Laurie A. Pomella

Associate Professor lapomella@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

ASN from Polk Community College, Winter Haven, FL
BSN from Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL
MSN from University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Post-Masters Certificate from Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL
DNP from Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA


Dr. Pomella became an adjunct nursing faculty in 2017 and a full-time faculty member as an Assistant Professor in 2018. During her time at Southeastern she has worked with students in the critical care, psychiatric, pharmacology, and medical surgical care settings.

Dr. Pomella has extensive nursing experience, working as an intensive care nurse for over 18 years at Lakeland Regional Health.  In addition, Dr. Pomella functioned as a code nurse, relief charge nurse, and critical care assessment team nurse for over 10 years. Furthermore, Dr. Pomella has had an advanced practice nursing license, board certified in adult gerontology, since 2015.

Prior to coming to Southeastern University, Dr. Pomella worked for over three years at Florida Southern College. During her time there she was a student advisor, instrumental in developing the curriculum, integrated electronic testing, and served on a variety of committees including the accreditation committee. In addition, Dr. Pomella collaborated with other departments, infusing the nursing caring process into other schools on campus.  Dr. Pomella has been a Sigma Honor Society member since 2010 and is excited to bring Sigma to the Southeastern University nursing program.

In her spare time, Dr. Pomella enjoys spending time with her husband and children, reading, and SCUBA diving.  Additionally, Dr. Pomella 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 “I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13. 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.