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Jolie Harris, DNS, RN
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing


Phone: 504-568-4220

Office: 403

Research Interests



Dr. Jolie Harris is full time faculty at Louisiana State University Health - New Orleans School of Nursing. She received her undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Science degrees from Louisiana State University Health - New Orleans. Dr. Harris was awarded the Outstanding Doctor of Nursing Science Award and the F. A. Davis Award for Writing Excellence.

Dr. Harris holds a certification from the American College of Health Care Administrators as a Certified Administrator of Sub-Acute Care in addition to certification as Director of Nursing in Long Term Care from the American Association of Long-Term Care Nursing and held a certification in Advance Administration from American Nurse Association for eleven years. She has also completed the Legal Nurse Consultant Nurse certification.

Dr. Harris was a gubernatorial appointed member of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. She served for two terms and filled the role of Vice President during her term. Dr. Harris has fulfilled the role of President and served on the executive board for four years while maintaining a board position on the Louisiana Enhancing Aging with Dignity through Empowerment and Respect (LEADER) organization which advocates for elders to improve quality of care and quality of life in all settings. Dr. Harris was an active board member for the Louisiana Geriatric Society and continues as an active member of the organization. Dr. Harris participated as a member of the Louisiana Dementia Coalition and a member of the National Nurse Executive Council for Long Term Care for a two year term.


Dr. Harris has extensive experience in healthcare management and leadership having held numerous positions in acute and post-acute settings. Positions held have included roles involved in opening new lines of service including telemetry, in-patient rehabilitation, bone marrow transplant program, obstetric service line, and most recently the architectural and operational design of a twelve million dollar project to implement a new model of care delivery in long term care.

Dr. Harris completed her dissertation titled The Constructs of Culture Change: A Secondary Data Analysis and Comparison in a Sample of Louisiana Nursing Homes in 2015. She continues her interest in furthering research to improving quality of care and quality of life for elders with a focus on quality metrics utilizing governmental available database. Other interest center on nursing leadership and development.