Faculty Profile

Assistant Professor Jacqueline Blakes

Masters in Nursing Administration
Office: Shreveport Campus, Building C, Office #221
Telephone: (318)677-3090
Email: blakesj@nsula.edu


I am married and the mother of 3 daughters, 4 grand daughters, and one grandson.  Spending time with my family and friends are the things that bring me joy.  I am active in my church and a couple of community organizations such as Image Changers and the American Red Cross.  I am also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society, ANA, LSNA, and SNA.  I started my career in 1986 as an LPN.  After working as an LPN in long-term care for approximately 5 years I began to pursue an associate degree in nursing at Northwestern State University Shreveport.  I obtained my ASN in 1991 and later obtained my BSN in 2000 at Northwestern State University, Shreveport.  I have worked in various nursing roles from staff nurse up to Chief Nursing Officer at LSU Health Shreveport.  My primary area of practice is medical surgical nursing. I have experience in caring for patients in the ICU, orthopedics, oncology, and neurosurgical setting.  I have minimal experience caring for pediatric patients. While being employed at LSUHSC of Shreveport, I was part of the administrative team when we transitioned from public to private care.  The hospital transitioned from LSUHSC-S to University Health and finally to LSU Health.  These were very challenging times but, I survived.  I was employed there  for 27 years.  While being employed there, I obtained a Master Degree in Nursing Administration from the Louisiana State University in New Orleans.  I transitioned from acute care to the academic setting in June of 2020.  Becoming a professor in the NSU School of Nursing has be a lifelong dream.  It has been a pleasure to be a part of such a great staff and to be able to impart some of the knowledge that I have gained with nursing students.  I look forward to working here for several years until my time of retirement.  My goals as an assistant professor are to help every student to be successful in there goal of becoming a registered nurse, to encourage them and to help them build upon their skills as they transition through the various levels of their nursing education.  

Office Hours

Summer Semester. Monday and Tuesdays 6:30-5:30pm clinical hours.  Wednesday and Thursday 8-4:30Pm, Friday 8-11am office/advising hours

Fall and Spring Semesters  Tuesday and Wednesdays 6:30-1:30 Clinical hours, 1:30-4:30 Office hours, Wednesday and Thursday 8-4:30pm and Friday 8-12Noon.

Course Information

Course Title Location Time
Nursing, Education Ctr Bldg B 203
R 08:30 AM-11:30 AM
Shreveport Hospitals
TW 06:45 AM-01:00 PM
Shreveport Hospitals
M 08:30 AM-09:30 AM