Claudia Douglas, DNP, RN, APN-C, Administrative Director, Institute for Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research
Dr. Claudia Douglas is the administrative director of the Institute for Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research. She holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice and joined HackensackUMC in 1992. During her tenure at HackensackUMC, Dr. Douglas has held a number of positions including advanced practice nurse, Renal Services; administrative director, Clinical Research Center; Magnet program coordinator and supervisor for Clinical Practice.
Dr. Douglas is a doctoral-prepared healthcare leader whose mission is to serve with excellence, dedication, passion and commitment. She practiced as an advanced practice nurse in Nephrology until 2003. She served on the first review board of the National Kidney Foundation Clinical Practice Guidelines. She also served as assistant professor of nursing at The City University of New York where she was involved with planning and development of the nursing curriculum and served as one of the contributors to the Centers for Disease Control revisions to the Recommendations for Preventing Transmission of Infections among Chronic Hemodialysis Patients.
As administrative director of the Institute for Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research, she has established a robust infrastructure to support and expand interdisciplinary research capability, capacity and collaboration within Patient Care Services, strengthening the scientific validity and effectiveness of patient care practices. Dr. Douglas also maintains oversight for all administrative policies in the department of patient care.
Dr. Douglas is a Magnet Appraiser Fellow for the American Nursing Credentialing Center. Her membership in professional organizations includes the Society of Clinical Research Associates and the Organization of Nurse Executives. Her accolades include the HackensackUMC Nursing Excellence Award for Nursing Research, the National Association of Nephrology Technicians and Technologists President’s Award and the American Nephrology Nurses Association Service Award. Dr. Douglas is a New York Times Tribute to Nurses in Research recipient.