Associate Professor of Nursing
Certified Nurse Educator
Dr. Amanda Eymard knew she wanted to teach in the Nursing Department at Nicholls State University back when she was a student in the department. Her nursing career began at age 18 as an LPN; years later, she received her BSN at Nicholls. She continued her nursing education and received her MSN from Loyola University and her DNS from LSUHSC in New Orleans.
She has varied nursing experience including home health, occupational health, med-surg, travel nursing, long term care, pediatrics, and psychiatric nursing. Her passion is caring for older adults. Her lifetime goal is to make a significant impact on care provided to older adults. She hopes to inspire many nursing students to pursue careers in the care of older adults and/or mental health patients.
Dr. Eymard encourages her students to be non-judgmental, caring, loving, listening, and empathetic nurses. Her philosophy is “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” In other words, if you don’t like rude, mean people, then don’t be one! Her motto is “There is truly something new to learn every day!” Dr. Eymard would like to be known by her students as a caring, compassionate, and approachable nursing instructor.
Dr. Eymard enjoys her time spent in the classroom and clinical setting with students very much. She equally enjoys scholarly activities, such as grants, publications, and professional presentations. She considers herself to be a competitive person and this is what first attracted her to grant writing. She received the Nurse Educator of the Year award from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing in 2011 and the Academic Council Salute in 2012.
In her free time, Dr. Eymard likes to stay busy with reading about geriatric and psychiatric nursing. But, when she’s not thinking about nursing and/or academics, she is listening to music (ranging from Bob Marley to Frank Sinatra), traveling, and watching her son swim. Her son has been by her side since her journey as a nurse educator began; and he provides much encouragement and motivation!
B.S.N., Nicholls State University; M.S.N., Loyola University; D.N.S, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
NURS 228 — Gerontic Nursing Care Concepts
NURS 400 — Mental Health Nursing
NURS 500 – Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing
324 Betsy Cheramie Ayo Hall