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Kris McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, FAAN
Asst. Dean, Innovative Clinical Education

E-mail: kmcloughlin@sonnet.ucla.edu

Faculty Research/ Clinical Expertise

Research: Recovery-Oriented Practices in Mental Health Nursing

Clinical Expertise: Serious Mental Illness; Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Disorders; Forensic Psychiatric Nursing; Recovery Practices in Mental Health; Interdisciplinary psychiatric treatment teams and treatment planning; Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice; healthcare systems and system change; designing, implementing and evaluating mental health systems of care; The Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act; and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Olmstead decision.

Clinical Certifications:

ANCC: Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.
ANCC: Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.
CADC-II: Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor-II, Certification Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors, California

Professional Activities

1997-present: American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
2012 – present: National: Recovery Expert Panel
2011 – present: National: APNA co-chair for the ANA Psychiatric-Mental Health Scope and Standards Work Group
2011 – present: National: Recovery to Practice SAMHSA project, Curriculum Committee, co-chair
2011 – present: National: Research Council Steering Committee
2010 – present: National: Recovery to Practice SAMHSA project, Steering Committee
2009 – 2010: National: Licensure, accreditation, certification and education (LACE) Review Panel
2009 – 2011: California Chapter – Board Member at Large
2003 – 2008: National – Co-Chair, Forensic Psychiatric Nurses Council
2001 – 2006: Hawaii Chapter – Board Member at Large
2000 – 2001: Hawaii Chapter - Secretary
1982 –present: American Nurses Association
2006-present: Editorial Board Member, Founder and Column Editor, “Consider This…”
Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, Official Journal of the SERPN Division, International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses
2000-2009: Member: CSAC Board of Examiners - Certified substance abuse counselor oral examiner and ethics reviewer. State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division.
1997-2000: Advisory Board Member: Drug Court, Dual Diagnosis Program, Honolulu, Hawaii.
1997-2000: Ice (Crystal Methamphetamine) Task Force, Honolulu Police Department, Honolulu, Hawaii.


1978 – 1982 Boston College - School of Nursing, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.)
1986 – 1988 Yale University - Yale School of Nursing, New Haven, Connecticut, Masters of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric-Mental Health specialty area (M.S.N.)
2004 – 2006 Case Western Reserve University – Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Cleveland, Ohio Doctor of Nursing Practice Clinical Leadership (D.N.P.)

Honors and Awards

2012: Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)
2006: Psychiatric Nurse of the Year Award: Given by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association to recognize a Psychiatric Nurse who demonstrates vision, perseverance, dedication, initiative and facilitation in the delivery of mental health services to individuals, families and their communities.
1982-present: Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing, Alpha Chi & Delta Mu Chapters


McLoughlin, KA, Du Wick, A, Collazzi, CM, & Puntil, C. (2013). Recovery-Oriented Practices of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Staff in an Acute Hospital Setting. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, May/June, vol. 19, no 3.

Moller, DM, & McLoughlin, KA, (2013). Editorial: Integrating Recovery Practices into Psychiatric Nursing: Where are we in 2013. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, May/June, vol. 19, no 3.

McLoughlin, KA, Geller, JL, & Tolan, A (2011). Is recovery possible in a forensic hospital setting? In Consider This…Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, Vol. 25, No. 5, October, 2011: pp. 390-391.

McLoughlin, KA, & Geller, JL, (2010). Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning in Inpatient Settings: From Myth to Model. Psychiatric Quarterly, December, 81:263–277.

McLoughlin, KA , Webb, T, Myers, M, Skinner, K, & Adams, C, (2010). Developing a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Treatment Mall: An Implementation Model for Mental Health Nurses. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, Vol. 24, No. 5, October, 2010: pp 330–338.

McLoughlin, KA & Fitzpatrick, JJ, (2008). Self-reports of recovery-oriented practices of mental health nurses in state mental health institutes: Development of a measure. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 29: 10, 1051-1065.

Love, CC & McLoughlin, KA, (2007). The Health of the Staff is as Important as the Health of the People We Serve, in Consider This…, Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, Vol. 21, No. 3., Jun 07

McLoughlin, KA., and Geller, JL., (2006). Letter, “The Recovery Model and Seclusion and Restraints”. Psychiatric Services. Vol. 57, No. 7, 1045.

McLoughlin, KA, (2006). The DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice), in Consider This… Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, Vol. 20., No. 5, Oct 06.

McLoughlin, KA, (June 1992). Professional Supportive Caring for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Neurobiological Disorders. E. Peschel, R. Peschel, C. Howe, and J. Howe (Ed.) Neurobiological Disorders in Children and Adolescents. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Inc.

Hoge, MA and McLoughlin, KA. (1991). A group psychotherapy model for acute treatment settings. International Journal of Partial Hospitalization, Vol 7, #1, 55-67.

Hoge, MA and McLoughlin, KA. (1991). Group psychotherapy in acute treatment settings: Theory and technique. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 42, 153-158.

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