Tara Vaughn


Tara Vaughn
Assistant Clinical Professor
Phone: (361) 570-4317
Office: 122L, UHV Central Building


PhD in Nursing, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX
M.S.N in Nursing Education, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK
M.P.H. in Health Education, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK
BBA in Marketing, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
A.S. in Nursing, Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma City, OK 

License and Credentials

Texas RN License
Board Certification in Advanced Public Health Nursing, ANCC

Current Scholarly Projects

Dissertation project:  Predicting Help Seeking Behavior of Veterans Attending a Homeless Veteran Stand Down Event


Hudson, Camargo, and Vaughn. Academic and Evidence-Based Practice Literacy Strategies. Poster Presentation.  17th World Congress on Clinical Nursing and Practice, Zurich, Switzerland, 2018.

Hudson, C. E., Camargo, K., & Vaughn, T. Scholarly Writing across the Curriculum in Baccalaureate Education.  Podium Presentation. 4th Annual Innovative Teaching and Learning Symposium, University of Houston System, 2018.

Vaughn, T.  A History of Empowerment:  A Review of Nine Concept Analyses Over Time. Poster Presentation. Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE), New Orleans, LA.,  2018.

Vaughn, T. HIV Prevention, Testing, and Treatment in the U.S. Army
Lesotho, Africa Defense Force and Lesotho Ministry of Health, 2014

Vaughn, T. Nursing Education in the United States
Benin, Africa Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Health, 2013

Vaughn, T.  Preventing Compassion Fatigue
U.S. Army Reserve Post Deployment Health Reassessment Program
National Post Deployment Health Conference, Army Reserve, 
Washington, D.C., 2009   

Additional Research Interests

Empowerment in vulnerable populations
U.S. Veteran hepatitis C testing and treatment
Learning styles and experiences of U.S. Veterans attending Bachelor of Science in Nursing program
Compassion fatigue among Army nurses