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

  • Assistant 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


Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing