I have been fortunate to have excellent opportunities to teach a variety of nursing courses both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I particularly enjoy teaching health assessment and skills labs and have utilized creative teaching strategies to help students understand complex interrelationships among concepts. I was one of the “early users” of concept mapping as a pedagogical approach in the clinical setting. I have experienced the “joys and challenges” of engaging students in both classroom and virtual environments and am excited about exploring new ways to promote student engagement and learning. I believe students in the healthcare professions need more opportunities to solve actual clinical problems in a low stress environment that could be provided via simulation.
My research interest is obesity evolved from my work as a nurse practitioner in the field of obesity surgery. The biobehavioral model is a useful one for exploring and testing interventions aimed at obesity. My early research has focused on the effect of eating behaviors and physical activity on weight loss in gastric banding patients. Later research has explored ways to promote healthy lifestyles in the college age population.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Board Certifications and Licenses
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Baugh, N. and Mellott, K., (1998) Clinical concept-mapping as preparation for student nurses’
clinical experiences. Journal of Nursing Education, 37(6), 253-56.
Baugh, N. and Mellott, K., (2000) Clinical concept mapping. Clinical Education: an Anthology-
Volume III. American Physical Therapy Association, Alexandria, Va.
Baugh, N., Zuelzer, H., Meador, J., and Blankenship. (2007) Wounds in surgical patients who
are obese. American Journal of Nursing, 107(6), 40-50.
Zuelzer, H., and Baugh, N. (2007) Contouring after obesity surgery. (2007) Plastic Surgical
Nursing Journal, 27(1), 3-15.
Chikunguwo, S., Wolfe, L.G., Dodson, P., Meador, J., Baugh, N., Clore, J., Kellum,
J., Maher, J. (2009). Analysis of factors associate with durable remission of diabetes after Roux en Y gastric bypass. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases,
Maher, J.W., Bakhos, W., Nahmias, N., Wolfe, L.G., Meador, J.G., Baugh, N. & Kellum, J.
(2009) Drain amylase levels are an adjunct in detection of gastrojejunostomy leaks after
roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Journal of the American College of Surgeons.208(5), 881–884.
Baugh, N, McNallen, A. & Frazelle, M. (2014). Mary Breckinridge and the Frontier Nursing
Service: Historical Review Using Concept Mapping as a Methodology. The Qualitative
Browning, M, Baugh, N., Wolfe, L.G., Kellum, J., Maher, J.W. and Evans, R.K. (2014)
Evaluation of pre- and post-operative physical activity participation in laparoscopic
gastric banding patients. Obesity Surgery. 4/1.
Harris, D.E., A. Aboueissa, N. Baugh, C. Sarton, & E. Lichter. (2014) 11-Year trends in
pregnancy- related health indicators in Maine – 2000-2010. Journal of Pregnancy. 13,
Harris, D.E., A. Aboueissa, Baugh, N & Sarton C. (2015) Impact of rurality on maternal and
infant health indicators and outcomes in Maine. Rural and Remote Health. 15:3278.
Baugh N., McCain, N.L., Aboueissa, A.M., Driscoll, C., Evans, R.K., & Robins, J.L. (2015) The
relationship of eating behaviors, hunger control, and physical activity to weight loss and
quality of life in laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding patients. Advances in Obesity,
Weight Management & Control. 3(5). doi:10.15406/aowmc.2015.03
Baugh, N., Harris, D., Aboueissa, A.M., Sarton, C & Lichter, E. (2016) The impact of maternal obesity and excessive gestational weight gain on maternal and infant outcomes in Maine: Analysis of Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) results from 2000 – 2010. Journal of Pregnancy. vol. 2016, Article ID 5871313,
Baugh, N. Patient presenting with Chest Tightness. In Cappiello, J.D, Eaton,J., Harkless, G.E eds. A Day in the Office: Case Studies in Primary Care, 2nd Edition Elsevier; 2016.
Harris, D., Aboueissa, A., Sarton, C. & Baugh, N. (2017) Preconception and prenatal smoking among Maine women: Defining risk and determining the impact of abstinence efforts by care providers. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health Currently under Review
Awarded Research Grant from the Maine Economic Initiative Fund Co Investigator: Health Lifestyle Management Technologies Cluster.
Invited Plenary Presentation
National Nurse Practitioner Symposium
Optimizing Outcomes for Your Bariatric Surgery Patient
National Nurse Practitioner Symposium
The Ups and Downs of Weight Loss Surgery
Southworth Planetarium Science Lecture Series
Intervening in the Obesity Epidemic
Advanced Practice Nursing Conference:Meeting the Challenges of Today
Bariatric Surgery in Morbidly Obese Adolescents
Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners
Case Presentation: Pulmonary Embolism
American Society of Bariatric Surgeons Annual Meeting
San Diego, California
Nursing Care Challenges in the Obese Surgical Patient
5th Annual Medical-Surgical Nursing Conference ;Emerging Trends in Adult Health Care