Bonnie Clipper, DNP, MA, MBA, RN, CENP, FACHE

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  • 2014 Fellow
    Bonnie Clipper

Austin, TX

Dr. Clipper has served as a Chief Nurse Executive for more than 18 years, including her tenure at Medical Center of the Rockies, Loveland, Colorado, St. David’s Medical Center, Austin, Texas and RUSH-Oak Park Hospital in Oak Park, Illinois.  She also has worked as an internal consultant, redesigning clinical processes, increasing revenue opportunities and improving performance at Rush University Medical Center.  In 2013, she was awarded the American Organization of Nurse Executives Nurse Mentor award.  She currently serves on the Advisory Panel for Improving Health Systems for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Editorial Advisory Board for the American Nurses Association newspaper The American Nurse and the ANA Nursing Administration Advisory Panel charged with revising the Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards of Practice.  She has also been called upon to provide policy testimony to the Texas State Senate and Texas Board of Nursing regarding nursing issues.  

Bonnie is currently adjunct faculty for the University of Colorado, College of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing and is a guest lecturer at Winona State University School of Nursing.  She has been a grant reviewer for the State of Texas Higher education Coordinating Board.  Bonnie has been a key member of innovative small teams that have successfully developed and secured funding for $8.5M of grants for interdisciplinary sepsis & trauma training, specialty nurse training, new graduate nurse orientation and retention programs.  She is currently a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives and is certified in Executive Nursing Practice.  She is a national speaker and consultant on new nurse transition and the impact of a multi-generational workforce and has authored the book; The Nurse Manager’s Guide to an Intergenerational Workforce.  She is also the creator of, a website, Face Book site and Twitter feed for new graduates, faculty and preceptors to improve the on-boarding and transition of new graduate nurses into professional nursing practice.