LaToya Janelle Lewis-Pierre

Title/Position: Assistant Professor of Clinical


Dr. Lewis-Pierre is an experienced ICU nurse leader, clinician, and educator. Her clinical specialties include critical care and telemetry. Her educator experience consists of didactic, clinical and distant learning programs. In 2002, Dr. Lewis-Pierre was the recipient of the student Nursing Leadership award from the University of Miami. She received the best poster award at the “Building Collaborative and Community Focused Evidence-Based Approaches Conference” in 2008. She received the Shared Governance Leadership award from Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2009.  She was a Finalist in the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year- Leadership Category in 2011. In 2013, she was a recipient of the faculty Affordable Learning Solutions award from California State University-Dominguez Hills. She is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) and Sigma Theta Tau. She has served as a member of the AACN-Continuing education review panel and AACN-Research grant review panel. She has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Nursing. Dr. Lewis-Pierre completed her doctorate in education with a specialty in curriculum and instruction. Her dissertation topic was: Workplace readiness of new graduates entering the ICU from the perceptions of managers, educators, preceptors, and new graduates.

LaToya Lewis-Pierre Ed.D-CI, MSN, RN

BSN, Nursing, University of Miami
MSN, University of Phoenix
Ed.D-CI, University of Phoenix

Certifications/ Licensures
Registered Nurse Licensure, Florida
Basic Cardiac Life Support Instructor, American Heart Association
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider, American Heart Association

Clinical Specialties
Adult critical care

Primary Teaching Areas
Medical-surgical and Critical Care
RN-BSN Program

Research and Academic Interests
Workforce Readiness
End of Life
Critical Care
Qualitative Research
New graduate workplace readiness

Presentations (selected)
L. Lewis-Pierre. (2014). Engaging New Graduates in the Transition from Nursing Student to ICU Nurse: A Grounded Theory Study. Poster presented at the Nursing Consortium of South
Florida, Davie, FL.

L. Lewis-Pierre. (2011). The Impact of a Nurse-Driven Initiative Utilizing 4% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (Hibiclens) Daily Skin Cleansing to Decrease the Incidence of Multidrug Resistant Organisms in an 18 Bed Medical Intensive Care Unit. Podium Presenter at the Nursing and Health Research Collaborative of South Florida: Nursing at the Helm of Research for Quality Practice Conference. Miami, FL.

L. Lewis-Pierre, K. Brown, Y. Ortega, M.Tamayo, G. F. Cubillos, A.I. Hartstein, D. H. Kett. (2011). Podium Presenter, “6th Annual BHSF Research Conference”, Miami, FL.

L. Lewis-Pierre. (2011). Multi-phased Preceptor Program in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Podium Presenter at the Jackson Memorial- Nursing Leadership meeting. Miami, FL

H.Beitz, G.Cubillos, A. Hartstein, D. H. Kett, L. Lewis-Pierre, R. Motiram, M. Tamayo. (2009). Impact of Daily Skin Cleansing of Medical Intensive Care Unit Patients with a 4%
chlorhexidine gluconate (Hibiclens®) on the Incidence of Hospital acquired Multidrug Resistant Organisms. Poster presented at the Infectious Disease Society of America Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

L. Lewis-Pierre. (2008). Designing a clinical orientation curriculum to support bringing best evidence to the point of care. Poster presented at the Bringing Best Evidence to the Point of Care Conference “RNAO Nursing Excellence Conference”, Miami, FL.

L. Lewis-Pierre. (2008). Engaging new hires in a multi-phased orientation program. Poster presenter at the Jackson Memorial-Heart of Nursing Conference, Miami, FL.

L. Lewis-Pierre. (2008). Creating a phased preceptor program for new nurses in the ICU. Podium Presenter, Evidenced-based Research Luncheon, Miami, FL.

L. Lewis-Pierre. (2007). Enhancing Critical Care Nursing Practice: An influential preceptor program for new nurses in the ICU. Presenter and Best Poster Award Recipient at the Building  
Collaborative and Community Focused Evidence Conference-University of Miami School of Nursing, Miami, FL

Publications (selected)
Lewis-Pierre, L., Amanakwaa, L., & Kovacich, J. (2014). Workplace readiness of new ICU nurses: A grounded theory study. Global Journal of Human-Social Science, 14(2), 47-52

Major Accomplishments/ Honors
Shared Governance Leadership Award, Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2009

Best Poster Award at the “Building Collaborative and Community Focused Evidence-Based Approaches Conference”, 2008

Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, 2006

Magnet Star Award, Surgical Intensive Care Unit- Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2003

Student Nursing Leadership award, University of Miami, 2002

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