Laurie Lauzon Clabo , PhD, RN

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    Laurie Lauzon Clabo

Dean and Professor

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Laurie M. Lauzon Clabo, Ph.D., R.N. Laurie is the Dean of the College of Nursing at Wayne State University.  Previously, she has served as Dean of the School of Nursing at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Massachusetts and as Associate Dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Rhode Island. Her clinical background is in critical care nursing and she has held a number of positions in nursing leadership, including as the Director of Nursing Practice at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston Ontario, Canada. Dr. Lauzon Clabo has both teaching and administrative experience across all levels of nursing education, from baccalaureate to doctoral, with a particular focus on nursing administration. She is widely published and a frequent national speaker on nursing education issues, including competency-based education, clinical education for advanced practice and critical thinking in nursing education.  She served on the Board of Trustees of Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island, and on the inaugural Board of Trustees for CharterCARE Health Partners of Rhode Island, a community-based two hospital system.


She has served as President of the Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing (MACN), the organization representing baccalaureate and graduate schools of nursing in MA.  She chaired the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) APRN Clinical Training Task Force.  She serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Professional Nursing.  She earned her baccalaureate degree in nursing from the University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada), her master's degree from Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) and her doctoral degree from the University of Rhode Island.