Manager, Standardized Patient program
Desiree A. Stelly has been a part of the medical community for over 20 years; she has served in multiple capacities: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Laboratory Specialist and Phlebotomist, Kid Med Coordinator (Kid- med Certified), Clinic Manager, Hospice RN, Clinic Director of Nursing, and Nurse Educator. Desiree began her career in 1993 after graduating with her Bachelors of Science in 1993. After hurricane Katrina, these were times of remarkable evolution in the highly regulated state and federal mandated medical world. Desiree navigated the clinics through everything from computerization of medical files, through the extremely nuanced, convoluted state and federal medical clinic requirements: Corrective Action Plans, Protocol and Quality Control Manuals, Policy and Procedures, etc. were all researched and successfully provided by Ms. Stelly. This is where she found her voice. She went back to school in 2010 to earn her BSN from McNeese State University. After practicing as an RN, Desiree decided to get more involved in the Nursing profession therefore, she went back to school in 2014 to earn her Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN). While taking a Nursing Ethics class; Desiree discovered her passion for medical excellence in all aspects of patient advocacy; diagnosis, appropriate care management and ethical accountability, Desiree pursued her CLNC (Certified Legal Nurse Consultant) certification in 2015. Through hard work and perseverance Desiree graduated from Loyola University’s Masters of Science in Nursing Program with honors, and was inducted into the Nursing Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau in 2016. Due to her overwhelming experience with Hurricane Katrina and her dedication to lifelong learning; Desiree simultaneously pursued her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Loyola University where she graduated in 2017.