Laurie Anne Ferguson, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-C, CPNP

Interim Director & Associate Professor
Laurie Anne Ferguson
Career Highlights
  • 35 years in nursing, including 31 years as a Nurse Practitioner
  • 21 years as educator, with BSN and Masters students, and four years teaching DNP students; emphasis in clinical practice, evidence-based practice, and DNP practica
  • Co-Investigator on American Cancer Society funded study (1.3 million).
  • Current practice as FNP
  • Preceptor for students in DNP practicum

Dr. Laurie Anne Ferguson, A.P.R.N., DNP has practiced as a Nurse Practitioner since 1984. She is certified as an Adult, Family and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings in the NP role including ER, Occupational Health and Primary Care. She has been a nursing educator since 1991 and joined Loyola University in 2010. She maintains an active clinical practice in family practice in rural Louisiana caring for patients of all ages.

Dr. Ferguson received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of San Francisco, her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.

Her research and translational practice interests are in Health Literacy and its impact on health outcomes. Specifically her interest is the use of video technology in the office setting to enhance patient education and understanding in managing health care and navigating the health care system. She is interested in health policy and has been active on the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners Public Policy Committee. She currently serves as the Interim Director of the Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing.

Courses Taught

NURS 825 Primary Care of Pediatrics
NURS 830 Primary Care of Pediatrics Practicum
NURS 840 Primary Care of Adults
NURS 845 Primary Care of Adults Practicum
NURS 850 Primary Care of Adults & Women's Health Practicum
NURS 855 Primary Care of Adults & Women's Health Practicum
NURS 915 Evidence-Based Practice, Research Translation & Implementation Science
NURS 930 DNP Advanced Practicum I
NURS 945 DNP Advanced Practicum II
NURS 960 DNP Scholarly Project

Published Works

George, G. S., Ferguson, L. A., & Pearce, P. F. (2014). Finding a needle in the haystack: Performing an in depth literature search to answer a clinical question. Nursing: Research and Reviews, 4, 65-76. doi: TBA

Ferguson, L. A. (2014). Autoimmune hepatitis: A noninfectious killer. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 26(1), 13-18. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12055

Ferguson, L. A. (2014, Sept.-a). My ear hurts (1-hour podium presentation). Poster session presented at the meeting of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners, New Orleans, LA.


DNP, University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston
MSN, University of Pennsylvania
BSN, University of San Francisco