Bio

KC Clevenger, PhD, CPNP, joined the Wilmot Cancer Institute in December, 2017 as its new chief nursing officer and as associate chief nursing officer for Oncology Nursing at Strong Memorial Hospital. For the past 20 years, Dr. Clevenger has built her career in clinical nursing, research, and leadership at the University of Colorado and its affiliate Children's Hospital Colorado. She developed a formal Nurse Scientist program including the first Research Fellowship for the Division of Nursing and provided leadership and direction for nurse initiated research and grant support. She co-developed the Colorado Nurse Scientist Partnership for EBP and Research Training and Education and is a member of the Advisory Board for the National Pediatric Nurse Scientist Collaborative.

In her role as CNO, she oversees Wilmot’s more than 350 nurses, including the regional operation, and will help expand both the research nurse structures and the nurse initiated research programs. She also holds a faculty appointment with the University of Rochester School of Nursing and will help develop a strong nurse scientist presence and research infrastructure for nurse-led research at Wilmot.



Professional Experience
Clinical Director, Pediatric and Perinatal Research Departments; School of Medicine, University of Colorado, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CCTSI), Aurora, CO, US. 2012 - Current

Director, Research and Senior Scientist; Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Children's Hospital Colorado (Division of Nursing and Patient Care Services), Aurora, CO, US. 2012 - Current

Full Board Member, University of Colorado (Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board (COMIRB)), Aurora, CO, US. 2006 - 2016

Administrative and Clinical Director; Senior Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado (Pediatric and Perinatal Clinical Research Center (PCRC)), Aurora, CO, US. 2006 - 2012

Co-chair for Exempt/Expedited Panel, University of Colorado (Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board (COMIRB)), Aurora, CO, US. 2009 - 2011

Manager, University of Colorado (Pediatric and Perinatal Clinical Research Center (PCRC)), Aurora, CO, US. 2006 - 2009

Operations and Clinical Director and Pediatric Hematology; Senior Instructor, School of Medicine, Children's Colorado (Center for Coagulapathy, Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD)), Aurora, CO, US. 2002 - 2006

Pediatric HIV Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Research Manager; Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Colorado (Children's Human Immunodeficiency Program), Aurora, CO, US. 1998 - 2002

Pediatric Oncology Staff Nurse/Emergency Room Registered Nurse, Children's Mercy Hospital and Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, MO, US. 1996 - 1998

Nurse Manager and Facility Risk Manager, Johnson County Imaging Center, Overland Park, KS, US. 1994 - 1996

Cardiac Critical Care, Registered Nurse, North Kansas City Hospital, Kansas City, MO, US. 1992 - 1994