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

Erin Dougherty

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

Name: Erin Dougherty

Nickname: None that I know of!

Hometown: Alliance, Ohio.

Alma Mater: OSU and Case Western Reserve University

I can’t live without: The usual – chocolate.

If I could spend the day with one person it would be: Pope Francis.

If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Croatia.

When I have down time, I: Get outside and move.

My favorite movie is: The Sound of Music.

The quote I tend to live by is: “God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.”

I am a nurse educator because: It fit my family schedule better than being an NP, and now I’m hooked, and amazed at how you can exponentially impact the future of nursing.

The best advice I could give to incoming freshmen is: Connect with your classmates and form study groups to support each other throughout your nursing education.

One thing you may not know about me is: I lived in Budapest, Hungary for two years and was a part-time US Embassy nurse.

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