BSN, Nursing, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, 1991
AA, Nursing, Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD, 1989
Graduate Program, International Relations, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1978
BA, Government & Politics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1977
Dean’s Teaching Scholar Grant, “Development of Expertise in Nursing Students”, 2008-2009, University of Maryland School of Nursing $5000
“Development of Expertise in Nursing Students”. Competitively selected poster presented at University of Maryland, College Park, College of Education Graduate Student Conference, April 26, 2010.
“Emerging Clinical Judgment and Critical Thinking SimScenarios”. Competitively selected poster presented at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, November 19-21, 2009, Chicago, IL.
“The Intersection of Technology, Educational Theory, and Millennial Culture: An Integrated Online Reflective Journal for Graduating Seniors”, with Susan Antol. Competitive presentation, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Baccalaureate Education Conference, December 4-8, 2008, San Antonio, TX.
August 2006 Educating Nurses: Innovation to Application Conference, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland. Poster: "Standardized patients in undergraduate maternity nursing education".
Johantgen, M., Fountain, L., Zangaro, G., Newhouse, R. , Stanik-Hutt, J., and White, K. (2012).Comparison of Labor and Delivery Care Provided by Certified Nurse-Midwives and Physicians: A Systematic Review 1990-2008. Women’s Health Issues, 22, (1) , e73-e81.
Newhouse, R., Stanik-Hutt, J., White, K., Johantgen, M., Bass, E. B., Zangaro, G., Wilson, R., Fountain, L., Steinbachs, D. M., Heindel, L., & Weiner, J. P. (2011). Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Outcomes 1990-2008: A Systematic Review. Medical Economics, May/June 2011.
Fountain, L. Assessment of the pregnant female. In D. D'Amico & C. Barbarito, Health and physical assessment in nursing (Chapter 26, pp. 821-873). Upper SaddleRiver, NJ: Prentice Hall (2007).
Fountain, L. OB Boot Camp": Maternity Simulators in Clinical Education. Journal of Nursing Education. 45(7), 287 (2006).
“Clarifying Definitions and Measures of Clinical Thinking: A Systematic Review”, symposium presentation at American Educational Research Association Conference, in Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 13-17, 2012.
“The Use of Clinical Simulation by Nurse Educator Midwives”, presentation accepted at the American College of Nurse-Midwives Annual Meeting, to be held in Long Beach, CA, June 2-7. 2012.
“Breastfeeding Initiatives and Strategies”. Invited presentation at the Childhood Obesity Summit, Baltimore, MD, November 15-16, 2011
Primary Teaching Areas:
NURS 487: Clinical Senior Practicum: Course Coordinator, Faculty OB Section
NURS 523: CNL Practicum: Faculty OB Section
NURS 407: Maternal, Newborn, & Women’s Health Nursing, 1999-present: Lecturer and Clinical Faculty
Family Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Programs: OB Clinical Placements, Lecturer, Breastfeeding, Obstetrical, and Newborn topics
Academic & Professional Activities:
2003-Present: Member, Board of Directors, Maryland Breastfeeding Promotion Coalition
2008-Present: Elected member, School of Nursing Entry Level Curriculum Committee
2010: Faculty Liaison, University of Maryland Lactation Center, SMC Campus Center
2002-2010: Member, Joint Committee on Nurse-Midwifery, Maryland Board of Nursing
2003-2010: Maryland Nurses Association Legislative Committee
2001-2008: Program Representative, University of Maryland Nurse-Midwifery specialty, North Eastern Region Comprehensive Exam in Nurse-Midwifery
2003-2004: Secretary, Maryland Chapter American College of Nurse-Midwives
Member, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (through UMSON)
Member, National League for Nurses
Member, American College of Nurse-Midwives
Member, American Educational Research Association
Member, Association of Teachers of Maternal Child Health
Member, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses
Member, Pi chapter, Sigma Theta Tau
Faculty Liaison, Maternal Child Health Advocates, University-wide student organization