Laurie Schulenberg


Laurie Schulenberg, MPA/HCA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

Laurie Schulenberg is Vice President of Patient Care Services at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Health, Baton Rouge, Lousiana. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, Texas Nurses Association, American Association of Nurse Executives, former board member of Texas Organization of Nurse Executives, and American Association of Nursing Professional Development.

In her almost 30-year nursing career, Laurie has practiced as a clinical nurse in Pediatrics, Pediatric ICU, and Pediatric Radiology Sedation. She has Human Resources experience as a Nursing Liaison, and leadership experience as director of clinical departments and the Education Department for a large system. Laurie successfully led CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler to their initial Magnet® designation in 2017. Laurie is a published author on Cross-continuum Care Continuity: Achieving Seamless Care and Managing Comorbidities (JONA, August 2017). She is passionate about nursing practice, Professional Development of staff, improving the practice environment for nurses, and supporting nursing leaders to be transformational.

In 2012, Laurie received the coveted DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County and the Family Advisory Board of the national Concussion Legacy Institute (CLI) in Boston. Prior to moving to Texas in 2008, Laurie practiced at the Helen Devos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI. She is the mother of 4 adult children and 8 grandchildren.

Laurie holds the MPA/ Executive Health Care Administration (University of Texas at Tyler), BSN (University of Texas at Arlington), and the AAN (Middle Tennessee State University). She is board certified as an Advanced Nurse Executive by the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC).

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Client Testimonials

Thank you for your wonderful presentation entitled “RN Care Coordination: Practice, Education, and Certification” at our Catalyst Academy 2015. Your important topic and great presentation style had the audience immediately engaged

Holly A. De Groot, PhD, RN, FAAN
Catalyst Systems, LLC

You had a hand in getting us there [receiving Magnet® status].

Thanks for your article in the Nurse Leader on shared decision making. I always appreciate your words of wisdom in this arena.

Great examples of control charts used [in NCP’s webinars] to “tell a story” of improvement over time.

What a difference a peer makes! Our discharge medication reconciliation accuracy rose from 56% to greater than 90% in one year, and our improvement has been sustained for over one year beyond that.

Nicole Jones, RN, MS & Beth Lacoste, RN, MSN
East Jefferson General Hospital, Metairie, LA

We appreciated the examples you presented [in your webinars] per standard – this was helpful related to many standards be written generically.

Our Pathway to Excellence® document was accepted! Thanks for all of your help!

Pathway to Excellence® Project Director

Thank you for helping us on our way to Magnet® status. I know your visits to us and your advice steered us on this journey. We value your input.”

We just summarized the comments from your presentation – Our nurses loved our consultant and her message.

Judy Boerger
Parkview Medical Center

Thank you so much for an amazing Nurses Day! We had the best turnout ever, and your presentations were spectacular. People have been talking about it ever since, and I’ve heard grumbling from people who couldn’t be there—a sure sign of a great event! Thank you for your wisdom and support! It has been totally great working with you.

Paul Parker, RN, BC
Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, ME

We value your input – I especially value your candor and wisdom!

Excellent presentation! I’m excited about implementing peer review in our organization. Fabulous speakers with a true passion for the content.

Peer Review Workshop 2012

I wanted to say thank [our consultants] for their insight. I’m a staff nurse and beyond their guidance for Magnet, they provided insights into my profession while tying in IOM and ANA principles. You inspired my colleagues and myself with our journey.

Joy Fumera
Kaiser Permanente Orange County-Irvine

Thank you for the excellent workshops you conducted for our nursing leaders, council members, and educators. Finalizing the professional practice model as well as writing our bylaws, and council charters and objectives, was monumental. There was overwhelmingly positive feedback and enthusiasm as we move forward on our shared governance journey. Thank you for your leadership and expertise.

St. Mary's Health System

The level of excitement since your visit is outrageous. Staff are even more engaged and energized, with most talking about the learnings you shared.

Just wanted to take a moment to send you a personal note of thanks for all of the efforts you and your team put into helping our organization successfully achieve its fourth Magnet designation. Although Julie and her leadership group are enjoying many well-deserved accolades for this successful accomplishment, I have certainly not forgotten that it was you and your partners who helped immeasurably in getting our Magnet efforts back on track and providing assistance and mentoring to Julie and our team as they navigated this process and re-tooled our nursing governance structure. It is amazing to think back 2 ½ years and realize how far our nursing team has come in that short amount of time. Thanks so much again Kathleen for all of the time, thought and effort you and your colleagues put into helping us achieve this milestone.

Rob Myers MHA, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer, Goshen Health

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