Assistant Professor of Nursing
As a high school senior, Susan Dupre did not believe college was the right path for her. Her high school physical education instructor encouraged Dupre to enroll in college as a physical education major. Dupre resisted. She felt that was impossible. Going to college just was not for me, Dupre says.
Yet 16 years later, Dupre achieved the impossible as she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Nicholls State University. She was the first member of her family to graduate from college. Eight years after that, Dupre earned a master’s in nursing from Louisiana State University Medical Center. A year later, she was back at Nicholls as an assistant professor of nursing.
Dupre continues to exceed her personal expectations. She is certified as a Perioperative nurse and most proud of developing and teaching the Perioperative Nursing course, the first nursing elective course with a clinical component in the BSN program.
Dupre is extremely proud of having had the opportunity to teach her son, Kerry Dupre during the entry level nursing courses at Nicholls. Dupre’s son is currently a senior in “Nursing at Nicholls”. She looks forward to his graduation from the BSN Program.
What I like most about my job is teaching students on an individual basis the fundamental skills that are necessary to become a nurse, she says.
In Dupre’s spare time, she enjoys gardening, bike riding, and vacationing with her family. One of her greatest joys is her 7 year old grandson, Ryan Jr.
B.S.N., Nicholls State University; M.N., Louisiana State University Medical Center
NURS 225 — Basic Nursing Process
NURS 226 — Health Assessment of the Adult Client
335 Betsy Cheramie Ayo Hall