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Angela P. Clark, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN, FAHA | Associate Professor Emerita

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Phone: 512 471-9078
Fax: 512 471-4910

Office: NUR 4.166
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
1710 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701

Angela P. Clark, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN, FAHA, is an Associate Professor Emerita, and a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Cardiopulmonary and Diabetes Care. She is a past President of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) (2005-2006) and a past President of the American Heart Association, Capitol Area Division, Texas (first non-physician). Dr. Clark was elected into the American Academy of Nursing in 1992 and is a founding member of the Acute and Critical Care Expert Panel. She is an elected Fellow in the American Heart Association, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and was an invited member for the Committee to develop the Scope and Standards for Cardiovascular Nursing (convened by the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and the American Nurses Association). She served as one of 3 editors of the new Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) national guidelines on family presence during resuscitation and invasive procedures. She conducted several funded studies for people living with chronic heart failure.

Completed Research Projects (2000-2013)

  • Health-Promoting Self Care in People with Heart Failure, Funding NIH/NINR R03 (funded Aug 2005-July 2008): a randomized control study of a education/support intervention, delivered in the home setting for people living with heart failure. Includes health promotion, symptom management, medications, positive thinking, memory strategies, and when to seek help for symptoms. Research Team: Angela P. Clark, PI; Graham McDougall, PhD, RN, FAAN, Co-investigator; Consultants: Barbara Riegel, DNSc, RN, FAAN, FAHA; George Rogers, MD (Cardiologist). Research team: Ashley Davila, MSN, CNS; Carol Delville, MSN, CNS; Glenda Joiner, PhD, RN, CNS; Sheri Innerarity, PhD, RN, CNS, FNP; Marty Meraviglia, PhD, RN, CNS; Hsing-Mei Chen, MSN, doctoral student.
  • Validation of Core Competencies for Clinical Nurse Specialists (National Survey N=505).
  • Characteristics of Sleep Disorders in People Living with Heart Failure (Funded by TOBGNE, Texas Organization of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education). Collaboration with Seton Medical Center Heart Failure Clinic and Texas Cardiovascular Consultants (TCC).
  • Attitudes and Experiences of Healthcare Providers and Family Members. 2003-2006. Funding by the Strauss Distinguished Professorship in Pediatric Surgery, University of Texas, Health Science Center of Dallas /Children's Medical Center of Dallas. Research team includes: Janice Mangurten, PI, , Lori Mintle Vinson, Shari Scott, Jenny Sperry, Sue Scott, MD, Barry Hicks, MD, Lonnie Roy, PhD, Cathie Guzzetta, PhD, RN, Angela Clark, PhD, RN, Wayne Voelmeck, PhD, RN.
  • Hartford Nurse Competence in Aging SNAP Grant, 2003-2005 (SNAP=Specialty Nursing Association Partners in Geriatrics), Awarded to the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Co-PIs: Dr. Angela Clark and Dr. Kathy Baldwin. Awarded by The Hartford Foundation/American Nurses Association/American Nurses Credentialing Center.
  • Health Promotion in Heart Failure. Pilot study funding from the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (CHPR), NIH/NINR Grant; June 2001-May 2002. Research team: A. Clark, PhD, RN, PI; Nell Gottlieb, PhD, Co-investigator; Carol Delville, and Dorothy Darby (graduate students).
  • Broken Hearts: The Experience of Symptom Management in Heart Failure. Funded by the Dean's Faculty Research Award.2000-2002. Research team: A. Clark, Pl; Cheryl Windstein Hurtado and Sheena Carswell.
  • Family Presence During Resuscitation/Invasive Procedures. 1997-2000. Funded by the Emergency Medicine Foundation/Emergency Nursing Foundation Team Grant, for a clinical study at Parkland Hospital Emergency Room, Dallas, Texas. Research team: T. Meyers, D. Eichhorn, C.Guzetta, A.Clark, J. Klein, E. Taliaferro, Amy Calvin.

Research and Scholarly Interests/Areas of Publications

  • Heart failure
  • Heart health and illness
  • Outcomes from cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Acute care nursing interventions related to cardiopulmonary health and recovery, especially as related to oxygenation
  • Prevention of adverse events in health care settings
  • Diabetes care-acute care interventions and education for self-care
  • Family presence during resuscitation and invasive procedures (Dr. Clark is a member of the Family Presence Parkland Study Research Team)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist practice and outcomes
  • Clark, A.P., McDougall, G., Riegel, B., Joiner, G., Innerarity, S., Meraviglia, M., Davila, A., Delville. (2014). Health status and self-care outcomes following an education-support intervention for people with chronic heart failure.¬† Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 29(5), DOI: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000169 (published online ahead of print).
