Director of Research
National Association of School Nurses
Silver Spring, MD
Erin Maughan 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 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 co-founded and chaired a county task force that addressed young teen pregnancy and served on the Board of Centro Hispano, a non-profit advocacy group for Hispanics. She is passionate about helping at-risk populations, particularly in issues related to children's health. From 1998-2003 she worked for the Utah Department of Health in a variety of capacities including State School and Adolescent Nurse Consultant, and Migrant Education Nurse Consultant. Prior to 1998, she worked as a school district nurse. Dr Maughan is board certified in Advanced Public Health Nursing and is a member of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Association of Public Health Nurses (APHN), American School Health Association (ASHA), and the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators (ACHNE), where she served as Chair of the Nominations Committee. Before being employed by NASN she was an active member of the organization, serving as the chair of the School Nurse Educator Consortium, a special interest group within NASN. Dr. Maughan earned her undergraduate degree in nursing from Brigham Young University and her Masters and PhD in nursing from the University of Utah.