improve Nursing Staff's Knowledge and Retention of Infant Safe Sleep Practices. Awarded $2,830.00. 
  • Sigma Theta tau Delta Eta Chapter Research Grant, 2016 Co-PI, The Use of Simulation to Improve Nursing Students' Knowledge and Retention of infant Safe Sleep Practices. Awarded $500.00. 


Research Review 

  • Pediatric Nursing. Content reviewer