Southeastern NEWS Southeastern Louisiana University Public Information Office firstname.lastname@example.org SLU 880, Hammond, LA 70402 985-549-2341/fax 985-549-2061 Date: 05/08/01 Contact: Angey Saucier 101 Editors: - Photo accompanies release BOOTH NAMED AS ONE OF HUNDRED GREATEST NURSES HAMMOND -- Donnie Booth, dean of Southeastern Louisiana University's College of Nursing and Health Sciences, has been named a Great 100 Nurse in Louisiana by the Great 100 Nurses Foundation. Booth, who was selected for nomination by her peers, was honored for her concern for humanity, her significant contribution to the nursing profession, and her shared skill and expertise in mentoring others. As dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Booth oversees the college's Hammond and the Baton Rouge campuses and the Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing, which includes Southeastern, McNeese State University, the University of Southwestern Louisiana and Southern University-Baton Rouge. She also oversees Southeastern's continuing education program in nursing, which serves faculty, students and professional nurses in various parishes and includes courses for physicians, pharmacists and emergency medical technicians. Booth has previously served as the director of the Southeastern School of Nursing Hammond campus and is a 1969 Southeastern graduate. She received a master of public health degree from Tulane University and a doctoral degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. Her numerous awards have included a citation for distinguished service from the Louisiana Council of Administrators in Nursing Education in 1998 and Southeastern's President's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service in 1997. The Great 100 Nurses Foundation is a program founded by American Nursing Services, Inc., a nurse-owned and operated nursing service organization headquartered in Metairie. The Great 100 Nurses Celebration is held each spring to join state-wide community, civic, health care and government leaders in honoring outstanding professionals in the field of nursing.