Bonnie Clipper

VP, Innovation
American Nurses Association

Dr. 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 leadership and executive nursing roles transitioning over the past four years to focus on innovation.  She speaks throughout the country on topics of innovation and emerging technology. Dr. Clipper is a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow alumna, an ASU/AONE Executive Fellow in Health Innovation Leadership Fellow alumna and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.  Her research interests include building cultures of innovation, importing the voice of the clinician into the design and development of technology and millennial leadership advancement.

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.  She has published on the impact of robots on nursing practice, authored the book The Nurse Managers Guide to an Intergenerational Workforce and was a co-author of The Innovation Roadmap: A Guide for Nurse Leaders.  She also has a very active social media presence as @ThoughtleaderRN.

Her superpower is being a super-connector!