Carolyn McClerking, DNP, MS, ACNP-BC
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty Director
The Ohio State University College of Nursing
Dr. Carolyn McClerking is the founding director of The Ohio State University Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty and is a certified nurse practitioner at OSU Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital working with Blood and Marrow transplant patients . She holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing and Broadcast Journalism from Mississippi University for Women, a Master of Science in nursing from University of Michigan and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from University of Alabama. She is a 20-year Veteran of the United States Army Reserve. Research interests include inter-professional simulation and cardiovascular disease prevention in Veteran minority women.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Safe and effective healthcare requires the collaborative effort of numerous healthcare professionals, yet this need is not consistently addressed during student professional training. It is not only necessary to follow best practices in educating students in effective interprofessional (IP) communication and collaborative behaviors; it is essential that collaborative behaviors and patterns of communication are practiced during professional training. The Education for Clinical Interprofessional Simulation Excellence (EClIPSE) program at the Ohio State University provides a prime opportunity to…