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Leanne H. Fowler, DNP, AG/ACNP-BC, CCRN, CNE
Director of Nurse Practitioner Programs, Assistant Professor


Phone: 504-568-4156

Office: 4A14

Office Hours:

Mon-Tues 8am - 2pm

Others by appointment only, please.

Research Interests

Geriatrics in acute settings, Point-of-Care ultrasound, Nurse Practitioner Education


Leanne H. Fowler is a graduate of the University of South Alabama’s College of Nursing with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (DNP) in July 2015 and post-Master’s certificate as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) December of 2013. The DNP project successfully implemented within a 430-bed community hospital was titled Preventing Oversedation in the Mechanically Ventilated Critically Ill Adult via a Multiprofessional Implementation of the RASS Tool. Since earning an AGACNP certificate, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license, and board certification via the American Nurses Credentialing Center, she has completed six months of training in Infectious Diseases under the mentorship of M. Faith Joubert, MD – Board Certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine; and primarily works in Hospital and Emergency Medicine within a community hospital in Louisiana. Dr. Fowler has practiced critical care nursing over 17 years and as a Nursing Educator at the Louisiana State University Health – New Orleans (LSUHNO) School of Nursing (SON) since 2008. She is certified in Critical Care Registered Nursing (CCRN) and as a Nursing Educator (CNE).

Dr. Fowler is nationally recognized in the American Association of Critical-care Nurses' Circle of Excllence 2017 class. She has been locally recognized with the student-nominated 2014 Nurse Caring award, the student-nominated 2013 Daisy award nomination, the student-nominated 2012 Daisy award recipient, and as a Great 100 nurse in the class of 2012.

Dr. Fowler currntly serves her academic community as Chair of the SON's Curriculum Committe, Chair of the Poster Committee within the Southern Regional Educational Board for Collegiate Councils of Education in Nursing, and as Program Director of the AGACNP concentration. She currently serves her professional community as an engaged member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners' Conference Speaker committee and Health Policy committee. She is also a current and active member of several other professional nursing and medical corganizations locally and nationally.


Fowler, L. & Lee, S. (2017). Antibiotic trends amidst multi-drug resistant gram negative infections in ICU. Critical Care Clinics. 29-(1):111-118. doi: 10.1016/j.cnc.2016.09.010.

Lee, S., Divens, L., & Fowler, L. (2017). The role of liver function in the setting of cirrhosis secondary to chronic infection and critical illness. Critical Care Clinics, 29(1):37-50. doi: 10.1016/j.cnc.2016.09.006.

Fowler, Leanne (2015). DNP Quality Improvement Project: Multiprofessional Implementation of the RASS Tool within a Non-academic setting. The Ochsner Journal, 15(4). Retrieved from:

Tartavoulle, T., Manning, J., & Fowler, L. (2013). The Effectiveness of Bed Position versus Chair Position on Reliability and Validity of Cardiac Index in Patients with a Pulmonary Artery Catheter: A Systematic Review Protocol. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 11(8). Retrieved from

Tartavoulle, T., Manning, J., & Fowler, L. (2011). Smoothing the transition from bedside to classroom. American Nurse Today 6(5).



Fowler, Leanne (in-press). Cardiovascular Nursing: A Comprehensive Overview, 3rd Ed. (edited) Brockton, MA: Western Schools