Author: Carey S. Clark, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, RYT, FAAN
Bio for Carey S Clark, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, RYT, FAAN
Dr. Clark has been a nurse since 1994 and her research interests are focused on caring and integral approaches in nursing and nursing education. She completed a qualitative research internship at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and she has been actively involved with the grassroots research of the Nurse Manifest Project, which focuses on the emancipation of the nursing profession. She has written about the nursing shortage and transformations needed in nursing academia and the profession.
Following completion of a theoretical dissertation during her studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Dr. Clark has taught many online graduate nursing students for a variety of schools and she continues to write about the need for caring in nursing and nursing education. She was tenured as an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Maine at Augusta, where she developed and implemented a caring-holistic-integral curricular framework for the RN- BSN program, which won an award for Excellence in Holistic Nursing Education from the American Holistic Nurses Association. Dr. Clark is currently the Director of Nursing and Chair of the Medical Cannabis Certificate at Pacific College of Health and Science. She is the Immediate Past-President of the American Cannabis Nurses Association.
Dr. Clark envisions a future world of academia where an integral and caring approach to education is the norm, and where nurses are empowered to create caring-healing-sustainable bedside practices.