Joannie S. Hebert

Title: Appreciative inquiry: An evaluation approach for developing peace and resiliency in the healthcare workforce


Dr. Joannie Hebert began her nursing education as a diploma graduate in 1976. She has been a nurse for over 40 years, with 20 years’ experience in critical care nursing as a staff nurse and nurse manager. She was instrumental in opening the Cardiac Surgery Unit at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Centre, Baton Rouge, LA, USA in 1978. Her critical care competencies led to a position in Internal Audit as a medical auditor, critical care clinical education specialist, trauma centre nurse educator, heart failure disease management, and ambulatory infusion nurse manager. Dr. Hebert received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2000 from Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, USA. Dr. Hebert earned a Master of Nursing Science degree from South eastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA, USA in 2002. Her focus of study was nursing education; the university’s nursing program’s focus was Community/Psycho Social nursing as part of a state wide nursing education consortium. This began Dr. Hebert’s work in community and population health. Dr. Hebert currently holds a PhD in Education with a specialty in Nursing Education. She finished her doctoral work at Capella University in Minneapolis, MN, USA in 2014. Advancing Inter professional Collaboration in Nursing Education was her dissertation title. She continues to research inter professional collaboration, inter professional education and inter professional practice as it relates to nursing education and serves as a National Centre for Inter professional Practice and Education Ambassador. She presented an excerpt from her dissertation at the Athens Institute for Education and Research International Nursing Conference in May, 2015 and was published in the Athens’s Journal of Health. She maintains certification by the National League of Nursing as a Certified Nursing Educator. Dr. Hebert retired in May 2017 as a nursing instructor at South eastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA, USA, teaching senior undergraduate students, as well as adjunct graduate nursing faculty, teaching population health at Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, USA. Most recently Dr. Hebert was honoured as a Keynote Speaker at the 4th World Healthcare Conference in Rome, Italy in 2017. She resides in Baton Rouge, LA, USA.

Research Interest

Nursing Education and Practice

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