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Carey Clark, PhD, RN

Carey's Story

2011 Carrie B. Lenburg Award Recipient

Carey S. Clark, PhD, RN, of Arrowsic, Maine, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Excelsior College in 1999. She is an assistant professor at the University of Maine at Augusta, where she is developing a caring-holistic-integral curriculum in the RN-BSN program.

Dr. Clark has taught across the levels of nursing academia, from associate degree to doctoral studies, in both the online and traditional settings. Her dissertation focused on the use of Dr. Jean Watson's Human Caring Theory in nursing education and integral educational approaches as espoused by the contemporary and evolutionary philosopher, Ken Wilber. Clark has worked with the nurse manifest project, performing grassroots research about the state of nursing practice today. A Usui Reiki Master, she has published articles about the nursing shortage and caring in nursing academia in journals such as the International Journal for Human Caring, Advances in Nursing Science, and the International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, and writes a blog for the Nurse Manifest Project.

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