On episode 208 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing career podcast, Nurse Keith interviews Bonnie Clipper, the Vice President of Innovation of the American Nurses Association, regarding robotics, EMRs, artificial intelligence, and the spirit of nursing innovation in the 21st century.

BonnieClipperHeadshotDr. Bonnie Clipper is the Vice President of Innovation for the American Nurses Association.  Dr. Clipper has been practicing for over 30 years, spending more than 20 years in executive nursing roles and transitioning over the past four years to focus on innovation.  She speaks internationally on topics of innovation and emerging technologies impacting nursing. Dr. Clipper is a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow alumna and an ASU/AONE Executive Fellow in Health Innovation Leadership alumna. Her research interests include building cultures of innovation and importing the voice of the nurse into the design and development of technology.

Dr. Clipper completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Texas Tech University.    She received a Master of Business Administration from Lewis University, a Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration from St. Mary’s University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Winona State University.  She serves as Clinical Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso and at University of Texas at Austin.

Nurse Manager - Intergenerational workforceShe has published on the impact of robots on nursing practice, authored the book; The Nurse Managers Guide to an Intergenerational Workforce, co-authored The Innovation Roadmap: A Guide for Nurse Leaders and is working on a new book, The Nurse’s Guide to Innovation. Nurses Guide to Innovation

Bonnie considers herself a “friendly introvert” and her superpower is being a super-connector!

Mentioned in this episode: 

HIMMS: Healthcare Innovation and Management Systems Society

ANA white paper: The Innovation Roadmap – A Guide for Nurse Leaders


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Nurse KeithIn case you didn’t already know, Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, keynote and motivational speaker, and popular career columnist. With two decades of nursing experience, Keith deeply understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. From 2012 until its sunset in 2017, Keith co-hosted RNFMRadio, a groundbreaking nursing podcast. Keith’s message of savvy career management and professional satisfaction reaches tens of thousands of nurses worldwide. Keith can be found on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram—as well as at NurseKeith.com.