  • American Academy of Nursing Policy Brief: Improving Health and Healthcare Systems with APRN Practice in Acute and Critical Care Settings. (2014). Mary Fran Tracy, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN, Angela P. Clark, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, FAHA, Ruth Lindquist, PhD, RN, FAAN, Kathleen Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN, Garrett K.¬†Chan, PhD, APRN, FAEN, FPCN, FNAP, FAAN, Richard B. Arbour, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN, CCNS, FAAN, Mary Jo Grant, PhD, APRN-AC, FAAN, on behalf of the American Academy of Nursing, Expert Panel on Acute and Critical Care. (Paper approved by AAN Board of Directors Summer 2014, In Press for Nursing Outlook).
  • Clark, A. P., Guzzetta, C., & O’Connell, K. (2013). Solicited Commentary: Family presence during resuscitation attempts is associated with positive psychological effects for the observers. British Medical Journal: Evidence-Based Mental Health. 16:78.
  • Chen, H-M., Clark, A. P., Tsai, L-M. Liu, Y, Wu, S.J. (2013) Daytime sleepiness in Taiwanese people with heart failure. Journal of Nursing Research. 21(1), 39-47.
  • Clark, A.P., McDougall, G., Joiner, G., Innerarity, S., Meraviglia, M., Davila, M., Davila, A., Delville, C. (2012). Explanatory models of heart failure etiology. Dimensions of Critical Care. 31(1), 46-52.
  • Clark, A. P. and Flanders, S. (2012). Interruptions and medication errors: Part II. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 26(5), 239-243.
  • Rubinsky, M. and Clark, A. P. (2012). Early enteral nutrition in the critically ill adult. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 31(5), 267-274.
  • Beddingfield, E. and Clark, A. P. (2012). Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrests: Improving adherence to national guidelines. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 26(1), 12-18.
  • Dugger, L. Clark, A. P. (2011). Can Hemoglobin A1c testing in hospital settings help the early identification of diabetes? Clinical Nurse Specialist, 25(4), 171-175.
  • Foster, J., Clark, A. P., Heye, M. L., Rosenow, D., Baldwin, K., Villagomez, E. T., Wilkinson, S., Bantell, M. D., Gilliland, I., and Ward, S. (2011). Differentiating the Clinical Nurse Specialist and Clinical Nurse Leader. Nursing Management. 51-54.
  • Flanders, S., Clark, A. P., (2010). Interruptions and medication errors: Part I. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 24(6), 281-285.
  • Clark, A. P. (2010). A model for ethical decision-making in cases of patient futility. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 24(4), 189-190.
  • Chen, H-M., Clark, A. P., Tsai, L-M. Chao. (2010). Self-reported health-related quality of life and sleep disturbances in Taiwanese people with heart failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 25(6), 503-513.
  • Baldwin, K.M., Clark, A. P., Fulton, J. & Mayo, A. (2009). National validation of the NACNS clinical nurse specialist core competencies. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 41:2, 193–201.
  • Chen, H-M., Clark, A. P., Tsai, L-M. Chao, Y-F. Self-reported sleep disturbance of patients with heart failure in Taiwan. (2009). Nursing Research. 58:1, 63-71.
  • Smith, S., Malone, J., Agwu, C., Clark, A. P. (2009). Millennials and their value cohort: How to educate them. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 23(6). 289-292.
  • Clark, A. P. (2009). Advanced practice nursing. American Journal of Nursing.109:17-18.
    Profile: Angela P. Clark, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN, FAHA. (2009). Rust, J. E., (Ed). Clinical Nurse Specialist, 23(5), 278-279.
  • Liu, H., & Clark, A. P. (2009). Cardiopulmonary resuscitation training for family members. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 28(4), 156-163.
  • Guzzetta, C. G., Clark, A. P., & Halm, M. (Editors). (2008). Presenting the Option for Family Presence, 3rd edition. Emergency Nurses Association. Des Plaines, Illinois: ENA. (These are the national ENA Guidelines for Family Presence during resuscitation and invasive procedures—a major evidence-based reference, CD and hard copy, reflecting state of the science--8 chapters, set of power points slides, tools for implementation, research instruments for pilot projects), 1-108 + CD.
