Saint Louis University

Laura McLaughlin

PhD, RN, Assistant Professor

 Saint Louis University
 School of Nursing

 office: (314) 977-8830
 fax: (314) 977-8949

Dr. McLaughlin teaches the three medical-surgical courses in the accelerated option as well as leadership and measurement in the doctoral program. Her prior teaching experiences include adult medicine theory and clinical instruction at the former Jewish Hospital School of Nursing.

Practice: Dr. McLaughlin has practiced nursing for 29 years. Her experiences have included bone marrow transplant, radiation oncology, and outpatient chemotherapy administration. She has practiced private duty home care nursing since 2003.

Research: Dr. McLaughlin's clinical research focus is taste dysfunction in head and neck cancer survivors. She is a 2014 Saint Louis University Presidents Research Fund Awardee and is currently pursuing a Master of Health Outcome Research and Evaluation Sciences.

Professional and Scholarly Activities: Dr. McLaughlin is President Elect of the Delta Lambda chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. She is a member of Oncology Nursing Society and is a Certified Oncology Nurse. Her past and funding includes the 2011 Oncology Nursing Society Roberta Scolfield Award and the 2012 Oncology Nursing Foundation Career Development Award. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society Research Advisory Panel/Quality, Evidence-Based Practice and Outcomes Subgroup.


  • PhD, Saint Louis University 
  • MSN, Saint Louis University 
  • BSN, Saint Louis University

Select Publications:

McLaughlin, L. A., Hinyard, L. J. The Relationship Between Health Related Quality of Life and Body Mass Index. Western Journal of Nursing Research. Published online 27, January, 2014. doi: 10.1177/0193945913520415.

McLaughlin, L. A. (2013). Taste Dysfunction in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors. Oncology Nursing Forum, 40(1), 4-13. doi: 10.1188/13.ONF.E4-E13

Bultas, M. W. & McLaughlin, L. A. (2012). Using Evidence-Based Practice in the School Health Room. NASN School 2012/11/13/ 1942602X12465964

McLaughlin, L. A. & Mahon, S. M. (2012). Understanding Taste Dysfunction in Persons Treated for Cancer: Implications for Nurses. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 16(2), 171-178. doi: 10.1188/12.CJON.171-178

McLaughlin, L. A., Bultas, M. W., Shorey, S. L. (2012). The Relationship Between HPV and Head and Neck Cancer. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 8(8), 663-664. doi: org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2012.07.013




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