MEET Mary

A leader in neonatal nursing, Mary Coughlin MS, NNP, RNC-E has pioneered the concept of trauma-informed care as a biologically relevant paradigm for hospitalized newborns, infants, and their families.

An internationally recognized expert in the field of age-appropriate care, Ms. Coughlin has over 35 years of nursing experience beginning in the US Air Force Nurse Corp and culminating in her current role as President and Founder of Caring Essentials Collaborative.

A published author of a myriad of manuscripts, chapters and text books, Ms. Coughlin has mentored close to 10,000 interdisciplinary NICU clinicians from over 14 countries to transform the experience of care for the hospitalized infant and family in crisis.

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A professional who believes in quality and individual developmental care, Mary Coughlin shares her knowledge in creative and practical ways
— Thereza Vasconcellos Head Nurse Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of S. Francisco Xavier Hospital Lisbon, Portugal

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