Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing Portland Campus
3455 SW US Veterans Road, SN-4S
Portland, Ore. 97239
Academic interests include acute and chronic pain management using complimentary & alternative medical strategies, health care and American Indian and Alaska Native culture, decreasing health disparities and translating research into practice.
Avid downhill & backcountry skier, windsurfer, biker, swimmer and knitter. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, Hal and labradoodle, Mauja and Labrador Retriever, Khuno.
Education2011: Family Nurse Practitioner, WSU
2010: Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Washington
1997: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, OHSU
1989: MN, Critical Care, UW
1985: BSN University of Colorado
TeachingAdult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner DNP graduate program:
NURS 519A, 509GA, 516A, 509 V, 517, 522, 703, 716, 740, 790
Practice Activities1991- present: OHSU Department of Emergency Medicine
Service activitiesDNP Curriculum Committee, Advanced Practice Nursing task force
PublicationsVaughn, K. (2006). Utilization of nurse practitioners in a hospital-based observation unit. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 32 (2), 125.
Norton, R., Rondeau, D., Vaughn, K., & Hedges, J. (2004). Model for inclusion of nurse practitioners in an academic department of emergency medicine. ACEP Scientific Assembly Abstract.