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Jenelle Jacobs, DNP, RN, CNE, ACM, CMSRN
Instructor of Clinical Nursing


Phone: 504-568-4158

Office: 341

Office Hours:


Research Interests

Sepsis, nurse mentoring


Dr. Jenelle Jacobs received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Radford University in Radford, Virginia in 1994, a Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Phoenix Online in 2007, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a specialty in Healthcare Systems Leadership from Chamberlain University in 2017. Dr. Jacobs serves as an Instructor of Clinical Nursing at LSU Health New Orleans in the BSN undergraduate program.

Dr. Jacobs is certified as a Nurse Educator by the National League for Nursing. She is also certified as an Accredited Case Manager by the National Board for Case Management as well as a Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse through the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. She is a member of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses and in 2017 she served as the national subject matter expert for the Clinical Leadership Development Program update. She is also a member of the American Case Management Association.

Dr. Jacobs began working as a Registered Nurse in the clinical setting in 1994 and has clinical experience in adult health medical-surgical, adult behavioral health, peri-operative nursing, case management, home health, acute inpatient rehabilitation, and nursing education in the online, classroom, and clinical environments working with nursing students at the LPN, RN, and RN-BSN levels. Dr. Jacobs also has experience in professional nursing tutoring and has served as a nurse preceptor. Dr. Jacobs has received several Learning Environment awards for service, excellence, and commitment to teaching and education while she was nursing faculty at the community college Associate Degree level. She was inducted into the Chamberlain College of Nursing Honor Society in 2010. She also has experience in securing state grant funding for the initiation of educational nursing programs.

Dr. Jacobs’s DNP completion capstone project focused on reducing sepsis-related readmissions for adult patients in the inpatient acute physical rehabilitation setting. The results of this project have been published in the national, peer-reviewed nursing journal, Rehabilitation Nursing Journal, for national dissemination.


Rehabilitation Nursing Journal Feature Article: RNJ-2018-111R1: Implementation of an evidence-based, nurse-driven sepsis protocol to reduce acute care transfer (ACT) readmissions in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) setting.