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., Aiken, L. (2003). Failure to rescue: Measuring nurses’ contributions to hospital performance. AJN: American Journal of Nursing, 103, 42-47.
- Aiken, L.H., Clarke, S.P., Cheung, R.B., Sloane, D.M., & Silber, J.H. (2003). Education levels of hospital nurses and patient mortality. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 290, 1617-1623.
- Aiken, L. H., Clarke, S. P., Sloane, D. M., Sochalski, J., & Silber, J. H. (2002). Hospital nurse staffing and patient mortality, nurse burnout, and job dissatisfaction. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 288(16), 1987-1993.
- Clarke, S.P., Rockett, J., Sloane, D.M., & Aiken, L.H. (2002). Organizational climate, staffing, and safety equipment as predictors of needlestick injuries and near-misses in hospital nurses. American Journal of Infection Control, 30, 207-216.
- Aiken, L.H., Clarke, S.P., & Sloane, D.M. (2000). Hospital restructuring: Does it adversely affect care and outcomes? . Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA), 30, 457-465.
- Clarke, S.P., & Cossette, S. (2000). Secondary analysis: Theoretical, methodological and practical considerations. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 32, 109-129.
- Clarke, S.P. (1995). Improving the quality of family visits to the ICU [Applied Research]. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 14, 200-212.
- Clarke, S.P. (1995). Characteristics of families: Implications for statistical analysis in family nursing research. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 27, 47-55.