Joan Anny Ellis Appointed Dean of Delgado Charity School of Nursing

January 05, 2022

Having served in a variety of academic and clinical practice roles during her extensive professional career, Joan Anny Ellis holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, with nursing of children as her area of specialization. She also holds a PhD in Nursing from Southern University and possesses over 30 years of teaching and administrative experience at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral level.

Her professional background includes not only classroom and clinical instruction, but also nursing program development, implementation, and evaluation. During her tenure at Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, she served as the founding dean of the graduate nursing program, which included nursing education, nursing administration, and nurse anesthesia.

Dr. Ellis has also presented numerous continuing education programs on a state, regional, and national level and published articles in professional nursing journals. She has served in many roles, including pediatric staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, clinical educator, nurse researcher, and consultant. She is also a member of an extensive array of professional nursing organizations.

Dr. Ellis resides in Geismar with her husband, Alvin Ellis Jr., and has a son, Justin.

The Charity School of Nursing, established in 1894 and a division of Delgado Community College since 1990, enrolls about 800 students annually in RN and LPN programs. Students currently attend classes in downtown New Orleans, at Delgado Jefferson in Metairie, and at Delgado Sidney Collier in Gentilly. Through a $20 million gift from Ochsner Health, a new Ochsner Center for Nursing and Allied Health is now under construction at Delgado's City Park Campus. The facility will house the Charity School of Nursing and the Division of Allied Health and is scheduled to open in 2023.