Paul R. Clark, PhD, RN, MA

Paul R. Clark, Phd, RN, MA

Paul R. Clark, PhD, RN, MA

Assistant Professor

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.  He also holds a PhD in nursing (2010) as well as Masters degrees in Nursing (2006) and Theology (1997).  After completing graduate school, Clark joined the faculty at the UofL School of Nursing where he teaches Pharmacology and Foundations for Professional Nursing Practice. 

 His Health Service Research focus centers on understanding the relationship between resilience, moral distress, and workplace engagement in Emergency Department nurses.  Topics of interest include but are not limited to how resilience practices can mitigate the negative impact of moral distress, as well as how workplace violence and bullying can add to moral distress, workplace disengagement, and burnout.

He stays active in Emergency Nursing through research in the emergency care setting and as an advisory board member of the Emergency Nursing Research Advisory Council, 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).