Erin Maughan, PhD, MS, RN, APHN-BC, FAAN

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    Erin Maughan

Director of Research

National Association of School Nurses

Silver Spring, MD

Erin Maughan PhD, MS, RN, APHN-BC, FNASN, FAAN currently serves as the Director of Research for the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), where she is responsible for several national research initiatives.  These projects include the identification of school nurse sensitive outcome indicators, the development of a national uniform school nurse dataset, and research studies that investigate school nurse workload, models of practice and the impact of school nurses on children’s health.  Prior to joining NASN she was faculty in the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University (Utah), where she was a tenured Associate Professor teaching public health/community and global health nursing.  She also served as the Coordinator of International Affairs and oversaw the global health and study abroad programs for the College.  While at the College, she served in the community as a member, and later Chair, of both the Utah County Board of Health and the Utah Association of Local Boards of Health.  In addition, Dr Maughan served on the Board of Centro Hispano, a non-profit advocacy group for Hispanics.  She is passionate about helping at-risk populations, particularly through system-level approaches to related to children's health. Previous positions include working for the Utah Department of Health in a variety of capacities including State School and Adolescent Nurse Consultant, and Migrant Education Nurse Consultant; and working as a school district nurse.  Dr Maughan is board certified in Advanced Public Health Nursing. She earned her undergraduate degree in nursing from Brigham Young University and her Masters and PhD in nursing from the University of Utah. Dr. Maughan is a fellow in the National Academy of School Nursing and the American Academy of Nursing.