Published September 15, 2020
At AACN’s 2020 Academic Nursing Leadership Conference (ANLC)—to be held virtually for the first time —the John P. McGovern Lectureship Award will be presented to Dr. Cynthia Clark, professor emerita at Boise State University School of Nursing. Dr. Clark is being honored for her groundbreaking work on fostering civility, and she will speak on “The Imperative of Civility and Community in Uncertain Times.” Her presentation will occur Sunday, October 18 at 2:30 pm (ET).
The ANLC will be a month-long virtual experience commencing October 1, 2020. Learn more and register today!
Dr. Clark is strategic nursing advisor for ATI Nursing Education and the Founder of Civility Matters™. As a clinician, she specialized in adolescent mental health, substance abuse intervention and recovery, and suicide and violence prevention. She is a leading expert in fostering civility and healthy work environments around the globe. Her work on fostering civility has brought national and international attention to the controversial issues of incivility in academic and work environments. Her theory-driven interventions, empirical measurements, theoretical models, and reflective assessments provide “best practices” to prevent, measure, and address uncivil behavior and to create healthy workplaces.
Dr. Clark is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the NLN Academy of Nursing Education, and she served as co-chair for the American Nurses Association Professional Panel on Incivility, Bullying, and Workplace Violence. Her presentations number in the hundreds and her publications have appeared in a broad range of peer-reviewed and open-access venues. She is the recipient of numerous teaching, research, and service awards; including 3-time recipient of the Most Inspirational Professor Award, the Journal of Nursing Education Christine A. Tanner Scholarly Writing Award, and the Elizabeth Russell Belford Award for Excellence in Education, awarded by Sigma Theta Tau International. The first edition of her book, Creating and Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education,” received 1st place honors as the 2013 AJN Book of the Year.
The award honors John P. McGovern for his noted clinical practice and research, and distinguished record of scholarship, skill, and service. Award recipients are chosen by the AACN Board of Directors on the basis of their scholarship and the notability of their contributions to nursing, health care, or higher education. Learn more about this award.