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Ann M . Laughlin, PhD, RN

Professor

Nursing

Ann Laughlin

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Faculty - Nursing
College of Nursing
Nursing Practice (Doctorate)
Nursing MSN (Master of Science)
Nursing Post-Graduate (Post-Graduate Certificate)
CRISS II - Criss 2

Ann M . Laughlin, PhD, RN

Professor

Nursing

Ann Laughlin received her Bachelor of Science degree from Creighton in 1976 and
a Masters of Science degree in 1994. From 1990 to 1994, while attending graduate
school, she functioned as a part time clinical teaching assistant, primarily in the area of
medical-surgical nursing with a focus on gerontology. Since that time, she has taught all
levels of students from undergraduate to graduate and has also supervised students in various
clinical areas from a nursing home setting to a hospital setting. Clinical responsibilities have
varied and she has taught everything from “basic nursing skills” to more advanced care.
Most recent teaching endeavors have focused on developing an interprofessional course for
both graduate and undergraduate level students across disciplines at the free health care clinic
established and managed by Creighton University faculty and students.

Research Focus

Health Promotion with Vulnerable Populations Vitamin D status in Adolescent Females Relocation in The Elderly Population

Position

Professor

Books

  • Health and human development
    Ryan-Haddad, Ann, Laughlin, Ann, Todd, Martha, Packard, Katie, Yee, Jennifer, Harris, Barbara: Begley, Begley, Kimberly Building inter-professional cultural competence, p. 37-46 2014
  • Existential and spiritual issues in death attitudes.
    Laughlin, Ann M. The dark night of the soul, p. 257-278 2008

Articles

  • Journal of Interprofessional Care
    Todd, M., Ryan-Haddad, A., Packard, K., Begley, K., Doll, J., Hawkins, K., Laughlin, A., Manz, J., Wichman, C. The develoment of an instrument to evaluate interprofessional student team competency
    32(5), p. 531-538 2018
  • N/A
    Schwartz, M., Lappe, J. The association between milk intake and vitamin D status in adolescent girls 2017
  • Journal of Pediatrics and Child Nutrition
    Schwartz, M., Lappe, J. The association between milk intake and vitamin D status in adolescent girls
    3(1), p. 100118 2017
  • American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
    McManon, D., Laughlin, A., Hansen, C., Schwartz, M. & Begley, M. The effect of increasing dairy calcium intake of adolescent girls on changes in body fat and weight 2017
  • Health and Interprofessional Practice
    Ryan Haddad, A., Doll, J.D., Packard, K., Begley, K., Todd, M., Harris, B., Yee, J. Preparing students for team based care for vulnerable populations
    2(3) 2015
  • Indian Health Servcie Primary Care Journal
    Laughlin, A. Hepatitis C prevalence in a Native American reservation clinic: Impact of a screening and monitoring program 2014
  • International Public Health Journal
    Ryan-Haddad, A., Laughlin, A., Todd, M., Packard, K., Yee, J., Harris, B., & Begley, K. Building Interprofessional Cultural Competence: Reflections of Faculty Engaged in Training Student to Care for the Vulnerable
    7(1) 2014
  • Journal of Catholic Higher Education
    Laughlin, A., Synowiecki, B. Potthoff, M., Yager, A. Promoting healthy behaviors in Children: Applying Ignatian Values in Schools
    32(2), p. 283-298 2013
  • Nurse Educator
    Pothoff, M., Schwartz, M., Synowiecki, B., Yager, A. Combining service learning and research: partnering with schools
    35, p. 188-191 2010
  • Journal of Nursing Education
    Laughlin, A. Partnering with schools: a win-win experience
    47, p. 279-282 2008
  • Journal of gerontological nursing
    Parsons, M., Kosloski, K. D., Bergman-Evans, B. Predictors of mortality following involuntary interinstitutional relocation
    33, p. 20-6; quiz 28-9 2007
  • Adolescent Medicine and Health Care
    The Association of dairy food intake and physical activity on serum lipid levels in adolescent females -0001