  • Scope and Standards Task Force for the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/American Nurses Association (Albert, N. M., Barnes, D., Clark, A. P., Coe, P., Cooper, J., Gorski, K. A., Gulanick, M., Gura, M. T., Handburg, E., Matula, P. A., Remsburg, R. E., Riegel, B., Rummell, M., Sethares, K., Stanik-Hutt, J., Trupp, R. J. & Zarling, K.)  (2008). Standards of Cardiovascular Nursing Practice (the new national standards), 1-119.
  • Foster, K. & Clark, A. P. (2008). Increasing hand hygiene compliance: A mystery? Clinical Nurse  Specialist, 22(6), 263-267.
  • Restau, J. & Clark, A. P. (2008). The neutropenic diet: Does the evidence support this intervention? Clinical Nurse Specialist, 22(5), 208-211.
  • Baldwin, K. M., Clark, A. P., Fulton, J., Hazard, B., Hopp, L. & Mayo, A. (2008). American Nurses Credentialing Center report on the validation of the NACNS clinical nurse specialist core competencies through a national survey. (pgs 1-60). NACNS: Linglestown, PA. (This research paper was provided to ANCC, the group that certifies advanced practice nurses in the U.S. for use in the preparation and psychometrics of the new role level CNS exam that is being developed by ANCC, August 2008).
  • Clark, A., Guzzetta, C. E., Aldridge, M. A, Meyers, T. A.. Eichhorn, D., & Voelmeck, W. (2007). Family presence at the bedside during invasive procedures and CPR: when pigs fly. Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 5th edition, D. Mason, J. Leavitt, and M. Chaffee, Eds. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.
  • Chen, H-M & Clark, A. P. (2007). Sleep disturbances in people with chronic heart failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 22(3), 177-185.
  • Goudreau, J. A., Baldwin, K., Clark, A., Fulton, J., Lyon, B., Murray, T., Rust, J. E., and Sendelbach S. for the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. (2007) Position Paper: A vision of the future for Clinical Nurse Specialists-July 2007. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 21(6), 310-320.
  • Shammas, A. and Clark, A. P. (2007). Trendelenburg position to treat acute hypotension: helpful or harmful? Clinical Nurse Specialist, 21(4), 181-187.
  • Grimes, C., Thornell, B., Clark, A. P., & Viney, M. (2007). Developing rapid response teams: Best practices through collaboration (C.E. feature article). Clinical Nurse Specialist, 21(2), 85-92.
  • Clark, A. P., Guiliano, K., & Chen, H-M. (2006). Pulse oximetry revisited: “But his 02 sat was normal!” Clinical Nurse Specialist, 20(6), 268-272.
  • Ward, S. & Clark, A. P. (2006). Improving patient outcomes with intensive insulin therapy. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 10(4), 170-174.
  • Clark, A. P., Stuifbergen, A., Gottlieb, N. H., Voelmeck, W., Darby, D., & Delville, C.(2006). Health promotion in heart failure-a paradigm shift? Holistic Nursing Practice, 20(2), 73-79.
  • Foster, J. G. W., & Clark, A. P. (2006). Functional recovery following neuromuscular blockade in mechanically ventilated critically ill patients. Heart & Lung, 35, 178-189.
  • Clark, A. P., & McDougall, G. (2006). Cognitive impairment in heart failure. Dimensions of Critical Care, 25(3), 93-100 (CE feature article).
  • Guzzetta, C.E., Clark, A. P., Wright, J. L. (2006). Family presence in emergency medical services for children. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 7(1), 15-24.
  • Margurten, J., Scott, S. H., Guzzetta, C. E., Clark, A. P., Vinson, L., Sperry, J., Hicks, B., & Voelmeck, W. (2006). Family presence during resuscitation and invasive procedures in a pediatric emergency department, Journal of Emergency Nursing, 32, 225-233.
  • Robichaux, C. M. & Clark, A. P. (2006). Practice of expert critical care nurses in situations of
    prognostic conflict at the end of life. American Journal of Critical Care Nursing, 15(5), 480-491 (CE feature article).
  • Clark, A., Guzzetta, C. E., Aldridge, M. A, Meyers, T. A.. Eichhorn, D., & Voelmeck, W. (In press). Family presence at the bedside during invasive procedures and CPR: when pigs fly. Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 5th edition, D. Mason, J. Leavitt, and M. Chaffee, Eds. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.
