Jonas III Veterans Healthcare Scholar Alumni

Racquell R. Garrett

Loyola University New Orleans

Racquell GarrettRacquell R. Garrett received her Baccalaureate degree from Dillard University in New Orleans, LA, obtained her Master of Science as Clinical Nurses Specialist from Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA. She is currently enrolled in the DNP program at Loyola University New Orleans. Ms. Garrett’s area of focus is on effectively transitioning and retaining novice nurses into professional practice to provide high quality care to our nations heroes.

Ms. Garrett began her career in Lewistown, PA while working oncology and post-surgical area. She returned to New Orleans and her career as a VA nurse began. Within the VA healthcare system she has served in several roles including interim nurse manager and clinical educator. While at the VA, she successfully completed the VA’s Leadership Development Institute in VISN 16. She has contributed to VA’s mission and has been recognized for her involvement in evidenced based practice initiatives and education of staff throughout the organization.

Ms. Garrett is a member of ANA, Sigma Theta Tau, Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority, Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses and International Society of Clinical Simulation and Learning.