Presentations

  • Dinklage, A. & Laughlin, A. (2021). Referring Type II MIs to a Cardiac Rehab Program: A Quality Improvement Project Minnesota Student Nurse Practitioner Conference, February 19, 2021. (Virtual) 2021
  • Dowling, T. & Laughlin, A (2021). Screening for Diabetes Distress in the Primary Care Setting Nebraska Nurse Practitioner Conference, February 19-20, 2021. (Virtual) 2021
  • Iverson, L., Todd, M., Ryan-Haddad, A., Packard, K., Begley, K., Doll, J., Hawkins, K.,  Laughlin, A., Manz, J., & Wichman, C. (2019).  Innovative Assessment of Interprofessional Student Team Competency:  The development of Creighton Interprofessional Collaboration Instrument (C-ICE).  AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference.  Orlando, Fl.  November’2019.   2019
  • Harrison, A. & Laughlin, A. (2019)  An Intervention to Improve Adherence to Prediabetes  Screening and Risk Management. Nurse Practitioners of Idaho Fall Conference October  18-19.  2019
  • Schwartz, M. & Laughlin, A. (2019) The association of dairy food intake and physical activity on serum lipid levels in adolescent females.  Accepted for poster presentation at MNRS 43rd Annual Research Conference.  Kansas City, Mo. March 27-30.  Unable to present due to work being published.   2019
  • Ryan Haddad, A., Laughlin, A., Todd, M., Manz, J., Doll, J.  2017    The Creighton      Interprofessional Collaborative Evaluation (C-ICE): An Instrument to Assess Student Interprofessional Team Interactions  CAB VI Banff, Alberta  October 1-4  2017
  • Schwartz, M., Laughlin, A., Lappe, J. (2016) The Association Between Milk Intake and 25(OH)D in Adolescent Girls. Iota Tau Research Day, CUMC.  2016
  • Doll, J., Ryan-Haddad, A., Laughlin, A. (2016).  Introducing Interprofessionalism: The Who, What,             When, Where, Why, and How   The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual         Conference,  Chicago, April 7-10.  2016
  • Hansen, C. Lyden, E., Schwartz, M., Pfeiffer, H., Laughlin, A., & Lappe, J. (2015) Diet Quality of Adolescent Girls in Relation to Breast Cancer Risk” 5th International Breast Cancer Prevention Symposium. October 2,3 LeGosier, Guadeloupe, French West Indies 2015
  • Packard, K., Yee, J., Ryan-Haddad, A,. Todd, M., & Laughlin, A., Harris, B., Begley, K., & Doll, J. (2015) A Comparison of Two Instruments to Assess Students in an Interprofessional Health Promotion Course for a Vulnerable Population. Collaborating Across Borders, Roanoke, Va. September 25-30. 2015
  • Schwartz, M. & Laughlin, A. Schwartz, M., & Lappe, J. (2014). The Association Between Dairy Food Intake and Serum Lipid Levels in Adolescent Females. Iota Tau Research Day, CUCON, May. Schwartz, M., Laughlin, A., Lappe, J. (2015) The Association Between Milk Intake and Serum Vitamin D Levels in Adolescent Girl The 9th International Symposium on Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis, Montreal, Canada. 2014
  • Ryan Haddad, A., Laughlin, A., Todd, M., Manz, J., Doll, J.  2017    The Creighton      Interprofessional Collaborative Evaluation (C-ICE): An Instrument to Assess Student Interprofessional Team Interactions  CAB VI Banff, Alberta  October 1-4Begley, K., Ryan-Haddad, A., Todd, M., Doll, J., Laughlin, A., Packard, K., Yee, J., & Harris, B         (2014) )  Educating the Interprofessional Team for Vulnerability:  An InterprofessionalCourse   Preparing Students for Working with Vulnerable Populations.  All TogetherBetter Health VII,         Pittsburgh, Pa. June 6-8  2014
  • Schwartz, M. & Laughlin, A. (2014). The Association Between Dairy Food Intake and Serum Lipid Levels in Adolescent Females. Midwest Nursing Research Conference, St Louis, 2014
  • Ryan Haddad, A., Begley, K., Packard K., Todd, M.,Yee, J., Laughlin, A., Harris,B., Doll, J. (2014) Students’ Reflections of an Interprofessional Health Promotion Course for a Vulnerable Population . Poster presented at the CURAS poster presentation, Creighton University, Omaha, NE. It is the College of Arts and Sciences Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship. 2014
  • Schwartz, M., Laughlin, A., Lappe, J., Begley, M., Dannis, L. (2013) Infant Feeding Practices and Effects on Adolescent Growth: A Secondary Analysis. Midwest Nursing Research Conference, Chicago, IL. 2013
  • Laughlin, A., Pothoff, M., Synowiecki, B., Schwartz, M., Yager, A. (2013). Partnering With Schools: Using Nursing Students for a Healthy Living Project. Midwest Nursing Research Conference, Chicago, IL. 2013
  • Schwartz, M., Begley, M., Laughlin, A., Dannis, L. (2012) Accuracy of Parent-Reported and Measured Height, Weight and Body Mass Index in Adolescent Girls and Implications for the Future. Iota Tau Research Day, CUMC. 2012
  • Laughlin, A., Pothoff, M., Synowiecki, B., Schwartz, M., Yager, A. (2011). Partnering With Schools: A Healthy Living Project. International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau, Cancun, Mexico 2011
  • Begley, K., Bunger, J., Doll, J., Gould, K., Harris, B., Laughlin, A., Todd, M. (2011) All Things Ignatian. The Heart Ministry Health Center. All Things Ignatian Poster Presentation Creighton University 2011

