Speaker List


Laurie Schulenberg


Laurie is the director of educational services at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA, which is the largest delivery service in the state at over 8,000 babies a year. Laurie is best known for her extensive knowledge in nursing leadership, staff development, Magnet status and shared governance. She has an in-depth knowledge of HR practices and has gained a reputation for creative recruitment and retention strategies. During her tenure at Christus, she served as Magnet program director and CNO, leading the organization to its first Magnet designation. She designed and implemented a best-practice nurse extern program and supported the advancement of a nurse residency program.

Laurie co-authored “Cross-Continuum Care Continuity: Achieving Seamless Care and Managing Comorbidities” and has presented locally and nationally on a variety of topics related to nursing professional development, Magnet status and nurse satisfaction. She draws on experiences from a career of over 30 years, as well as her own history to impart not only valuable content to her audiences, but to inspire them to find their “why” in healthcare leadership. She is a member of American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), Association of Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) and the American Nurses Association (ANA).