Carey Clark, Ph.D., RN, AHN-BC, FAAN

ACNA Past President 

Carey Clark serves as Director of Nursing, chair of the Medical Cannabis Certificate Program, and faculty in the Medical Cannabis and Holistic Nursing programs at Pacific College of Health Sciences. She is the immediate 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 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.