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Laura Mood

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
  • Co-Director Community-based nursing service (CBNS) initiative, School of Nursing


My passion for professional nursing is rooted in a deep desire to realize equity, inclusion, and justice in the delivery of healthcare and health professions' education. As such, my scholarship has two primary foci, that is to: (1) enhance diversity, equity and inclusion in the health professions' workforce and (2) reduce health inequities via critical questioning and innovation in research methods, teaching-learning, and nursing practice.

Education and training

    • B.A., 1992, Michigan State University
    • B.S.N., 1995, Valparaiso University
    • M.S.N., 2005, University of Michigan
    • Ph.D., 2015, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Certifications

    • Oregon Registered Nurse
    • California Registered Nurse
    • BLS for Healthcare Professionals
    • Perioperative Nurse (CNOR)

Memberships and associations:

  • Association of Perioperative Nurses (AORN): Member
  • American Nurses Association (ANA): Member
  • National League for Nursing (NLN): Member
  • Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN): Member

Areas of interest

  • Nursing education
  • Nursing practice
  • Nursing innovation
  • Diversifying health professions' workforce
  • Inclusion in nursing profession
  • Qualitative research approaches
  • Disability studies

Honors and awards

  • OHSU Employee Milestone Anniversary Award - 15 years (2021)
  • Presidential Gold Award for Volunteer Service (2018 & 2019)


Selected publications

  • Raber, A., Mood, L., Olsen, J. (2022). Authentic literature: Literary fiction as a textbook to engage in nursing professional practice content. Nursing Education Perspectives.
  • Mood, L. (2020). Chapter 4: Care of patients having surgery. In Bauldoff, G., Burke, K., Gubrud-Howe, P., & Carno, M. (Eds.), Medical-surgical nursing: Clinical reasoning in patient care (7th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson.
  • Gubrud-Howe, P. & Mood, L. (2020). Chapter 2: Health & illness in adults. In Bauldoff, G., Burke, K., Gubrud, P.G., & Carno, M. (Eds.), Medical-surgical nursing: Clinical reasoning in patient care (7th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson


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