Joan Shinkus Clark, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CENP, FACHE, FAAN, FAONL
Joan is an accomplished healthcare executive with more than four decades of experience. During Joan’s career, she has served as a senior vice president and CNO/CNE for major health systems, Magnet® Appraiser for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and a commissioner on The Joint Commission Board of Directors.
As the CNO at Baptist Hospital of Miami, she led two successful Magnet re-designations (2002 and 2006), as well as reorganized their patient care delivery model to the Twelve Bed Hospital© concept. Joan implemented this same model while serving as CNO at Washington Hospital Center. As the EVP/ system CNE of Texas Health Resources (THR), she expanded on the Twelve Bed Hospital concept to 14 hospitals across the organization in all acute care patient areas. During her time at THR, she also was instrumental in creating systems and structures that brought nursing together as one nursing service across multiple sites.
Nursing continuing education has been integral part of Joan’s work throughout her expansive career. To ensure nurses had access to meaningful professional development opportunities, Joan created philanthropic scholarship funds, promoted on-site nursing education and created academic-service partnerships with local universities.
Joan was certified as a Doctor of Executive Nursing Practice at Texas Christian University, earned the Wharton Fellowship for Nurse Executives at the University of Pennsylvania, master’s in Nursing Administration at the University of Florida and bachelor’s in Health Care Administration at St. Joseph’s College.
Joan has extensive involvement with the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (formerly AONE), chairing and serving on a number of committees and recently as President during AONL’s 50th anniversary year.