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Latanja L. Divens, PhD, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Program Coordinator, BSN-DNP Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing


Phone: 504-568-4119

Office: 161

Office Hours:

By appointment

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Chronic Disease `and Neuro-Degenerative Disorders


Dr. Latanja L. Divens is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing in both the undergraduate and graduate Nursing programs at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.   Dr. Divens is the Program Coordinator of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program.  Dr. Divens earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana (1996) and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Our Lady of Holy Cross College (2001).  She has also received both her Masters’ degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner (2007), the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (2012) from Loyola University New Orleans and completed the PhD in Nursing Education and Administration (2018) from William Carey University.  She is a board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and has been in this role for thirteen years.  Dr. Divens has over 19 years of nursing experience. 

As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Divens has had extensive experience in the areas of Family Practice, Nephrology, Gastroenterology and care of veterans.  Her passion lies in caring for patients with chronic diseases and serving the underserved populations. 


Divens L. Perspectives on Professional Development and Practice Readiness: A Phenomenological Study of Doctor of Nursing Practice, Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner Students and Preceptors Proquest. (July, 2020) 28026971

Divens. L & Chatmon, B. Cardiovascular Disease Management in Minority Women: Special Considerations. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North. (March, 2019) (31) 39-48.        

Chatmon, B., & Divens. L. (2018).  A call for experienced minority faculty to mentor.  Association of Black Nursing Faculty. (Winter 2018) 12(1), 6-7.  

Lee, S., Divens, L., & Fowler, L. (2017).  The role of liver function in the setting of cirrhosis with chronic infection and critical illness. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America (March, 2017) 29(1).  37-50.   

LaPorte, R. Divens, L. & Porche, D. (2015). Men’s health update: Seven key areas warrant clinical attention. Nurse Practitioner Perspective (May/June 2015).  49-54.