Michelle Madeleine Clark, PhD, MDiv, RN-BC, CNE
 Title: Assistant Professor - Clinical
 Dept: Nursing
 Office: JH 367
 Phone: 216-523-7235
 Email: m.m.clark82@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 367, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
psychiatric-mental health nursing, spirituality, family burden, schizophrenia
Ph.D., Nursing, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2020
B.S., Nursing, Wright State University, 2013
M.Div., Spiritual Care & Counseling, Earlham School of Religion, 2006
B.A., Religion, Earlham College, 2003
Brief Bio:
      Dr. Michelle Clark received her first degree at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, where she studied religion. After her undergraduate studies, Dr. Clark began a master's degree in religion at Earlham School of Religion. She was awarded the Master of Divinity degree in Spiritual Care & Counseling in 2006. In 2006, Dr. Clark began a residency program in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Kettering Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. After this, she worked as a chaplain and bereavement coordinator for hospice as well as a hospital chaplain.

      Dr. Clark began a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Wright State University in 2011. She graduated magna cum laude with departmental honors in 2013. In 2014, she worked as a psychiatric nurse on an inpatient pediatric and adult unit in Bismarck, North Dakota. During this year, she also began work towards her PhD in nursing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 2015, she began a position in acute adult inpatient psychiatry for the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Clark earned her board certification in psychiatric-mental health nursing (RN-BC) in 2017 and her graduate certificate in college teaching and career preparation in 2018. In spring of 2020, Dr. Clark taught psychiatric-mental health nursing clinical for Case Western Reserve Univeristy.

        In May of 2020, Dr. Clark received her PhD in nursing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her dissertation research focused on how parents renegotiate their spirituality after an adult child is diagnosed with schizophrenia. After graduation, she completed the requirements to become a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). Dr. Clark is very excited to be joining the faculty at Cleveland State University as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing.
Honors and Awards:
Level 5 Professional Clinical Ladder - The Cleveland Clinic (2020)
Level 3 Professional Clinical Ladder - The Cleveland Clinic (2019)
1st Place Winner of Interfaith Essay Contest - The Cleveland Clinic (2016)        
Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society - University of Missouri-Kansas City (2016)
Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi & Sigma Theta Tau - Wright State University (2013)
Graduated Magna Cum Laude - Wright State University (2013)
Departmental Honors in Nursing - Wright State University (2013)
Departmental Honors in Religion - Earlham College (2003)
Research Interests:
Psychiatric-mental health nursing
Spirituality and health
Community health
Family support
Teaching Areas:
Psychiatric-mental health nursing
Community/public health nursing
Professional Affiliations:
American Nurses Association & Ohio Nurses Association
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
National League for Nursing
Professional Experience:
The Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH) - Charge Nurse, Acute Adult Inpatient Psychiatry (2015-2020)
Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) - Clinical Instructor (2020)
CHI St. Alexius Health (Bismarck, ND) - Staff Nurse, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry (2014)
St. Rita's Medical Center (Lima, OH) - Staff Chaplain (2012-2013)
Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center (Toledo, OH) - Staff Chaplain (2011-2012)
Community Care Hospice (Wilmington, OH) - Chaplain/Bereavement Coordinator (2007-2010)
Professional Service:
Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital Shared Governance Committee (2018-2020)
Community Service:
Cuyahoga County Medical Reserve Corps (2015-Present)
Board of Directors of Clinton County Free Clinic (2007-2011)