Laurie Lauzon Clabo, PhD, RN, FAAN
Laurie Lauzon Clabo, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dr. Laurie Lauzon Clabo was appointed the eighth dean of the College of Nursing at Wayne State University in April 2015. Dean Clabo has a strong background in academic leadership, including ten years of experience as a successful dean. From August of 2020 until July 2021, she served as Wayne State University’s Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
She is a nationally recognized expert in nursing education, with a record of strong national leadership. She is an alumnus of the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program and the AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program and has served in a variety of leadership roles in professional organizations. She is a member of a number of editorial boards and a frequent national speaker on issues related to workforce development, interprofessional education and competency-based education. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
Dean Clabo is recognized for her national leadership in innovation regarding education for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). From 2013 to 2015, Dr. Clabo served as the Chair of the AACN APRN Clinical Training Task Force. She led the Competency Based Education for Doctorally-Prepared APRNs Work Group, a multi-stakeholder work group coordinated by AACN that produced the nation’s first set of consensus-based competencies for doctorally-prepared APRNs. She has also chaired the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Standards Committee for Nurse Practitioner Residency Programs.
In addition to her role as dean, Dr. Clabo also serves as Wayne State University’s inaugural Chief Health and Wellness Officer. In this role, Dean Clabo assumes primary focus for major health-related policies and services on campus, including policy development and implementation, campus health-related surveillance and planning, regulatory compliance, support for health-related research and education, response to health-related issues and crises, including efficient use of resources and the promotion of health and wellness on our campus.
Dean Clabo received her baccalaureate degree in nursing from the University of Windsor, her master’s in Nursing Administration from Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia and her PhD in nursing from the University of Rhode Island.
- BSN - University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada
- MN - Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
- PhD - University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
- Workforce development, particularly the development of a diverse, interprofessional healthcare workforce
- Development of critical thinking in medical and nursing students
- The sociocultural context of nursing practice
Clinical Area(s) of Expertise
- Critical care nursing
- Nursing administration
Giddens, J., Lauzon Clabo, L. M., Gonce-Morton, P. Jeffries, P., McQuade-Jones, B., & Ryan, S. (2014). Re-envisioning clinical education for nurse practitioner programs: Themes from a national leaders' dialogue. Journal of Professional Nursing. 30(3), 273-278.
Papp, K., Huang, G.C., Lauzon Clabo, L.M., Delva, D., Fisher, M., Konopasek, L., Schwartztein, R., & Gusic. (2014). Milestones of critical thinking: A developmental model for medicine and nursing. Academic Medicine. 89(5), 1-6.
Lauzon Clabo, L.M., Giddens, J., Jeffries, P., McQuade-Jones, B., Morton, P., & Ryan, S. (2012). A perfect storm: a window of opportunity in nurse practitioner education. Journal of Nursing Education. 51(10), 539-541.
Lauzon Clabo, L.M., Giddens, J., Jeffries, P., McQuade-Jones, B., Morton, P., & Ryan, S. (2012). Response to: A perfect storm: a window of opportunity in nurse practitioner education. Journal of Nursing Education. 51(12), 665-666.
Lauzon Clabo, L.M., Giddens, J., Jeffries, P., McQuade-Jones, B., Morton, P., & Ryan, S. (2012). A perfect storm: a window opportunity in nurse practitioner education. Journal of Nursing Education. 51(10), 539-541.