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Dr. Julie Clawson, Department Chair

Contact: Department of Nursing
University of Central Missouri
Summit Center - Nursing Department, Room 150C
850 NW Chipman Road Suite #5170
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Phone: 816-282-1100 or 660-543-4775
Fax:  816-282-1110 or 660-543-8304

Julie Clawson, PhD; MN; MS; BSN; RN
Dr. Julie Clawson, Professor of nursing and Chair of the Nursing Department, has been a member of Central Missouri's faculty since 1985.

Ph.D. in Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
MN, Community Health Nursing University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
MS, Social Gerontology, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri
BS(N), University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri

Julie teaches in the undergraduate, RN-BSN, and graduate nursing programs. She also supervises undergraduate and graduate research.

Dr. Clawson has a keen interest in facilitating interdisciplinary undergraduate research having worked as co-director of the Lancy Grant, the first interdisciplinary undergraduate research grant at Central Missouri. She has served as mentor to honors students and graduate research project and thesis students. Her own research interests include higher education leadership, nursing education, family nursing, rural health and nursing care of the elderly. Her most recent publications include:

  • Hauck, B., Winters, J., Riggs, C., Clawson, J. (2003). Use of videotaping to assess competencies and course outcomes. Journal of Nursing Education, 42, 472-476.
  • Wissman, J., Hauck, B. Clawson, J. (2002). Assessing nurse graduate leadership outcomes: The typical day format. Nurse Educator, 27, 32-36.
  • Winters, J. Clawson, J. (2002). The nursing shortage: An educational perspective. The Missouri Nurse, 71, 6.
  • Clawson, J. Ganong, L. (2001). Adult stepchildren's obligations to older stepparents. Journal of Family Nursing, 8, 50-72.

Professional Involvement
Dr. Clawson is active in professional and community nursing activities including the Missouri Nurses Association (MONA), American Nurses Association (ANA), Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nursing.

Dr. Clawson is actively involved with the University Academic Council at the university level. She serves on committees in the nursing department such as the Graduate Coordination Committee (GCC), Admission and Progression Committee, and Promotion and Tenure. Julie volunteers for a variety of community health education events and activities.

Dr. Julie Clawson, Department Chair and Professor of Nursing