Dr. Demetrius James Porche is Professor and Dean of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana School of Nursing. He holds an appointment also in the School of Public Health at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Nicholls State University and his Master of Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Science from Louisiana State University Medical Center. He completed Family Nurse Practitioner post-graduate coursework at Concordia University Wisconsin. Dr. Porche earned a Doctorate of Philosophy from Capella University in Organization and Management with a specialization in Leadership.
Dr. Porche is certified as a Clinical Specialist in Community Health Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Porche was the Associate Editor of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS for 10 years. He is currently the Chief Editor of American Journal of Men’s Health. Dr. Porche serves on the Editorial Board of The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. He served as president of the President of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing for two terms.
Dr. Porche is a gubernatorial appointed member of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. He currently serves as President of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. Dr. Porche has Chaired the Louisiana State Nurses Association Continuing Education Committee. He served at the national level on the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association and served as Chair of the Public Health Nursing Section Development Committee. Dr. Porche has served on the Research Committee of the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators, Education Committee of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Doctoral Conference Planning Committee of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and served two terms as Treasurer of the Southern Nursing Research Society. He is a Virginia Henderson Fellow of Sigma Theta Tau International and a Fellow in Society of Luther Christman Fellows for Contributions to Nursing by Men. He has served as a national mentor in the Sigma Theta Tau International Chiron mentoring program and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Dean Mentor Program. Dr. Porche was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.