Dr. Carey S. Clark, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, was one of Pacific College’s medical cannabis program co-founder and the former program director of both Holistic Nursing and Medical Cannabis programs. She is the Past President of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, and has been a nurse since 1994, with a wide practice background including experience within the acute care setting, pediatrics, hospice care, and parish nursing. Her previous position was at the University of Maine at Augusta, where she developed an award winning holistic-integral nursing program for RN-BSN students.
Dr. Clark 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 has presented at many national and local conferences, particularly with oncology and holistic nurses, where she focuses on bringing basic knowledge about the endocannabinoid system and medicinal use of cannabis. She remains committed to including the endocannabinoid system in every nursing curriculum in the world, as she is the editor of the acclaimed 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.
If you are interested in learning more about our holistic nursing programs, please visit the Pacific College of Health and Science’s holistic nursing programs page.