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 measures 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 Boston MA. A graduate of Northeastern University where she received her Baccalaureate and Masters 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.