Sean Clarke, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
After completing a Ph.D. in nursing from McGill University, Dr. Sean Clarke completed his post-master’s critical care nurse practitioner program and postdoctoral research training at CHOPR in the T32 program in Nursing Outcomes Research. He subsequently joined the standing faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and served as the Associate Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research from 2001-2008. Currently, Dr. Clarke is Professor and Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Program at the William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA. Prior to this he was the RBC Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing Research at the University of Toronto and the University Health Network in Toronto from 2008 to 2012 and served as the Deputy Director for the University of Toronto site of the Nursing Health Services Research Unit funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. He also held the Susan E. French Chair in Nursing Research and Innovative Practice and served as the Director of the McGill Nursing Collaborative for Education and Innovation at McGill University in Montreal from 2012 to 2014. Dr. Clarke’s research deals primarily with organizational aspects of acute care nursing (with a particular emphasis on staffing levels, work environment factors, patient outcomes and nurse occupational health) and nurse workforce issues in generalist and advanced practice. He has authored or co-authored over 125 articles, 25 book chapters and co-edited two editions of a volume on medication safety for nurses. A fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, he holds an adjunct appointment at the Université de Montréal and a visiting appointment at the University of Hong Kong.
Before Penn Nursing
Ph.D. in nursing from McGill University
- Clarke, S.P., donaldson, N.E. (in press). Adequate nurse staffing. In xxxx (Eds.), Advances in Patient Safety & Quality - an Evidence Based Handbook for Nurses. Rockville, MD.: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
- Clarke, S.P. (2006). Research on nurse staffing and its outcomes: The challenges and risks of grasping at shadows. In In S. Nelson and S. Gordon (Eds.) (Eds.), The complexities of care: Nursing reconsidered. (x Ed.)(161-184). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
- Baernholdt, M., Clarke, S.P. (2006). Internet research in an international context. Applied Nursing Research, 19(1), 48-50.
- Clarke, S.P., Aiken, L.H. (2006). More nursing, fewer deaths. Quality and Safety in Health Care, 15(1), 42403.
- Clarke, S.P. (2006). Commentary on West et al., Overcoming the barriers to patient-centred care. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 15(5), 645-646.
- Clarke, S.P. (2006). Organizational climate and culture factors. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 27, 255-272.
- Clarke, S.P. (2005). Staffing the organization for excellence. From front office to front line: Essential issues for health care leaders. (113-144). Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
- Kagan, S.H., Clarke, S.P. & Happ, M.B. (2005). Head and neck cancer patient and family member interest in and use of e-mail to communicate with clinicians. Head and Neck, 27(11), 976-981.
- Clarke, S.P. (2005). The policy implications of staffing-outcomes research. Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA), 35(1), 17-19.
- Clarke, S.P. (2005). Advice to authors: The “Big 4” reasons behind manuscript rejection. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 37(3), 42499.