Emily McClure

Emily McClure, MSN, RN, CCRN-K

Assistant Professor
McClure, Emily


Emily McClure's first job out of undergraduate school was for the University of Nevada, School of Medicine working on securing the 501(c)3 status and federal level funding for the High Sierra Area Health Education Center located in Reno, Nevada. After graduating from nursing school, she worked as a staff nurse in the critical care units at Washoe Medical Center (now Renown Regional Medical Center).

During her time at Renown, she also worked at the Institute for Neuroscience as a study site coordinator for multiple sclerosis and seizure clinical drug trials as well as supported other neuroscience patient initiatives. After completing her master's degree in nursing education, she worked as a clinical nurse educator for the adult intensive care units as well as two procedural areas at Renown. She co-facilitated clinical education, training and orientation for new clinical hires and developed annual competency educational programs for nursing staff.

Her duties also included development of policy and procedures, implementing and updating evidence based care practices for bedside clinicians. During this time, she was also adjunct nursing faculty for the Orvis School of Nursing teaching clinical rotations for undergraduate students. In the fall of 2016, she became full time faculty with the Orvis School of Nursing.

Courses Taught

  • NURS 453: Care of Clients with Complex Health Alterations Theory
  • NURS 454: Human Care Nursing Practicum
  • NURS 418: Nursing Research
  • NURS 331: Pathophysiology Pharmacology I
  • NURS 332: Pathophysiology Pharmacology II
  • NURS 301: Health Assessment of the Individual
  • NURS 301L: Health Assessment Lab


  • Poster Presenter, Utilizing an interdisciplinary team approach for improving sepsis care, National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, New Orleans, LO (2016)
  • Poster Presenter, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR): Improving quality outcomes for patients with no surgical options, Nursing Excellence Conference, Renown Health, Reno, NV (2015)
  • Poster Presenter, Pain, Agitation, and Delirium (PAD): Guidelines to improve patient care for the Adult Intensive Care Unit, Nursing Excellence Conference, Renown Health, Reno, NV (2014)
  • Poster Presenter, The Role of the Clinical Preceptor: An Integrative Literature Review, Nursing Excellence Conference, Renown Health, Reno, NV (2013)
  • Guest Lecturer, Foundations of Neurosciences, Asente Health System, Medford Oregon (2012)


McClure, E. & Black, L. (2013). The Role of the Clinical Preceptor: An Integrative Literature Review. Journal of Nursing Education, 52 (6), 335- 341.

Packham, J. & Syphers, E. (2004). Health Care and Health Care Education in Nevada, 2004 Edition. HS AHEC Report Number 04-01.


  • Site Study Coordinator for Genzyme protocol CAMMS32400507: A Phase 3, Randomized, Rater- and Dose-Blinded Study Comparing Two Annual Cycles of Intravenous Low- and High- Dose Alemtuzumab to Three-Times Weekly Subcutaenous Interferon Beta 1a (Rebif(r)) in Patients with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis who have Relapsed on Therapy. Site Investigator:  Kim Bigley, MD.  (2008-2009)
  • Site Study Coordinator for Biogen Idec protocol 101MS402 TYGRIS: TYSABRI(r) Global Observation Program in Safety. Site Investigator:  Kim Bigley, MD. (2008-2009)


  • MSN, Nursing Education; 2011 University of Nevada, Reno
  • BSN; 2004 University of Nevada, Reno
  • BS, Health Care Administration; 2002 Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
  • BS, Health Promotion and Education; 2002 Oregon State University, Corvallis OR

Professional Certifications

  • 2016 to Present; Assistant Professor, Orvis School of Nursing, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 2010 to 2016; Clinical Nurse Educator; Adult Critical Care Units Renown Regional Medical Center, Reno NV