Fran Laughton is the co-founder, assistant director, and clinical coordinator for the Registered Nursing program at Mendocino College in Ukiah, California. She has classroom and clinical content certification by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing in Medical-Surgical, Psychiatry, Maternal/Child, Pediatrics, and Pharmacology, and is the lead instructor for these content areas. In addition, Fran is in private practice as a family nurse practitioner.
Upon earning her RN from City College of San Francisco, Fran began her nursing career at Children’s Hospital there. In the years that followed, she led a research program for the University of California, San Francisco; worked in a birthing center in Willits, California; co-authored a model maternity care grant; and worked for thirteen years doing medical investigation and case management for Child Protective Services.
In her role as lead nurse planner for ATrain Education, Fran is involved with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the continuing education courses offered on this website.