Dr. Laurie Pomella

Associate Professor lapomella@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

BSN, Florida Southern College
MSN, University of South Florida
Post-MSN Certificate, Florida Southern College
DNP, Chatham University


Dr. Pomella became an adjunct nursing faculty in 2017 and a full-time faculty member as an Associate Professor in 2018. During her time at Southeastern, she has worked with students in the critical care, pharmacology, research, and medical-surgical clinical and classroom settings. In addition, she is an advisor to those students who have declared nursing as their major. 

Dr. Pomella has extensive nursing experience, working as an intensive care nurse for over 19 years at Lakeland Regional Health. In addition, she functioned as a code nurse, relief charge nurse, and a critical care assessment team nurse for over 10 years. Since 2015, Dr. Pomella has had an advanced practice nursing license and been board certified in adult gerontology, and is currently practicing as a cardiology nurse practitioner.  

Dr. Pomella has been a Sigma Honor Society member since 2010 and established the Omega Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International for the SEU nursing program in 2020. 

In her spare time, Dr. Pomella enjoys spending time with her husband and children, reading, and SCUBA diving. Additionally, she has volunteered as a nurse practitioner at free clinics in Polk County since 2017. 

Dr. Pomella shares her favorite scripture for motivation and peace that only He can provide, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans” (Proverbs 16:3). It has been a great honor to serve His glory while providing care to the infirmed and providing guidance and instruction to the next generation of nurses.