Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University’s faculty in the RN to BSN program are experienced nurses as well as master’s or PhD-prepared nurse educators. Read more in our faculty profiles below.

Faculty Accolades

Dr. Carla Harmon, Assistant Professor, Clinical Administrative Coordinator for the School of Nursing was selected by Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards to serve on his healthcare panel transition committee.


Dr. Carla Harmon received the 2015 Helen Johnson Cremeens Excellence in Teaching Award from the Baton Rouge District Nurses Association. The award is given to the nurse educator who:  

  • Maintains a positive attitude about nursing and nursing practice as a registered professional nurse in Louisiana.
  • Recognizes each nursing student’s potential and implements strategies for each to excel in a nursing career.
  • Promote the professional nursing values of caring, compassion, understanding, kindness, respect, and dignity.
  • Provides individual nursing students a foundation for lifelong learning pursuits.
  • Displays a professional image of nursing in appearance, in communicating nursing knowledge, and in nursing actions.
  • Serves in roles to advance professional nurses and nursing practice in Louisiana.
  • Maintains membership in a professional nursing organization.

Congratulations Dr. Harmon, we are proud your are part of the FranU College family.


Francine Thomas, PhD, RN was nominated by her peers and will receive the Excellence in Nursing Award from the Baton Rouge District Nurses Association on May 2nd, 2016.  The award is given annually to those nurses who meet at least two of the following criteria:

  • Encourages the professional development of Nurses and promotes a positive image of nursing. 
  • Adheres to standards of Nursing practice, Nursing education, and Nursing services.
  • Adheres to the Code of Ethical Conduct for Nurses established by the American Nurses Association. 
  • Supports programs and studies in nursing that contribute toward the improvement of health care. 
  • Disseminates information relevant to nursing (i.e., presentations, professional development, and community). 
  • Assumes the advocate role for health care consumers. 
  • Represents the nursing profession with Allied Health groups and other organizations, governmental bodies, and the public. 
  • Promotes excellence in nursing by obtaining specialized knowledge, skills, and experience demonstrated by the achievement of standards beyond licensure that are identified by a nursing specialty.

Carla A. Harmon

I actively engage students by posting informational forums and soliciting questions.

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DeLyndia Green-Laughlin

Having taught this course for over 2.5 years, I offer additional assistance to aid in student's...

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Francine Thomas, PhD, RN

It's important to provide timely and constructive feedback to improve the next assignment.

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