  • Clark, A.P., Aldridge, M., D., Guzzetta, C. E., Nyquist- Heise P., Norris, M., Loper, P., Meyers, T., & Voelmeck, W. (2005). Family presence during resuscitation. Critical Care Clinics of North America, 17, 23-32.
  • Simpson, C. and Clark, A. P. (2005). Nosocomial UTI: Are we treating the catheter or the patient? Clinical Nurse Specialist, 19(4), 175-179.
  • Carter, P. A. and Clark, A. P. (2005). Assessing and treating sleep problems in family caregivers of intensive care unit patients (CE feature). Critical Care Nurse, 25(1), 16-25.
  • Aldridge, M. and Clark, A. P. (2005). Making the right choice: Family presence and the CNS. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 19(3), 113-116.
  • Clark, A. P. (2005). NACNS' letter to the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners about the nature of CNS specialization. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 19(2), 57-59.
  • Clark, A. P. (2005). Finding your voice. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 19(2), 53-54.
  • Clark, A. P., Davidson, S. B., Baldwin, K. , Bingle, J. M., Clark, K., Davidson, S., Dayhoff, N., Fulton, J. S., Gerard, P., Hasbargen, B. J., Lyon, B. L., Murray, T., Rust, J. E., & Tidwell, B. B. (2004). National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice and Education, 2nd ed. Linglestown, PA: NACNS.
  • John Hartford Geriatric Nursing Initiative/American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Expert Panel: Alderman, J. L., Brittis, S., Clark, A. P., Colling, J., Fay, V. P., Fulton, J. S., et al. (2004). Nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialists competencies for older adult care. AACN: Author.
  • Clark, A. P. (2004). Paradigms and filters (or, who is protecting the public and from what?). Clinical Nurse Specialist, 18(6), 269-270.
  • Clark, A.P. (2004). Taking the high road. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 18(5), 222-223.
  • Clark, A. P. (2004). Leadership in the NACNS family. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 18(4), 109-110.
  • Clark, A. P. & Baldwin, K. Best practices for care of older adults: Highlights and summary from the Preconference (CE feature). (2004). Clinical Nurse Specialist, 18(6), 288-301.
  • Volker, D. & Clark, A. P. (2004). Taking the high road: What should you do when an adverse event occurs? Part II. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 18(4), 180-182.
  • Clark, A. P. (2004). Taking the high road: What should you do when an adverse event occurs? Part I. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 18(3),118-119.
  • Robichaux, C., Dittmar, V., & Clark, A. P. (2004). Are we providing culturally competent care? Clinical Nurse Specialist, 19(1), 11-14.
  • Clark, A. P. & Houston, S. (2004). Nosocomial infections: An issue of patient safety (part 2). Clinical Nurse Specialist, 18(2), 62-64.
  • Baldwin, K. , Bingle, J. M., Clark, A. P., Clark, K., Davidson, S., Dayhoff, N., Fulton, J. S., Gerard, P., Hasbargen, B. J., Lyon, B. L., Murray, T., Rust, J. E., & Tidwell, B. B. (2004). An annotated bibliography reflecting CNS practice and outcomes. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 18(1), 21-39, (with Introduction by J. S. Fulton and K. Baldwin).
  • Clark, A. P. (2004). What's all the HIPAA hype? The 2004 Sourcebook for Advanced Practice Nurses, 6-11.
  • Clark, A. P. (2004). Renaissance and resilience. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 18(3), 109-110.
  • Clark, A. P. (2004). Going from good to great. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 18(2), 57-58.
  • Baldwin, K. & Clark, A. (2004). Assessment of nutritional status in older adults. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 18(6), 294-295.
  • Clark, A. P. (2003).Nosocomial infections: An issue of patient safety (Part 1). Clinical Nurse Specialist, 17(6), 284-285.
  • Clark, A.P. & Taxis, C. (2003). Developing ethical competence in nursing personnel. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 17(5), 236-237.
  • Clark, A. P. and Gerhardt, S. D. (2003). HIPAA is Here: Did you hear what that nurse just said? Clinical Nurse Specialist, 17(4), 2-4.
  • Clark, A. (2003). Malpractice prevention and technology expertise. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 17(3), 1-2.
