Paul R. Clark, PhD, RN, MA

Paul R. Clark, PhD, RN, MA

Paul R. Clark, Phd, RN, MA

Paul R. Clark, PhD, RN, MA

Assistant Professor
prclar01@louisville.edu
502.852.7405

Paul Clark is the graduate of an accelerated BSN program.  Following graduation he worked as an RN in the post-operative medical surgical and adult Emergency Department care settings.  After completing graduate school, Clark joined the faculty at the UofL School of Nursing where he teaches pharmacology and works with students as a clinical instructor.  He stays active in Emergency Nursing through research in the emergency care setting and as an advisory member of the Institute of Emergency Nursing Research, the research arm of the Emergency Nurses Association.  Besides his full time work with the UofL School of Nursing, Dr. Clark is a System Educator for the Institute for Nursing in the Norton Healthcare System (Louisville, KY).

My ORCID ID is http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4990-875X

Education:

  • PhD: Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 2010
  • MSN, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 2006
  • BSN, St. Louis University, 1999
  • MA: Theology, Washington Theological Union, 1997
  • BA: Biology, St. Louis University, 1989

Educational Interests:

University of Louisville, School of Nursing
  • Pharmacotherapeutics [Didactic](N395) – 2014 (Fall), 2015 (Spring, Summer, Fall), 2016 (Spring, Fall)
  • Theoretical Nursing Interventions  [Clinical] (N364) – 2014 (Fall), 2015 (Spring, Fall), 2016 (Spring, Fall)
Kentucky Institute of International Studies – courses taught in Tanzania, East Africa, 2016
  • Global Health Care [Didactic] (NUR317-2) – 2016 (Summer)
  • Special Topics:  Cultural Influences which Impact Quality Healthcare Delivery [Didactic] (NUR317-1) – 2016 (Summer)

Recent Publications

Wolf, L.A., Perhats, C., Delao, A.M., Clark, P. (2017).  Workplace aggression as cause and effect: Emergency nurses’ experiences of working fatigued.  International Emergency Nursing Journal, 33(2017), 48 - 52.  https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ienj.2016.10.006

 Wolf, L.A., Perhats, C., Delao, A.M., Clark, P., Moon, M.D.  (2017).  On the threshold of Safety:  A qualitative exploration of nurses’ perceptions of factors involved in safe staffing levels in emergency departments.  Journal of Emergency Nursing, 43(2), 150 – 157.  https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jen.2016.09.003

*Fitzgerald, E.M., Myers, J.G., Clark, P. (2017) Nurses need not be guilty bystanders: Caring for vulnerable immigrant populations.  OJIN: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 22(1).  https://dx.doi.org/10.3912/OJIN.Vol22No01PPT43

 Wolf, L.A., Perhats, C., Delao, A.M., Clark, P. (2016).  Workplace aggression as cause and effect: Emergency nurses’ experiences of working fatigued.  International Emergency Nursing Journal.  Accepted for publication ahead of print on December 2, 2016.  https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ienj.2016.10.006

 Wolf, L.A., Perhats, C., Delao, A.M., Clark, P., Moon, M.D.  (2016).  On the threshold of Safety:  A qualitative exploration of nurses’ perceptions of factors involved in safe staffing levels in emergency departments.  Journal of Emergency Nursing. Accepted for publication ahead of print on November 8, 2016.  https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jen.2016.09.003

 Niemczewski, J., Polivka, B., Clark, P.  (2016). Evaluating an outpatient diabetes program telephone follow-up process on glycosylated hemoglobin levels.  Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 9(2), 199 – 216.  https://doi.org/10.1891/2380-9418.9.2.199

 Reece, S., Cooke, C., Polivka, B., Clark, P. (2016). Relationship between mock code results on medical/surgical units, unit variables, and RN responder variables. MEDSURG Nursing, 25(5), pp. 335 – 40.

