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Evelyn Clingerman, PhD, CNE, RN, FNAP

evelyn clingerman

Office Location
Cook Devos Center for Health Sciences
301 Michigan St., NE
Room: 453 CHS
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Office Phone: 331-5767
GVSU Email:

Post doctoral Fellow,PhD, DNSc, MS, BS (All in Nursing)

Honors and Achievements
Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)
Fellow in the National Academies of Practice (FNAP)
Phi Kappa Phi
Sigma Theta Tau
Darthouth Leadership Institute, Think Tank on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice, Mentor
Nurse Faculty Leadership Development Institute

Teaching Interests
Writing for Publication
Theory in Education
Practice and Research
Polarity Thinking
CPM Framework
Communication and Dialogue

Professional Memberships
2013-present: National Academies of Practice
2013-present: Plexus Institute
2011-present: National League for Nursing
2009-2012: Society of Behavioral Medicine
2007-present: Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
2006-present: Southern Nursing Research Society
2001-present: Midwest Nursing Research Society
1989-present: Phi Kappa Phi
1989-present: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

  • Epsilon Theta Chapter, 2006 – 2009
  • Upsilon Epsilon Chapter, 2006 - present
  • Lillian Wald Honor Society, 2004-2006

2006-present: Rural Nurses Association
2001-present: Michigan Migrant Council
2004-present: Migrant Clinician’s Network
2001-present:American Holistic Nurses Association

Center of Distinction Membership
Chair, Wesorick Center of Distinction: Reforming Health Care Delivery and Education, Member, Vulnerable Populations, Best Practices.

Scholarship/Research Interests
Integrated Healthcare Delivery, Polarity Thinking and Management, Model Testing in Healthcare Delivery, Physical Activity and Type II DM in Underserved Mexican-origin Farmworkers, Instrument Development, Health Literacy in Underserved Mexican-origin Farmworkers, Stress and Cortisol Responses in Vulnerable Groups, Ethics and Investigational Review.

Research Projects/Grants
Clingerman, E. (PI). Center of Distinction Award, Grand Valley State University, Kirkhof College of Nursing. “Integration of Community Health Services in Grand Rapids”.
Clingerman, E. (PI). Summer Research Award, The University of Texas at Austin. “Exploring Antecedents of Type 2 Diabetes in Hispanic Migrant and Seasonal  Farmworkers”.
Clingerman, E. (PI). Special Research Grant, The University of Texas at Austin. “Validating a Measure of Economic Adequacy and Describing a Stress Management Intervention for Use in Latino Agricultural Farmworkers.”
Clingerman, E. (PI). “Exploring Stress Among Migrant Farmworkers at Risk for and Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes During a Migration Experience,” Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research on Underserved Populations Pilot Study, (P30NR005051, A. Stuifbergen, PI)
Clingerman, E. (P). “Exploring Stress Among Migrant Farmworkers Residing in the Rio Grande Valley and At Risk for Type 2 Diabetes,” Southwest Center: Partners in Health Disparity Research; (5P20 NR008348-05, D.L. Rew, PI); Ed and Molly Smith Centennial Fellowship.
Clingerman, E. (PI).“Conceptualizations of Health by Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Women”, Epsilon Theta chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.
Clingerman, E. (PI).“Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers with Type II Diabetes,” FRACASF, Western Michigan University.

Selected Publications

Clingerman, E., & Hutchinson, B. (in review). Polarity thinking in healthcare: a critical review. Journal of Healthcare Management.
Christopherson, T., Troseth, M. & Clingerman, E. (in review). Informatics Enabled Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice: A Framework Driven Approach. Journal of Interprofessional Care.
Robertson, S. & Clingerman, E., Zahourek, Mariano, & Lange. (2012). Creation of an AHNA Research Consultation Program. Journal of Holistic Nursing. 30(4), p.219-223. Doi 0.1177/0898010112453329.
Zolnierek, C., & Clingerman, E. (2012).  A Medical-Surgical Nurse’s Perceptions of Caring      for a Person with Severe Mental Illness. 18 (4), 226-235. Journal of the American  Psychiatric Nurse’s Association. doi:10.1177/1078390312446223.
Clingerman, E. (2011). Social justice: A framework for culturally competent care. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 22 (4), 334-341. doi: 10.1177/1043659611414185.
Zamora, H., & Clingerman, E. (2011). Health literacy in the elderly: A Systematic Literature   Review. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 37,(10), 41-51. doi: 0.3928/00989134- 20110503-02.
Clingerman, E. & Brown, A. (2011). Stress in Migrant Farmworkers in Pre-Migration. Biological Research for Nursing.  doi: 10.1177/1099800410396703
Clingerman, E., & Fowles, E. (2010). Foundations for Social Justice-Based Actions for Maternal-Infant Nursing. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 39(3), 320-27.
Gnagy, E., Dixion, M., Clingerman, E. & Bartholomew, J. (2009). An exploration of  Strategic Decision Making in Golf: Take a Chance, it’s Worth the Risk.  31, Supp, 121. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Clingerman, E. (2008). Migrant and seasonal farmworkers with type II diabetes. Hispanic Health Care International, 6(2), 97-106.
Clingerman, E. (2007). A situation-specific theory of migration transition for Mexican and Mexican American women employed in migrant farmwork. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 21(4), 220-235.
Clingerman, E. (2007). Insider/outsider team approach in research with migrant farmworker women. Family and Community Health, 30, S75-84.
Clingerman, E. (2006). Conceptualizations of health among Mexican and Mexican American women employed in migrant farmwork. Hispanic Health Care International, 4(1), 45–56.
Clingerman, E., Stuifbergen, A., & Becker, H. (2004). The influence of resources on perceived functional limitations among women with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 36, 312-27.
Clingerman, E. (2004). Physical activity, social support, and health-related quality of life among persons with HIV disease. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 21, 179-97.
Clingerman, E. (2003). Participation in physical activity in persons with HIV disease. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 14(5), 59-70.
Keenan, G. M., Barkauskas, V., Lee, J., Stocker, J., Treder, M., & Clingerman, E. (2003). Evaluation of NOC measures in home care practice. International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications, 14, S50.
Keenan, G., Killeen, M., & Clingerman, E. (2002). NANDA, NOC, and NIC: Progress toward a nursing information infrastructure. Nursing Education Perspective, 23, 162-163.
Clingerman, E. (1996). Bereavement tasks for nursing students. Nurse Educator, 21, 19-2.

Non-referred Manuscripts
Clingerman, E. (2003). Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and farmworkers. Migrant Health Newsline, 20(1), 2-3.
Keenan, G. M., Treder, M., & Clingerman, E. (2001). Survey indicates sharp increase in usage NANDA, NOC, and NIC. Michigan Nurse, 78(8), 19-21.
Clingerman, E. (2000). Nurses in the new millennium. Michigan Nurse, 73(8), 21-22.
Clingerman, E. (1999). Recognizing nursing’s contributions to patient care. Michigan Nurse, 72(5), 7-8.
Clingerman, E. (2002). Overview of Standardized Nursing Languages, 1.4 Contact Units. Michigan Nurse Continuing Education.

Book Reviews and Commentaries
Clingerman, E. (2004). Clinical Commentary. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 11(11), 524.
Clingerman, E. (2004). [Review of the book Spiritual Healing, Professional Supplement] Journal of Holistic Nursing, 22(3), 286-7.