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Assistant Professor of Nursing


  • MSN - Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist - Arkansas State University
  • Nurse Educator Certificate - Arkansas State University
  • BSN - Arkansas State University

Professional Credentials

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • BSN

Teaching Specialties

  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Clinical Education
  • Dosage Calculations

Research Interests

  • Nursing Education
  • Pet Therapy with the Elderly
  • Retention in Nursing Education


  • American Nurses Associations (ANA)
  • Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society


Lauren Johnston received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and Masters of Science in Nursing from Arkansas State University. After graduating with her Bachelors degree she worked in the Long Term Care, Cardiac Cath Lab, Intensive Care Unit, Home Heath, Clinical Instruction, and Case Management. After graduating with her Masters degree she worked in Management and then began her career at Arkansas State University in 2014. She has previously taught Foundations of Nursing Practice, Health Assessment Practicum, Clinical Calculations, and First-Year Experience - Nursing courses in the traditional BSN program, Medical-Surgical Clinical in the Traditional and Accelerated BSN programs, and Community Nursing and Cultural Competency in the RN-BSN program at Arkansas State University. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. Lauren and her husband have two children and enjoy welcoming many more children into their home through foster care.