  • Walker, J., Gerard, P. S., Bayley, E. W., Coeling, H., Clark, A.P., Dayhoff, N., & Goudreau, K. (2003). A description of clinical nurse specialist programs in the United States. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 17(3), 50-57.
  • Clark, A. & Volker, D. (2003). Truthfulness. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 17(1), 17-18.
  • Rust, J.E., & Clark, A. (2002). Developing Clinical nurse specialist influence in health care policy agendas: The birth of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 4th edition, D. Mason, J. Leavitt, and M. Chaffee, Eds. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.
  • Eichhorn, D., Meyers, T., Guzzetta, C., Clark, A., and Calvin, A. (2002). Family presence at the bedside during invasive procedures and CPR: when pigs fly. Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 4th edition, D. Mason, J. Leavitt,and M. Chaffee, Eds.Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.
  • Calvin, A. O. and Clark, A. (2002). How are you facilitating advanced directives in your CNS practice. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 16(6), 293-294.
  • Clark, A. (2002). Nurse staffing levels and prevention of adverse events. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 16(5), 237- 238.
  • Clark, A. (2002). Can we improve the quality of dying in hospitals? Clinical Nurse Specialist, 16(4), 180-181.
  • Clark, A. (2002). Legal lessons: "But his 02 sat was normal!" Clinical Nurse Specialist, 16(3), 162-163.
  • Clark, A. (2002). Hospital deaths and weekend admissions-how do we leap across a chasm? Clinical Nurse Specialist, 16(2), 91-92.
  • Clark, A. and Carter, P. (2002). Why do nurses see families as "trouble"? Clinical Nurse Specialist, 16(1), 40-41.
  • Clark, A.P., Calvin, A.O., Meyers, T.J., Eichhorn, D. J., & Guzzetta, C.E. (2001). Family presence during CPR and invasive procedures: a research-based intervention. Critical Care Clinics of North America, 13(4), 569-575.
  • Tsai, S.J. and Clark, A. (2001). Theoretical perspectives of stress. Journal of Chang Gung Institute of Nursing, 3, 245-254.
  • Eichorn, D, Meyers, T, Guzetta, C, Clark, A, Klein, J, Taliaferro, E & Calvin A. (2001). Family presence during invasive procedures and resuscitation: hearing the voice of the patient. American Journal of Nursing, 101(5), 48-55.
  • Clark, A. (2001). Malpractice target: Can cardiac arrests really be prevented? Clinical Nurse Specialist, 15(5), 212-214.
  • Robichaux, C. M. and Clark, A. (2001). Ethical dilemmas: how can the CNS provide ethical
    expertise? Clinical Nurse Specialist, 15(6), 272-273.
  • Carelock, J. and Clark, A. (2001). Heart failure: pathophysiologic mechanisms. American Journal
    of Nursing, 101(12), 26-33.
  • Clark, A. (2001). What will it take to reduce errors in health care settings? Clinical Nurse Specialist, 15(4), 182-183.
  • Meyers, T, Eichhorn, D, Guzetta, C, Clark, A, Klein, J, Taliaferro, E, & Calvin, A. (2000). Family presence during invasive procedures and resuscitation: experience of family members, nurses, and physicians. American Journal of Nursing, 100(2), 32-43.
  • O’Brien, C., McDougall, G., Clark, A. Perception of Memory and Depressive   Symptoms in Adults Diagnosed with Chronic Heart Failure. St. David’s Center for Health Promotion Research Conference, The University of Texas at Austin, March 27, 2013.
  • Mink, E., Delville, C., Clark, A. Improving Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Life in Patients with Heart Failure Through Home-Based Education. St. David’s Center for Health Promotion Research Conference, The University of Texas at Austin, March 27, 2013. 
  • Gray, S., Clark, A. A New Knowledge Test to Evaluate Intervention Sensitivity in Heart Failure Patients.  St. David’s Center for Health Promotion Research Conference, The University of Texas at Austin, March 27, 2013. 
  • O’Connell, K., Fritzeen, J, Lloyd, C, Scott, S.H., Thomas, B, Townsend, R., Baren, J., Okada, P., Brown, K., Chamberlain, J. M., Aldridge, M., Clark, A., Kreling, B., Guzzetta, C. E. Family Presence during Pediatric Trauma Team Activation: What Do Family Members Say about the Experience?, 2012 Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting, July 19-22, 2012, Northern Kentucky. (Poster presented by Dr. Karen O’Connell, MD). (The Univ of Texas at Austin co-listed on poster).
