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About Cynthia (Cindy) Clark

Dr. Cynthia Clark is an award-winning nursing professor in the School of Nursing at Boise State University. Her pioneering work on fostering civility has opened essential conversations on a serious issue that often remains hidden and frequently ignored. She has brought national and international attention to the controversial issues of incivility and bullying in academic and work environments and has developed “best practices” on ways to prevent, minimize, and address uncivil and disruptive behavior.

Dr. Clark is a fellow in both the American Academy of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education. She is the recipient of the 2011 Excellence in Educational Research Award presented by the National League for Nurses in recognition of her pioneering work in fostering civility in the nursing community. Her publications have appeared in several peer-reviewed journals including Nursing Outlook, Advances in Nursing Science, Journal of Nursing Education, Nurse Educator, Nursing Education Perspectives, the Journal of Theory Construction and Testing, the Journal of Cultural Diversity, the Journal of Nursing Administration, and Clinical Simulation in Nursing. Dr. Clark spends her leisure time cardio kickboxing, hiking, biking, cooking, and reading. She especially enjoys spending time with her family and pets. For more information, please visit her website at


Present Professor, Boise State University School of Nursing
Present RN, PhD, ANEF, FAAN, Boise State University


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Honors and Awards

  • 2013 - Book of the Year Award for Professional Issues in Nursing, American Journal of Nursing, for "Creating and Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education"
  • 2013 - Christine A. Tanner Scholarly Writing Award, Journal of Nursing Education (with L. Olender, C. Cardoni, and D. Kenski) for "Exploring and Addressing Faculty-to-Faculty Incivility: A National Perspective and Literature Review"
  • 2011 - National League for Nursing Award for Excellence in Nursing Education Research
  • 2011 - Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
  • 2009 - Fellow of the National League for Nurses Academy of Nurse Educators
  • 2009 - Recipient of the March of Dimes Nursing Excellence Award
  • 2008 - Nominated for inclusion in 2008-2009 Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executives and Professional Women in Nursing and Healthcare
  • 2007 - Recipient of the College of Health Science Faculty Research Initiative Award


  • Leadership and Management in Health Care
  • Professional Concepts of Care in Health Care Delivery
  • Adolescent Mental Health

Contact Information

Office: Norco 316, Boise State University, Boise, ID 83725
Phone: (208) 426-3589

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