Dr. Clark is a professor in the School of Nursing and a fellow in both the American Academy of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education. She specializes in preventing and addressing incivility and disruptive behavior in academic and health care environments.
Incivility in American society is on the rise and rude and disruptive behavior is increasing in colleges and universities. Incivility can take on many forms—from subtle behaviors such as eye-rolling and arm-crossing to overt expressions of incivility like bullying, taunting, and intimidation. The emotional, physical, and economic costs of incivility can be high. In this podcast, Clark, founder of Civility Matters, provides an overview of incivility in nursing education, discusses how and why faculty and students contribute to incivility, and describes a range of evidence-based strategies to recognize, prevent, and address incivility in nursing education and practice.