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Mary Coughlin, RN, MS, NNP


Mary Coughlin, RN, MS, NNP, founder and president of Caring Essentials Collaborative, LLC has served as their global learning officer since 2010. Ms. Coughlin’s seminal work merging the Joint Commission concept of core measure with developmentally supportive care frames her current passion. Ms. Coughlin authored the 2011 NANN guidelines for Age-Appropriate Care of the Premature and Critically Ill Hospitalized Infant and most recently authored the book: Transformative Nursing in the NICU: Trauma-informed, Age-appropriate Care (Springer Publishing 2014). An internationally recognized expert in the field of trauma-informed age-appropriate care in the NICU, Ms. Coughlin has been an invited speaker at various national and international neonatal conferences in addition to her passion in educating, coaching and mentoring NICU clinicians and administrators transforming the NICU culture of care. Ms. Coughlin’s clinical background spans over 25 years with a focus in neonatal nursing and advanced practice at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. A graduate of Northeastern University where she received her Baccalaureate and Master of Science degree, Ms. Coughlin also served as an officer in the USAF Nurse Corp for 7 years. Those who have heard her speak, describe Ms. Coughlin as motivational and transformational.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Mary Coughlin is the president and founder of Caring Essentials Collaborative, LLC. She serves on the clinical advisory board for AngelEye Health and receives royalties as a published author. Mary Coughlin receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.
Non-financial: Mary Coughlin is a member of the Academy of Neonatal Nurses, the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, the American Nurses Association, the National Association of Neonatal Therapists, and the American Association of Critical.