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Laura McLaughlin, Ph.D., RN

Associate Professor; Coordinator of Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing option

Courses Taught

Medical-surgical courses, leadership and measurement in the doctoral program, complex care nursing theory, and clinical instruction.


  • B.S.N., Saint Louis University
  • M.S.N., Saint Louis University
  • M.S., Saint Louis University 
  • Ph.D., Saint Louis University

Research Interests

Dr. McLaughlin's clinical research focus is taste dysfunction in head and neck cancer survivors.  She completed a Master of Health Outcome Research and Evaluation Sciences in Spring 2016.

Publications and Media Placements

  • McLaughlin, L. A. (2014). Taste Dysfunction and Eating in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors. MedSurg Nursing, 23(3), 165-170.
  • McLaughlin, L. A., Mahon, S. M. (2014). A Meta-analysis of the Relationship Between Impaired Taste and Treatment, Treatment Type and Tumor Site in Head and Neck Cancer Treatment Survivors. Oncology Nursing Forum, 41(3), E194-202.
  • 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
  • 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