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Paul R. Clark, R.N., M.A., Ph.D.

Paul R. Clark, R.N., M.A., Ph.D.
System Educator
(502) 629-5469

Paul R. Clark, R.N., M.A., Ph.D., is a system educator with the Norton Healthcare Institute for Nursing. He joined Norton Healthcare in 2011 after completing his doctoral degree. In his role with the Institute for Nursing, Clark focuses on ways to measure program success, assists with publications and academic poster presentations, advises research councils and individual nurses on research projects, and develops the institute's internal and external website.

Clark earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from St. Louis University, a master's degree in theology from Washington Theological Union in Washington, D.C., and a doctorate in nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. Before attending graduate school, Clark was an emergency room nurse in San Antonio for five years. His dissertation reported the results of a qualitative research project entitled "An Emergency Department Patient's Perception of Safety." He is published in several peer-reviewed journals and is adjunct nursing faculty at the Lansing School of Nursing, Bellarmine University.

Publications
Clark P.
An Emergency Department Patient's Perception of Safety. (dissertation). San Antonio, TX: University of Texas Health Science Center; 2010. Available at www.pqdtopen.proquest.com/#abstract?dispub=3434201.

Clark P, Parsons M, Payne L, et al. Impacting patient safety through the healthy workplace journey. Critical Care Nurse Quarterly. 2009;32(4):305-313.

Clark P. (2009). Teamwork: Building healthier workplaces and providing safer patient care. Critical Care Nurse Quarterly. 2009;32(3):221-231.

Parsons M, Clark P, Marshall M, Cornett P. Team behavioral norms. A shared vision for a healthy patient care workplace. Critical Care Nurse Quarterly. 2007;30(3):213-218.

Clark P. An emergency department staff tackles the healthy workplace initiative: A staff nurse perspective. Topics in Emergency Medicine. 2004;26(4):305-311.

Presentations
Hughes E, Clark P. Improving Start Times for First Case of the Day. OR Manager Webinar; January 31, 2013, Louisville, KY.

Findley T, Clark P. Cultural Competency, Swanson's Theory Align, But More Than Experience Alone Is Needed. Poster presented at: Transcultural Nursing Society Thirty-eighth Annual Conference; October 17, 2012; Orlando, FL.

Hughes E, Clark P. Improving start times of first surgical cases of the day. Podium presentation at: Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders Seventh Annual Leadership Development Conference; September 21, 2012; Louisville, KY.

Hughes E, Clark P. Improving start times of first surgical cases of the day. Poster presented at: Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, 59th Congress; March 26, 2012; New Orleans, LA.

Hughes E, Clark P. Improving start times of first surgical cases of the day. Poster presented at: Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders 7th Annual Leadership Development Conference; September 15, 2011; Louisville, KY.

Clark P. An emergency department patient's perception of safety. Poster presented at: Southern Nurse Research Society 24th Annual Conference; Feb. 3-6, 2010; Austin, TX.

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