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Nursing Chair Billie Ann Wilson bestowed with great honor

Loyola press release - April 6, 2006

Billie Ann Wilson, R.N., Ph.D., nursing department chair at Loyola University New Orleans City College, was inducted into the Louisiana Nurses Foundation Hall of Fame. This is a prestigious honor given only to a select few in the field of nursing. As a nurse, leader, administrator, teacher, and scholar, Wilson has made a life-long commitment to nursing practice, education, administration, research, economics, and literature. She demonstrates leadership that has left its mark on the health and social history of the state of Louisiana.

An adult health clinical nurse specialist, Wilson holds a bachelor of arts in biology from Newton College, a master of science in biological sciences from Purdue University, a master of nursing in adult health nursing from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of New Orleans. Among her publications are Nurse's Drug Guide (published annually since 1992), Pediatric Drug Guide, Health Professionals Drug Guide, Dosage Calculations: A Unified Approach, all published by Prentice-Hall Health. In addition she has published numerous journal articles and given many presentations to clinical audiences throughout the United States.

We at Loyola are already proud of Wilsons many contributions to Loyola and to the nursing profession in general. With this great honor bestowed upon Wilson, we are even more proud, said Provost and Academic Vice President, Walter Harris, Ph.D.