By LCU News
PINEVILLE, La. (LCU News) – Louisiana Christian University Dean of Nursing Tomekia Luckett will serve as the keynote speaker at the University of Southern Mississippi nurse practitioner awards and recognition ceremony, Dec. 7., in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Luckett, a graduate of Southern Miss, was invited to speak by her former course instructors in the nurse practitioner program to deliver the speech.
“I was honored to receive the invitation to speak as the University of Southern Mississippi is a prestigious university within Mississippi with a long history of nursing excellence,” Luckett said. “In the graduate program, of which I am a student, we are all nurses and have been diligent in our careers, which makes this an even greater honor. I have been in the classroom with everyone as a student and experienced my own unique set of challenges in balancing life, work and school.”
In addition to her role as dean of the School of Nursing, Luckett is an author and empowerment speaker, and is active in state and national nursing organizations.
In October, Luckett was elected to serve as the director for organizational affairs by the Mississippi Board of Nursing. She also serves as a delegate for the American Nurses Association, representing Mississippi.
Luckett earned her bachelor and master of nursing degrees at William Carey University and her Ph.D. in nursing leadership from USM. She will receive her post-master’s certificate in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner from USM on Dec. 7.