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Professor Emeritus Clark receives award for nursing research

Cynthia Clark, professor emeritus at the School of Nursing, recently received national recognition for her advancements in nursing scholarship. The National League for Nursing honored Clark with the inaugural Marilyn H. Oermann Award for Distinguished Research in Nursing Education this spring.

Three women stand next to Cynthia Clark, who holds a glass sculpture award.
Cynthia Clark (second from left) received her award at the National League for Nursing’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.

In a press release, National League for Nursing Chair Katheen Poindexter said the award “recognizes Dr. Clark’s scholarship that has been based on a sound foundation of evidence and has significantly impacted students, faculty, organizational systems, and the environment. She has served as a leader in the science of nursing education and as a mentor to future generations of nursing scholars.”

Clark taught at Boise State for 19 years and founded Civility Matters™ at the university. Her work promotes civility, inclusion and belonging to create work and learning environments where all members are valued and can be productive. Her reality-based interventions, models and assessments provide strategies and best practices that can help prevent, measure and address incivility.

“In the School of Nursing, we have always known and valued Cindy’s expertise as an educator and her leading scholarship in the area of civility,” said Amy Spurlock, associate divisional dean of Boise State’s School of Nursing. “This award reflects her international acclaim in this arena. We remain very proud of her continued accomplishments and outstanding achievements.”