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Sherry Rivera, DNP, APRN, ANP-C
Instructor of Clinical Nursing


Phone: 504-568-4128

Office: 406

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Sherry L. Rivera is a Clinical Instructor of Nursing. She earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing (2015), a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati Adult Nurse Practitioner Program (2012), a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Regis University (2008), and is a graduate of Geisinger Medical Center’s School of Nursing Diploma program (1990). She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as an Adult Nurse Practitioner.

Dr. Rivera’s nursing experience includes working in nephrology practice as a Nurse Practitioner, medical-surgical nursing, and telemetry. She has also had experience collaborating with multidisciplinary teams. She served as a member of the End Stage Renal Disease Patient Reported Outcomes Technical Expert Panel (2017).

Dr. Rivera’s research interests include: Improving patient and/or provider knowledge about issues related to chronic kidney disease, patient centered care, patient reported outcomes, nephrology nursing workforce development, multidisciplinary teams, medication safety, care delivery models for the chronically ill, quality measures, and pay for performance.

Dr. Rivera is a member of the National Kidney Foundation, American Nephrology Nurses Association, American Society of Nephrology, Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  She also is a member of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society. She received the Education Writing Award from the Nephrology Nursing Journal (2018) and the Outstanding Doctor of Nursing Practice Award from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing (2015).