Ann M. Laughlin, PhD, RN

Ann M. Laughlin, PhD, RN

Ann M. Laughlin, PhD, RN

Professor
College of Nursing, Omaha Campus

Academic Appointments

Position

  • Professor

Biography

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.

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • , 37-46
  • , 257-278

Articles

  • , 32(5), 531-538
  • , 3(1), 100118
  • , 2(3)
  • , 7(1)
  • , 32(2), 283-298
  • , 35, 188-191
  • , 47, 279-282
  • , 33, 20-6; quiz 28-9

Presentations

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

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

Current Research Projects

  • Health Outcomes related to Vitamin D status in children/adolescents

Grant Funding Received

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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. (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, 2017
  • Todd, M., Johnson, L., Laughlin, A. Alpha Phi Foundation award to Porto Clinic for Promotion of Womens Heart Health 15,000 September, 2018
  • Todd, M., Johnson, L., Laughlin, A. Alpha Phi Foundation award to Porto Clinic for Promotion of Womens Heart Health 15,000 September, 2019

Awards and Honors

  • Internal Reviewer, 2019
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, American Academy of Nursing, 2018
  • 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, 2018
  • Alpha Sigma Nu Honorary Member, Alpha Sigma Nu, 2018
  • Heart Ministry Center Volunteer of the Year, Heart Ministry Center, 2017
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Student Community Engaged Service Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 2015
  • Finalist- National Board of Meidcal Examiners Centennial Prize Competition: Tying Teams Together: The Interprofessional Education toolkit, National Board of Meidcal Examiners , 2014
  • Mary Lucretia and Sarah Emily Creighton Award, Committee on the Status of Women Creighton University, 2013
  • National Finalist Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leader Award, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2009
  • Positive Image of Nursing Award, Nebraska Nurses Association, 2008
  • Faculty Reasearch Scholar, School of Nursing, Creighton University, 2008