Carey S. Clark, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, co-founder and current President of the American Cannabis Nurses Association (2019), has been a nurse since 1994, with a wide practice background including experience within the acute care setting, pediatrics, hospice care, and parish nursing. Dr. Clark is an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Maine at Augusta, and she has over 30 publications in journals such as Advances in Nursing Science, International Journal for Human Caring, Holistic Nursing Practice, and Creative Nursing.
Dr. Clark moved to Maine from California to start a holistic-integral RN-BSS nursing program. She has developed a learning module around the endocannabinoid system for RN-BSN pharmacology students, and she has worked with the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine to develop a cannabis care academic certificate program. Dr. Clark has presented at many national and local conferences, particularly with oncology and holistic nurses, where she focuses on bringing basic knowledge around the endocannabinoid system and medicinal use of cannabis. She remains committed to the concept of having the endocannabinoid system included in every nursing curriculum in the world, as she is the editor of the forthcoming Wolters-Kuhlwer Cannabis Handbook for Nurses (2020). Dr. Clark looks forward to sharing her knowledge with other like-minded nurses as we create change in healthcare systems and support the holistic healing of those we serve.