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Demetrius Porche, DNS, PhD, FACHE, FAANP, FAAN
Professor and Dean
Phone: 504-568-4106
Office: Dean Suite
Office Hours:

Daily and by appointment

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Demetrius James Porche is Professor and Dean of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana School of Nursing. He also holds an appointment  in the School of Public Health at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Nicholls State University and his Master of Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Science from Louisiana State University Medical Center. He completed Family Nurse Practitioner post-graduate coursework at Concordia University Wisconsin. Dr. Porche earned a Doctorate of Philosophy from Capella University in Organization and Management with a specialization in Leadership.

Dr. Porche is certified as a Clinical Specialist in Community Health Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Porche was the Associate Editor of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS for 10 years. He is currently the Chief Editor of American Journal of Men’s Health. Dr. Porche serves on the Editorial Board of The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. He has served as the President of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing for two terms of office.

Dr. Porche is a gubernatorial appointed member of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. He currently serves as President of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. Dr. Porche has Chaired the Louisiana State Nurses Association Continuing Education Committee. He served at the national level on the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association and served as Chair of the Public Health Nursing Section Development Committee. Dr. Porches served on the Research Committee of the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators, Education Committee of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Doctoral Conference Planning Committee of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and Treasurer of the Southern Nursing Research Society. He is a Virginia Henderson Fellow of Sigma Theta Tau International and a Fellow in Society of Luther Christman Fellows for Contributions to Nursing by Men. He has served as a national mentor in the Sigma Theta Tau International Chiron mentoring program and as a mentor to novice Deans for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. He serves as the national University Representative on the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs. Dr. Porche was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

Dr. Porche provides local, state, national and international consultation in the areas of governance, leadership, regulation, and program development and evaluation. He has provided expert witness in legal cases. He serves as a men's health consultant to the Men's Health Network in Washington, DC.