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Nelda Godfrey to Deliver Keynote at Home Health Professional Day May 10

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Nelda Godfrey

Nelda Godfrey, Professor and Associate Dean of Innovative Partnerships and Practice at the University of Kansas School of Nursing, will be the keynote speaker during a virtual Professional Development Day May 10.   

The Division of Nursing and Allied Health in partnership with LHC Group and the Myers Family Foundation will offer a virtual Professional Development Day from 8:30 a.m. - noon. This free event is open to SLCC faculty, LHC Group employees, SLCC nursing students, and other agencies.

Godfrey was the architect of a three-course sequence of professional development courses that focus on professional identity in nursing.  She is also the chair of the International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing, a no-cost group committed to helping every nurse and nursing student incorporate an evidence-based understanding of professional identity in nursing in everyday practice. Godfrey is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and in the Academy of Nursing Education.

Other sessions and speakers include: 

Dr. Warren Hebert
Dr. Warren Hebert has been a home health nurse since 1985. He has been CEO of the HomeCare Association of Louisiana since 1998, and a nursing professor since 2016 and holds adjunct positions with Loyola New Orleans and with the Rutgers Institute of Health, Healthcare Policy, and Aging Research.

Kyle Lavergne
Kyle Lavergne is a nurse practitioner at LHC Group in Lafayette. Originally from Opelousas, he earned his bachelor's degree in nursing from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He earned his master's degree, with honors, as a family nurse practitioner after completing his studies at Northwestern State University. He is currently in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, with graduation on May 14, 2021. Lavergne began with LHC Group in 2020, where he serves as the Director of Clinical Programs.

Zach Indest
Zach Indest has been with LHC Group since 2004 and currently serves as Vice President of Clinical Services. Indest works directly with the Chief Medical Officer to drive the clinical programs for the company. He works on a wide range of strategic initiatives from developing innovative clinical models for value-based payor arrangements to overseeing LHC Group’s centralized on-call department, which handles the after-hours workflow necessary for the care of patients after regular work hours and on holidays and weekends.

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