Jonas V Nurse Leader Scholar

Shauna Mangum, MSN, RN

University of New Mexico
PhD Student

I was raised in a small rural community in southern New Mexico and have been a life-long resident of the state. I graduated from nursing school with an ADN from San Juan College in Farmington, NM in 1999 and continue to call this community home. My experiences as a school nurse led me to an awareness of vulnerable populations and health disparities among the population of students I worked with. I became inspired to further my education to gain some understanding and have a foundation in order to address health issues these children faced. I graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a BSN in 2011 and a MSN focusing in nursing education in 2014. I am currently an Instructor of Nursing at San Juan College teaching both clinical and didactic portions for second semester nursing students in a concept based curriculum. My area of focus in teaching is the concepts of health promotion, family, community, culture, spirituality, health care disparities, and vulnerable populations. It is my plan to continue to teach these areas of nursing to raise awareness of population issues that affect community health outcomes. I am also a PhD student at the University of New Mexico studying in a program that will focus on health policy. My interest in research will address health policies that focus on adolescent health issues related sex education provided in the public schools.