Taylor named 'Educator of the Year' by Louisiana Nurses Foundation

Cheryl Taylor, graduate nursing programs chair for the College of Nursing and Allied Health, was named "Nursing Educator of the Year " during the recent annual Nightingale Nursing Awards awards event for the Louisiana Nurses Foundation. 

Taylor actively teaches and mentors nursing students and faculty nationwide and is described by them as "inspirational" and "diligent".

She is no stranger to accolades and achievement. She is the Jewell L. and James Prestage Endowed Professor within Southern University’s College of Nursing and Allied Health. In 2017, she was selected as an ambassador for the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research.

Beyond the classroom, Taylor has served on various boards and committees for statewide and national organizations, including the American Academy of Nursing, National League for Nursing, and National Student Nurses Association Inc. She is also a member of the Louisiana Action Coalition Diversity Steering Committee and a gubernatorial appointee to the Louisiana Department of Health and Human Services Institutional Review Board.


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