Jenna Theriot Named Clinical Practice Nurse of the Year

Jenna Theriot Named Clinical Practice Nurse of the Year

Jenna Theriot, BSN, at Lane Regional Medical Center recently received the Nightingale Award for Clinical Practice Nurse of the Year by the Louisiana State Nurses Association.

The Nightingale Award is the “Academy Awards” for registered nurses in the state of Louisiana recognizing quality, service, commitment, and excellence.

Jenna has more than five years of healthcare experience and is actively working to become a Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum instructor and a Pediatric Advanced Life Support instructor. She was also recently accepted into a BSN-DNP program.

As a Registered Nurse, Charge Nurse, and Lead Preceptor in the Emergency Department, Jenna practices with compassion and respect and strives to provide exceptional service to every patient, every time. She serves as a strong patient advocate assuring patients and families have access to available resources needed.

Jenna continually strives for excellence and looks for ways to improve and promote quality, such as working to improve stroke response times and assisting in case reviews. She also played an integral role during the COVID-19 pandemic by developing programs to provide safe, effective care, as well as volunteering for extra shifts and administering vaccines to the public.

As charge nurse, Jenna utilizes best practices, plans, organizes and leads by example. As preceptor for new grads and nursing students, she revamped the orientation process and competency check list so preceptees are familiar with equipment and have the knowledge and critical thinking skills needed when joining the emergency department.

Jenna is a member of several nursing and academic professional organizations, including Louisiana State Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, and the Emergency Nurses Association.

“I am very proud of Jenna, her accomplishments, and what she brings to the profession of nursing overall,” says Chief Nursing Officer Staci Sullivan. “Jenna is a wonderful asset to Lane and is truly deserving of this prestigious award and state-wide recognition. She constantly strives to improve the professional lives of others and herself. As a result of her insight, dedication, and leadership, our patients receive exceptional care.”

PHOTO: Jenna Theriot, RN, (right) is the winner of the Nightingale Clinical Practice Nurse of the Year Award. She is pictured with Staci Sullivan, CNO, and Billy Conerly, ED Director.