Ann M. Laughlin, PhD, RN
Ann M. Laughlin, PhD, RN

Ann M. Laughlin, PhD, RN

Associate Professor
College of Nursing

Academic Appointments

Position

  • Associate 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.

Education

  • Phd in Community and Human Resources; University of Nebraska, Lincoln 2005
  • MS in Nursing; Creighton University, 1994
  • BSN in Nursing; Creighton University; 1976

Publications and Presentations

Books

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

Articles


  • Laughlin, A., Schwartz, M., Lappe, J. (2017)  The association between milk intake and vitamin d status in adolescent girls.  Journal of Pediatrics and Child Nutrition. Published on line  April’2017 http://jnsp.vowscientificquest.com/current-issue.php.
     
     , 2017
  • Dutler, L. & Laughlin, A. (2014) Hepatitis C prevalence in a Native American reservation clinic: Impact of a screening and monitoring program Indian Health Service Primary Care Provider Journal. April, Indian Health Servcie Primary Care Journal, 2014
  • Doll, J., Ryan-Haddad, A., Laughlin, A., Todd, M., Packard, K., Yee, J., Harris, B., & Begley, K. (2014) Building Interprofessional Cultural Competence: Reflections of Faculty Engaged in Training Student to Care for the Vulnerable., International Public Health Journal, 7 (1), 2014
  • Schwartz, M., Laughlin, A., Synowiecki, B. Potthoff, M., Yager, A.(2013) Promoting healthy behaviors in Children: Applying Ignatian Values in Schools., Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 32 (2), 283-298, 2013
  • Laughlin, A., Pothoff, M., Schwartz, M., Synowiecki, B., Yager, A. Combining service learning and research: partnering with schools, Nurse Educator, 35, 188-191, 2010
  • Schwartz, M., Laughlin, A. Partnering with schools: a win-win experience, Journal of nursing education, 47, 279-282, 2008
  • Laughlin, A., Parsons, M., Kosloski, K. D., Bergman-Evans, B. Predictors of mortality following involuntary interinstitutional relocation, Journal of gerontological nursing, 33, 20-6; quiz 28-9, 2007

  • Lappe, J., McManon, D., Laughlin, A.,  Hansen, C., Schwartz, M. & Begley, M. (2017) The effect of
                increasing dairy calcium intake of adolescent girls on changes in body fat and weight.  
               The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN).
     , Doi10.3945/ajcn116.138941.

  • Laughlin, A., Schwartz, M., Lappe, J. (2017)  The association between milk intake and vitamin d status in adolescent girls.  Journal of Pediatrics and Child Nutrition.
     
     

  • Laughlin, A., 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.
               Health and Interprofessional Practice   Published on line   December’2015.
              http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/vol2/iss4/3
     
     , Vol 2 Issue 3

Presentations


  • 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 1-4
    Begley, 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

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