Friar Paul Calark, OFM. Conv., UofL nursing faculty member, to be inducted as a Fellow in the Academy of Emergency Nursing

Frari Paul Clark OFM Conv. has been selected as a Fellow in the Academy of Emergency Nursing.


In addition to being one of our friars, he also holds a Ph.D., R.N., M.A., and is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing, at the University of Louisville.


Improving workplace health of emergency department nurses is his research focus and his contributions to emergency nursing have led to his selection. Friar Clark will be inducted during the Emergency Nurses Association's annual meeting to be held virtually next week.


The ENA mission is to advance excellence in emergency nursing. Their vision is to be the premier organization for the emergency nursing community worldwide.


Their priorities are guided by these values and beliefs. ENA believes …

  • In the inclusion and contributions of nursing, in collaboration with healthcare partners worldwide, to explore innovative solutions to the challenges of emergency care delivery.
  • Compassion is an essential element of the emergency nursing profession.
  • We should embrace inclusion, diversity and mutual respect in all interactions and initiatives to promote the essential value of different perspectives and experiences within emergency nursing.
  • In a team-based delivery of resources that meet the highest quality standards of excellence for patients and emergency nurses.
  • Emergency care evolves through lifelong learning and a culture of inquiry for the discovery and integration of evidence-based research into emergency nursing practice.
  • Our Code of Ethics establishes and encourages adherence to principles of honesty and integrity.
  • The spirit of philanthropy allows the advancement of the profession of emergency nursing and improves the lives of patients throughout the world.
  • We place the highest value on our members for their contributions to the care of patients and their families, the emergency nursing profession, and our organization.


In addition to substantial contributions to the field, fellows are chosen based on their work to advance the profession and provide visionary leadership to the academy and association.


Clark has been a member of the Emergency Nurses Association since 2001. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Emergency Nursing and serves as a member on the Emergency Nursing Research Advisory Council. In previous years he was a grant reviewer for the Emergency Nurses Association Foundation and the Emergency Medicine Foundation.


He has co-authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and led nearly 30 peer-reviewed presentations on topics that include reducing stress, along with improving retention and workplace engagement among emergency department nurses.


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