Colette Blanchard, MSN, APRN, ANP-C, FNP-C, WHNP-BC

Colette joined the practice in 2005. She is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and graduated high school from Central High School. Colette received a diploma in Nursing from Baton Rouge General School of Nursing and graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She went on to complete her Masters in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University, specializing in adult practice. Her post masters certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner was received from Northern Kentucky University and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from University of South Alabama. She has also received certification in Critical Care Obstetrics from Vanderbilt.

Colette serves as an AHA instructor for ACLS and BLS, as a childbirth educator for Woman’s Hospital with a special focus on natural childbirth, and as a preceptor for nurse practitioner students. She is involved in many organizations which includes serving as a regional representative of Baton Rouge, as well as a board member, for the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners, a member of the American Nurses Association, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) , Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, and is a past board member for the Grief Recovery Center.

Her clinical practice focuses on the specialties of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), insulin resistance, genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes and osteoporosis. She is a speaker for Myriad Genetics and  a part time instructor for the University of South Alabama in the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program. She has also been a childbirth instructor at Woman’s hospital for 25 years.