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
B.S., Nursing, Wright State University
M.Div., Spiritual Care & Counseling, Earlham School of Religion
B.A., Religion, Earlham College
Brief Bio:
     Dr. Michelle Clark has clinical experience in both chaplaincy and nursing. Her first degrees were in religion, and she worked as a hospital and hospice chaplain before becoming a nurse. Dr. Clark is a board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse, and the majority of her clinical experience was on acute adult inpatient psychiatry at Cleveland Clinical Lutheran Hospital. 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 joined the faculty at Cleveland State University as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing in Fall of 2020. Dr. Clark is passionate about working towards eliminating the stigma associated with mental health disorders. She also promotes a holistic view of health and wellness and holds certifications as a yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner.
Honors and Awards:
Level 5 Professional Clinical Ladder - The Cleveland Clinic
Level 3 Professional Clinical Ladder - The Cleveland Clinic
1st Place Winner of Interfaith Essay Contest - The Cleveland Clinic        
Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society - University of Missouri-Kansas City
Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi & Sigma Theta Tau - Wright State University
Graduated Magna Cum Laude - Wright State University
Departmental Honors in Nursing - Wright State University
Departmental Honors in Religion - Earlham College
Research Interests:
Psychiatric-mental health nursing
Community/public health nursing
Spirituality and health
Complementary therapies
Professional Affiliations:
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) - Lecturer (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:
American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Worker (2020-Present)
Cuyahoga County Medical Reserve Corps (2015-Present)
Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital Shared Governance Committee (2018-2020)