 Hutti, M.H., Polivka, B., White, S., Hill, J., Clark, P., Cooke, C., Clemens, S., Abell, H.  (2016).  Experiences of nurses who care for women after fetal loss.  JOGNN – Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 45, 17 – 27.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jogn.2015.10.010

 Wolf, L.A., Perhats, C., Delao, A.M., Moon, M.D., Clark, P., Zavotsky, K.E.  (2016). “It’s a burden you carry”:  Describing moral distress in emergency nursing.  Journal of Emergency Nursing, 42(1), pp. 37 - 46.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jen.2015.08.008

Wolf, L.A., Carman, M., Clark, P.R.  (2016). Protecting behavioral health research participants in the ED setting:  Issues of consent.  Journal of Emergency Nursing, (42)1, pp. 85-6. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jen.2015.10.017

Wolf, L.A., Delao, A.M., Perhats, C., Clark, P., Moon, M.D., Baker, K.M., Carman, M.J., Zavotsky, K.E., Lenehan, G.  (2015). Exploring the management of death:  Emergency nurses perceptions of challenges and facilitators in the provision of end of life care in the emergency department.  Journal of Emergency Nursing, 41(5), e23 – e33.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jen.2015.05.018

 Carman, M., Clark, P.R., Wolf, L.A., Moon, M.D. (2015).  Sampling considerations in emergency nursing research.  Journal of Emergency Nursing. 41(2):162-164.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jen.2014.12.016:

For a complete listing of my publications, go to https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Paul_Clark32/info and http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4990-875X

Recent Presentations:

*Clark, P., Sanders, B., Polivka, B., Roth, K., Zwart, M. (2017). Pediatric ED staff preferences for a critical incident staff debriefing process. Research!Louisville, 2017, Louisville, KY.  (Poster presentation, September 8, 2017).

*Fitzgerald, E.,Myers, J., and Clark, P.  (2017).  Quiet Leadership: Strategies to avoid guilty bystanding and promote social justice.  European Transcultural Nursing Society 5th Annual Conference, Odense, Denmark.  (Podium presentation, June 18th, 2017).

*Clark, P., Polivka, B., Roth, K., Zwart, M. (2017). Pediatric ED staff preferences for a critical incident staff debriefing process. Midwest Nursing Research Society 41st Annual Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN.  (Podium presentation, April 8, 2017, PS15-166).

Fitzgerald, E.,Myers, J., and Clark, P.  (2016).  Nurses need not be guilty bystanders: A framework for caring for vulnerable migrant populations in challenging times.  Transcultural Nursing Society 42nd Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH.  (Podium presentation, October 15, 2016).

Hutti, M.H.,  Polivka, B.J., Clark P.R., White, S., Hill, J., Cooke, C., Jansen, K., and Abell, H. (2015).  A comparison of the caring processes used by obstetric, surgical, and emergency nurses when caring for women with a fetal loss.  2015 AWHONN Annual Convention,  Long Beach, CA. (Podium Presentation June 13, 2015).

Clark, P., Fitzgerald, E., Myers, J.  (2014). Nurses need not be guilty bystanders.  American Public Health Association 142nd Annual Meeting and Expo.  New Orleans, LA (Podium Presentation, November 18, 2014).

Clark, P., Cooke, C., Hutti, M., Polivka, B., Hill, J., White, S. (2014).  ED nurses’ unique experiences when caring for perinatal loss patients.  Research!Louisville, 2014.  Louisville, KY (Poster Presentation, September 19th, 2014)

Clark, P.  (2016)  Care of the Older Adult in the ED after a Fall:  Nursing - Actions for Trauma in the Elderly – Louisville Area Geriatric Nurses Assn.  CEU Presenter

Research Interests:

Health Services Research projects, improving staff workplace health improvement in the patient care setting through staff critical incident debriefing interventions and improved understanding of moral distress through studies of workplace bullying & incivility as well as the relationship between personal resilience, moral distress and workplace engagement.

Research Activity

Funded Research

  •  2017 – 2018:  Principal Investigator, Resilience, Moral Distress, and Workplace Engagement in Emergency Department Nurses, American Nursing Foundation Sayer Memorial Scholar research grant.  $5,000.
  •  2015 – 2017:  Principal Investigator, Pediatric Emergency Department Staff Preferences Regarding the Critical Incident Debriefing Process, University of Louisville School of Nursing Shirley B. Powers research grant.  $1,630.

 Research

  •  2016 – 2017:  Co-Investigator, Lateral Violence and Bullying in the Workplace (qualitative research, Institute of Emergency Nursing Research).

2017

Faculty Favorite, University of Louisville

2016

Black and Red Banquet Honoree, (faculty member who inspired student to excel in the classroom)
University of Louisville Athletics Department

2015

Faculty Favorite 2014 - 15, (an outstanding professor nominated by students)
Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning - University of Louisville

2012

3rd Place, Clinical Leadership in Evidence Based Practice Poster
Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders 2012 Annual Leadership Conference