Layla Garrigues, R.N., B.S.N., B.S. Share This OHSU Content

Layla Garrigues

PhD student, OHSU School of Nursing


Lives in:
Portland, OR

Dissertation Committee:

Juliana Cartwright, Ph.D., R.N. (Chair)
Paula Gubrud-Howe, Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Donna Z. Bliss, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., F.G.S.A. (University of Minnesota)


Focus Areas:

Gerontological nursing, pressure ulcer prevention

Dissertation Topic:

Pressure ulcer prevention: An exploration of the attitudes and experiences of undergraduate nursing students

Funding Sources:

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Scholarship

John A. Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence, OHSU School of Nursing

Dean's Award for Doctoral Dissertation, OHSU School of Nursing

Professional Organizations:

Gerontological Society of America
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Conference Participation as an OHSU-SON student:

Western Institute of Nursing; poster presentation
Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting
Oregon Gerontological Association
Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education Conference
Northwest Nursing Education Institute
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society Annual Conference
Community Nursing Network Conference

Personal Interests:

I am interested in health promotion and risk reduction for community-based older adults and am fascinated with people from all cultures and backgrounds. In my spare time I enjoy photography, art, languages, entomology, microbiology, parasitology, wound care, backpacking, and traveling globally. My passions include nursing, social justice, and eliminating health disparities. I relocated to Portland to pursue my doctoral degree.