Foundation/Association

  • Laughlin, A. & Schwartz, M. Alegent Health Community Benefit Trust Fund Grant – Funded
    for $150,000, May’05
    Money used for development of school health program

  • Begley, K., Todd, M., Laughlin, A., Doll, J., Cochran, T., Ryan-Haddad, A., Packard, K. (2012). Implementation of Continuing Professional Development. National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and American Association Colleges of Pharmacy. Co-Investigator Funded $3,000.

  • Todd, M., Johnson, L., Laughlin, A. Alpha Phi Foundation award to Porto Clinic for Promotion of Womens Heart Health 15,000 September, 2017

  • Todd, M., Johnson, L., Laughlin, A. Alpha Phi Foundation award to Porto Clinic for Promotion of Womens Heart Health 15,000 September, 2018

Other

  • Laughlin, A. PI (August 2007-2009) School Based interventions to promote good nutrition and
    physical activity- A pilot study Dean’s Research Award Funded $1,000

  • Laughlin (PI), Lappe (Co-PI), Schwartz (Co-PI). The Association Between Dairy Food Intake and
    Serum Lipid Levels in Adolescent Females. President’s Research Grant Funded $10,000
    February’ 2012

  • Todd, M. (PI) Abbott, A.(Co-PI), Laughlin, A.(Co-PI) Ryan-Haddad, A.(Co-PI), Yager, A.,(Co-PI)
    Wickman, C. (Co-PI) Quit 4 Good, Haddix Research Grant. Funded $15,000, February, 2014

  • Schwartz, Connelly, Laughlin, Potthoff, & Synowiecki (2015) Preventing Childhood Obesity
    Community Grant- The Balanced Band School Program. Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Funded 25,000

  • Todd, M., Johnson, L., Laughlin, A. Alpha Phi Foundation award to Porto Clinic for Promotion of Womens Heart Health 15,000 September, 2019

Federal

  • Lappe, J. (PI), Laughlin, A. (Co-Investigator) (2008) The Efficacy of Optimal Levels of Dietary Dairy
    on Modulation of Adolescent Weight. Funded for $2.3 million by NIH.

Awards

  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
    American Academy of Nursing
  • Alpha Sigma Nu Honorary Member
    Demonstrates Jesuit values in work/professional life
    Alpha Sigma Nu
  • Heart Ministry Center Volunteer of the Year
    Volunteer involvement with the free medical clinic
    Heart Ministry Center
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Student Community Engaged Service Award
    The proposal highlighted the IPE 413 course Developing Care for a Vulnerable Population: An Interprofessional Collaborative Approach for Health Promotion
    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • Finalist- National Board of Meidcal Examiners Centennial Prize Competition: Tying Teams Together: The Interprofessional Education toolkit
    National Board of Meidcal Examiners
  • Mary Lucretia and Sarah Emily Creighton Award
    Committee on the Status of Women Creighton University
  • National Finalist Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leader Award
    Recognized for Development of School Health Program
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Positive Image of Nursing Award
    Nebraska Nurses Association
  • Faculty Reasearch Scholar, School of Nursing
    Creighton University

Consulting

  • Internal Reviewer
    Creighton University Social Work Program for Accreditation
    Reviewed social work program at Creighton University to determine if the program met the standards for accreditation
    Creighton University
    2019 - 2019
  • Mock Reviewer
    Reviewed NIH submission for Misty Schwartz (PI) The Effects of Infant Feeding Techniques and Nutrient Intakes on Growth and Body Composition in Formula Fed Infants
    Creighton University College of Nursing
    2018 - 2019