Getting to Know You: Erin Dougherty, MSN, RN, CPNP

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As part of our ongoing series of faculty and staff profiles, this month we feature Erin Dougherty, MSN, RN, CPNP, assistant professor.

Name: Erin K. Dougherty

Nickname: None that I know of!

Hometown: Dublin, Ohio

Alma Mater: OSU (undergrad), Case Western Reserve University (grad)

I can’t live without: Dark chocolate (and my family, of course)

If I could spend the day with one person it would be: My dad (he died far too young)

If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Santorini, Greece

When I have down time, I: Want to spend it outdoors, being active.I will retire on a lake!

My favorite movie is: The Sound of Music

The quote I tend to live by is: “Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Theresa

I am a nurse educator because: I ran into Pete McClernon (former director of Campus Ministry) at church when I was looking for an nurse practitioner job and he told me MCCN was hiring. I’m glad I applied, it has stretched me in many ways!

The best advice I could give to incoming freshmen is: Remember always why you wanted to become a nurse.

One thing you may not know about me is: I spent the first two years of my marriage living in Budapest, Hungary and was a substitute US embassy nurse practitioner there.

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