Erin D. Maughan PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, FNASN, FAAN is an associate professor in the School of Nursing at George Mason University. She has over 22 years of experience working in school health as a frontline school nurse, the state school and adolescent school nurse consultant for the Utah Department of Health, and a school nurse researcher and leader. As the former Director of Research at the National Association of School Nurses she co-led the development of a national uniform data set for school nurses, identification of school nurse indicators, and the creation of NASN’s Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice™. She is the also the Co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for School Health Innovation & Quality, an independent Center devoted to advancing data-driven school health/nursing through research, policy, innovation and capacity development. Throughout her career, Dr Maughan has studied and provided consultation on issues related to school-age children and school nurse staffing. Dr Maughan is a Fellow in the National Academy of School Nurses and American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Maughan is certified as an advanced public health nurse; was a Johnson and Johnson School Health Fellow, and is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow alumni (2013 cohort). Her career is dedicated to children’s health, especially those living in vulnerable situations.