  • O’Connell, K., Fritzeen, J, Lloyd, C, Scott, S.H., Thomas, B, Townsend, R., Baren, J., Okada, P., Brown, K., Chamberlain, J. M., Aldridge, M., Clark, A., Kreling, B., Guzzetta, C. E. Family Presence during Pediatric Trauma Team Activation: What Do Family Members Say about the Experience?, 2012 Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting, May 1, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts. (Poster presented by Dr. Karen O’Connell, MD).  (The Univ of Texas at Austin co-listed on poster).
  • Clark, A. P., McDougall, G., Joiner-Rogers, G., Innerarity, S., Delville, C., Meraviglia, M. & Davila, A. Explanatory Models of Heart Failure Etiology. Poster presentation at the 2011Texas Clinical Nurse Specialist Conference, Austin, Tx, April 2011.  (Poster presented by Dr. Joiner-Rogers at Conference).
  • Clark, A. P., McDougall, G., Joiner-Rogers, G., Innerarity, S., Delville, C., Meraviglia, M. & Davila, A. Explanatory Models of Heart Failure Etiology. Poster presentation at the 2010 American Academy of Nursing, Washington D. C., November 2010.
  • National Validation of the NACNS Clinical Nurse Specialist Core Competencies. Poster presentation. (Baldwin, KB, Clark, AP, Fulton, J, Mayo, A). AACN Master’s Education Conference, Spring 2009.
  • Characteristics of Sleep Disorders in People Living with Heart Failure. (Lisa Refuerzo, A. Clark + Research Team at Seton Medical Center Heart Failure Clinic). Poster Presentation at the Central Texas Clinical Research Forum (CTCR). Austin, Texas, May 9, 2009.
  • Technology: A Catalyst for Teaching CNS Competencies. NACNS national conference, St. Louis, MO, March 2009 (with other colleagues from the Texas CNS Education Committee). (I presented use of Sim-Man Simulation for our CNS acute care course for critical care patients).
  • A Positive Attitude Lowers Blood Pressure in Older Adults with Heart Failure. (Delville, C., McDougall, G., Clark, AP, Acton, G., Becker, H., & Pennebaker, J. Poster Presentation at the Gerontological Society of American’s 61st Annual Scientific Meeting, Nov. 21, 2008.
  • 2008 Updates on family presence during CPR. Oral presentation at American Association of Critical Care Nurses, National Teaching Institute, Chicago, May 2008 (Clark, Guzzetta, and Halm) (The peer reviewed acceptance came to our team--I was ill and unable to attend—did 1/3 of the preparation and slides ahead of time)
  • Health-Related Quality of Life in Taiwanese People with Heart Failure. Poster presentation at the 19th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice, Singapore, July, 2008 (by Chen).
  • Delivery of an in-home intervention by Clinical Nurse Specialists for people living with chronic heart failure. Poster presentation at the NACNS Convention, Atlanta, Ga., March 2008 (by Clark).       
  • Targeting cognitive impairment in heart failure with a memory intervention. Accepted for oral presentation at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Nov. 2007, Orlando, Fla, by Clark, A. P., McDougall, G.; Chen, H-M., Davila, A.; Delville, C.; Joiner-Rogers, G.; Innerarity, S.;
    Meraviglia, M.,; Carelock, J. & Patton, S.
  • Targeting cognitive impairment in heart failure with memory training. Accepted for poster presentation at the American Academy of Nursing  Annual Meeting, Washington, D. C., Nov. 2007, by Clark, A. P., McDougall, G.; Davila, A.; Delville, C.; Joiner-Rogers, G.; Patton, S.; Innerarity, S.; Meraviglia, M., Carelock, J.; & Chen, H-M.
  • Changing practice with cutting-edge research: family presence during CPR. Accepted for poster presentation at the American Academy of Nursing Annual Meeting, Washington, D. C., Nov. 2007, by Guzzetta, C. G. & Clark, A. P.
  • Delivery of an in-home intervention by Clinical Nurse Specialists for people living with chronic heart failure. Accepted for poster presentation at the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Convention, Atlanta, Ga., March 2008, by Clark, A. P., McDougall, G.; Davila, A.; Delville, C.; Joiner-Rogers, G.; Patton, S.; Innerarity, S.; Meraviglia, M.; Carelock, J.; & Chen, H-M.
