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New Orleans nurse retires 52 years

NOW COME TO THE STORY AT 6:00 ONLY YOU WILL SEE IT. ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL AND NEW ORIGINAL ORIGINAL IS SWORN AFTER 52 YEARS OF SERVICE. AND SHE GOT ONE OFF OF SENDING. WDSU’S MORGAN LENTES IS STAYING IN THE NEWSPAPER WITH A STORY THAT IS SURE TO MAKE YOU SMILE. MORGAN? Yes, we don’t want you to smile when you meet this beautiful woman. BUT AFTER MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY OF SOME SERVICE, SHE SAID THAT SHE WAS READY FOR SOME REST AND FUN. ACQUELYN DONSEREAUX KNOWS WEDNESDAY WILL BE A PARTY. SHE JUST DOESN’T KNOW HOW THE HOUSE WILL DO. BECAUSE IN A MINUTE, FORMER STUDENTS AND CURRENT FAMILIES AND MANY LOVERS ARE SURROUNDING THE SUCCESS. THE SECOND SHE ENTERED THE BASE AT THE KENNER DELGADO CAMPUS, ENDING A CAREER OF 52 YEARS, CENTRALIZED ON HELPING PEOPLE. >> WE LIVE FOR A REASON AND I CAN’T THINK OF ANYTHING THAT WOULD MAKE ME SATISFY WITH WHERE I AM TODAY. >> It’s a bit annoying when ACQUELYN sets up DON. WE ASKED HER WHAT TO DO NEXT, AND SHE SLEEPED ON VISITING FAMILY IN BURGIAN, BUT A LITTLE BIT. >> SHE THINGS I’M TRYING TO SIT BUT I GOT HER STORY. HAS ANYONE BEEN WHERE THEY WISH I WAS? BECAUSE I CAN’T GO, NO LUCK. >> OUR RENTAL ENDED WITH A SPECIAL SURPRISE, AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM LATOYA CANTRELL THANKING HER FOR HER SERVICE TO THE CITY THAT SHE LOVES. >> THIS IS THE END OF MY 52 YEAR JOURNEY YESTERDAY. I SWEAR I WILL NOT TAKE ANYTHING OR HIM. IT HAS BEEN GOOD. >> ACQUELYN STARTED HER CAREER IN TOURO BEFORE TEACHING THE FUTURE IN SEVERAL SCHOOLS, INCLUDING DELGADO. WE ASKED WHAT ADVICE SHE WOULD GIVE THESE FUTURE GUYS, AND SHE SAID SHE ALWAYS DOES TO PEOPLE MORE THAN THEY DESERVE.

A retired nurse after more than half a century on the job


A longtime nurse has decided to retire after 52 years of service in the New Orleans area. Acquelyn Donsereaux began her career at Touro Infirmary before transitioning into teaching. For more than half a century, Donsereaux has continued to train future nurses at Sidney Collier, Dryades YMCA and most recently, Delgado Community College. A ceremony to honor her was held Tuesday at the Delgado campus in Kenner. “I’ve told a lot of friends that I’m retired but I don’t know who can do it,” Donsereaux said. “(I’m glad) just my beautiful people did it.” Donsereaux was also surprised by a special announcement from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, thanking her for her commitment to the community. “We should live our lives with a purpose, and I can’t think of (anything) that will give me such a reward,” said Donsereaux. “I’ve been nursing for fifty-two years and I swear I won’t take anything.” That’s when Donsereaux said she was ready. When the WDSU sister asked her what she was going to do next, she joked about visiting family. in Virginia, but for a short time. “She thought I would (come) try to stay but I found out about her, I’m going somewhere else. Turks and Caicos. Who got where they want me to be? Because I can be there, I have nowhere to go, no clock .” WDSU asked Donsereaux what advice she would give to these future nurses, she said to always treat people more than they deserve.

A longtime nurse has decided to retire after 52 years of service in the New Orleans area.

Acquelyn Donsereaux began her career at Touro Infirmary before transitioning to teaching.

For more than half a century, Donsereaux has continued to train future nurses at Sidney Collier, Dryades YMCA and most recently, Delgado Community College.

A ceremony was held Tuesday at Delgado High School in Kenner.

“I’ve told a lot of friends that I’m retired but I don’t know who can do it,” Donsereaux said. “(I’m glad) just the beaucoup guys did it.”

Donsereaux was also surprised by a special announcement from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, thanking her for her commitment to the community.

“We should live our lives with a purpose, and I can’t think of (anything) that will give me this kind of reward,” Donsereaux said. “I’ve been nursing for fifty-two years and I swear I won’t take anything.”

It’s a bittersweet moment that Donsereaux says she’s prepared for.

When sister station WDSU asked her what she would do next, she joked about visiting family in Virginia, but only for a short time.

“She thinks I will try to stay but I heard about her, I will go somewhere else. Turks and Caicos. Has anyone got where they want me to be? Because I can live there. I have nowhere to go, no clock,” she said.

WDSU asked Donsereaux what advice she would give to these future nurses, saying she always treats people more than they deserve.

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