Nearly 900 to Graduate from LSU Health New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Students from LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans’ six professional health schools will graduate during the institution’s 148th commencement on Thursday, May 19, 2019 at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena. The event begins at 10 a.m.

Graduates include students from LSU Health New Orleans’ schools of allied health professions, nursing, public health, graduate studies, dentistry, and medicine. Dr. Steve Nelson, LSU Health New Orleans interim chancellor, will preside over the ceremony. Jay Blossman, of the LSU Board of Supervisors, will confer degrees. LSU President William F. Tate IV will deliver the commencement address.

Nearly 900 students completed degree requirements this academic year.

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“As the state’s most comprehensive health university, LSU Health New Orleans educates Louisiana’s caregivers, research scientists, educators and other health professionals,” said Nelson. “As our graduates enter the health care workforce, they will immeasurably improve the quality of life in our city and state.”

The 148th commencement will bring the total number of degrees and certificates awarded by LSU Health New Orleans since its founding to 43,639.   

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