  • Health-Related Quality of Life and Sleep Disorders in Taiwanese People with Heart Failure. Poster presentation at the International Council of Nurses (ICN), Yokohama, Japan, May 29, 2007, by Chen, H-M, Clark, A. P., Tsai, L-M., Chao, Y-F. C.
  • Depression and quality of life outcomes from an education support intervention for people living with heart failure. Poster presentation, American Heart Association Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease, Washington, D. C., May 11, 2007, by Clark, A. P., McDougall, G., Delville, C., Davila, A., Joiner-Rogers, G., Innerarity, S., Meraviglia, M., Carelock, J., Patton, S., Chen, H-M.
  • Validation of the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire in Taiwan. Poster presentation, American Heart Association Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease, Washington, D. C., May 10, 2007, by Chen, H-M, Clark, A. P., Tsai, L-M., Chao, Y-F C., Spertus, J.
  • The Critical Response Team: Role of the Bedside Nurse in Discovery, Alert and Stabilization of the Patient. Poster presentation at the Nursing 2007 Symposium, Orlando, Fla, April 2007, by Grimes, C., Thornell, B., Clark, A. P., & Viney, M.
  • Characteristics of an education-support intervention for people living with heart failure: Blending physical and mental health. Poster presentation at the American Academy of Nursing, November 2006, Miami, Florida, by Clark, A. P., McDougall, G., Davila, A., Delville, C., Joiner, G., Patton, S., Innerarity, S., Carelock, J., and Chen, H-M.
  • Cognitive and psychometric validation of the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnainre in Taiwan. Poster presentation at the 3rd Asian Pacific Congress of Heart Failure, Taiwan, Oct. 2006, by Chen, Hsing-Mei & Clark, A. P., Tsai, L-M., & Chao, Y-F.C.
  • The Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire: Chinese-Mandarin translation and validation. Poster presentation at the Southern Nursing Research Society Conference Proceedings, February 2006, Memphis, Tennessee, by Chen, H. M., Clark, A. P., Tsai, L. M., & Chao, Y. F. C.
  • Analysis of instruments to measure the symptom experience in heart failure. Poster presentation at the 2005 Center for Health Promotion Research Conference on Chronic Disease Conditions, April 7, 2005, Austin, Texas with Hsing-Mei Chen, doctoral student.
  • Intervention mapping: An innovative process applied to nursing research. Poster presentation. American Academy of Nursing Annual Conference: "Leadership for Health: Building on the Past, Creating the Future", Nov.11-13, 2004, Washington, D.C.
  • Family Presence During CPR and Invasive Procedures. American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) National Conference. Invited Speaker. Philadelphia, PA, April 21, 2004.
  • Family Presence During CPR and Invasive Procedure: Fears vs Facts. American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), Annual Critical Care Conference, Austin, Texas, September 30, 2003 (Presentation given with Janice Margurten, from Children's Medical Center, Dallas).
  • Family Presence During CPR: Fears vs Facts. American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) National Teaching Institute (NTI), San Antonio, Texas, May 22, 2003. (Presentation given with Dr. Cathie Guzzetta at national conference).
  • Improving Quality of Life While Promoting Self-Care for People Living with Heart Failure. The University of Texas at Austin SON All Class Alumni Reunion, Poster presentation, with Carol Delville and Darby Johnson, research assistants, April 25, 2003.
  • Improving Quality of Life While Promoting Self-Care for People Living with Heart Failure Oral Presentation; Promoting Health in Underserved Populations, sponsored by the Center for Health Promotion Research (CHPR), Nov. 15, 2002, Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas.
  • Improving Quality of Life While Promoting Self-Care for People Living with Heart Failure. American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology 4th Scientific Forum on Quality of Care and Outcome s Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke, Washington, D. C., Oct. 13-14, 2002.
  • Family Presence During Resuscitation? Potential CNS Roles. National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, March 14-16, 2002.
  • Prevention of In-Hospital Cardiopulmonary Arrests. Presented at the American Academy of Nursing Annual Conference and Meeting--The Mandate for Health Care Safety: Solutions to Protect Patients and the Public, Washington, D. C., October 26, 2001. (Poster selected by the American Academy of Nursing for outstanding merit and submitted by the Academy to ANA for presentation at the American Nurses Association national conference in June 2002).
  • "Thirsting to Death": Dietary management in heart failure. Presented at the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology 3rd Scientific Forum on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke, Washington, D. C., Sept. 30, 2001.