Louisiana State University & Aspen University
My name is Mae Simoneaux. I have been a nurse for 35 years with experience in medical surgical
nursing, hospice, hemodialysis, case management, and leadership. I hold BSN, MSN, and DNP degrees. I
transitioned to the nurse educator role in 2017, where I have achieved the CNE and CNEcl credentials
and developed a love for research and improvement projects– especially when focused on BSN and ADN
nursing students. I have one journal article published in a peer reviewed nursing education journal and
several more studies in the works. My research interests lie in improving didactic and clinical nursing
education but am also studying ways to successfully apply Grit to predict nursing student success.