Joan Clark Joins Tipton Health as Senior Nursing Excellence Consultant

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Joan Clark, an accomplished healthcare executive, joins Tipton Health.

Tipton Health Communications, a leading provider of nursing excellence, Magnet®, Pathway to Excellence® and PTAP® consulting support, is pleased to welcome Joan Clark, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, FACHE, FAAN, FAONL, as a senior nursing excellence consultant.

In her new role with Tipton, Joan joins a team of several accomplished and well-respected executive nurse consultants. She will help Tipton’s clients address unique structural and strategic challenges, including:

  • Creating an environment where nursing teams can efficiently provide the best care possible
  • Building the most effective structure to support nursing excellence
  • Improving engagement and satisfaction
  • Building leadership competencies
  • Enculturating nurses into systems of excellence
  • Educating nurses and team members
  • Developing Nursing Strategic Plans

“Joan is an experienced and effective nurse executive consultant, mentor and nursing strategist,” said Tipton Health CEO Dan Tipton. “She is helping to refine our unique and comprehensive approach to nurse engagement. Joan will be working directly with hospital nurse leaders to uncover root causes of issues, gather information and feedback and provide highly actionable solutions designed to boost engagement and retention."

Joan’s career is highlighted by many impressive achievements. During her time as CNO at Baptist Hospital of Miami, she spearheaded back-to-back Magnet designations. She implemented the Twelve Bed Hospital© model at Baptist Hospital of Miami and at Washington Hospital Center, where she also served as CNO. While at Texas Health Resources, Joan not only implemented the Twelve Bed Hospital© model to 14 hospitals across the organization, but also developed systems and structures that aligned and strengthened the nursing services within the hospitals. During her tenure all wholly owned hospitals achieved Magnet® or Pathway to Excellence® designation.

Joan is a highly respected pillar within the nursing community, having created scholarships and ways to further nursing education, while also having served as a Magnet appraiser for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and as a commissioner on the Joint Commission Board of Directors. Joan served as American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) President in 2017, AONL’s 50th year, and served as regional board member for two terms. She was appointed an AONL Fellow in its inaugural class in 2019.

She joins Tipton’s growing team of executive nurse consultants, who are working to help clients adjust to the “new normal” in healthcare and respond to intense budget pressures on nursing departments while maintaining patient care standards.

About Tipton Health Communications
Tipton Health Communications is a leading provider of nursing excellence, Magnet®, Pathway to Excellence® and Practice Transition Accreditation Program™ consulting support to the nation’s hospital and healthcare systems. In addition, Tipton Health supports clients nationwide with award-winning communications services, including employee communications, human resources communications, public relations, marketing communications, intranet and Internet design, graphic design, and strategic communications. For more information, please visit

Tipton Health Communications products and services are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the ANCC. ANCC Magnet Recognition®, ANCC National Magnet Conference®, Institute for Credentialing Innovation®, Magnet®, Magnet Recognition Program®, The Magnet Prize® and Pathway to Excellence® Program are registered trademarks of the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Journey to Magnet Excellence™ and Pathway to Excellence in Long Term Care™ are trademarks of the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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