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Marian Soat

MSN, RN, CCNS, CCRN

Clinical Nurse Specialist
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Executive Summary

Marian Soat, MSN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, is a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) at Cleveland Clinic main campus. Her clinical expertise is in critical care, and since 2006, she has worked as a CNS in both the cardiovascular and vascular surgery intensive care units at Cleveland Clinic, with a special focus on bringing evidence-based care to the bedside. Throughout Soat’s more than three decades in the nursing profession, she spent 24 years as a staff nurse and clinical instructor at various healthcare organizations in Ohio, New York and Washington, including MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City, and Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue, Washington.

She was one of only two authors to successfully apply for and receive a Sustained Improvement Award for eliminating central line-associated bloodstream infections from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Critical Care Societies Collaborative. A well-published author, national and international presenter, Soat’s works include topics such as diseases of the aorta, aortic aneurysm, ultrafiltration for the heart failure patient, acute coronary syndrome, preventive cardiology, hypertension and professional nursing practice. Additionally, her areas of research study are in clinical nurse specialist productivity and methods in online education. Soat is a recipient of Cleveland State University’s Clinical Excellence Award.

Education

  • MSN, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 2006
  • BSN, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, 2000
  • ADN, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland Ohio, 1977

Certifications

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CCNS), American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • Critical-Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Leadership

Soat has worked in nursing leadership at Cleveland Clinic since 2002, in clinical instructor and clinical nurse specialist roles. She acts as co-chair of Cleveland Clinic’s nursing product evaluation committee, in which she, along with an extended group of nurses, meets with members of Cleveland Clinic’s supply chain department to discus, trial and choose products that affect the daily care of patients. Her efforts ensure the voice of the nurse is present at the decision-making table.

Clinical Practice

Soat’s clinical expertise is in critical care nursing, specifically cardiovascular intensive care and vascular surgery intensive care.

Teaching

Soat teaches classes in cardiac diseases and diseases of the aorta in both medical/surgical certification review classes and CCRN and PCCN certification review classes. She also teaches new nurses on the subjects of reduction strategies for hospital-acquired infections and delirium screening, and has served as a clinical faculty member and teaching assistant for the following institutions:

  • Notre Dame College, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Research, Publications & Presentations

Soat is a published author and travels the country and the globe speaking to audiences on topics such as diseases of the aorta, ultrafiltration for the heart failure patient, acute coronary syndrome and professional nursing practice. She has engaged audiences at the United States State Department Continuing Nursing Education Conference in Istanbul, Turkey on preventative cardiology, hypertension, heart failure and evaluating chest pain, and more. Her areas of research study are in clinical nurse specialist productivity and methods in online education, as well as nurses’ perceived value of certification.

View a selection of her work.

Research»

2013. Co-Investigator. An Inquiry to Explore Perceived Value of Certification Among Registered Nurses and Registered Nurse Characteristics Associated with Likelihood to Certify.

2011. Co-Investigator. CNS Productivity Tool Giving voice to the knowledge work of CNS actions.

2009. Co-investigator. Pilot course; Methods in Online Education.

Publications»

Soat M. Aortic aneurysm: Causes, clues, and treatment options. American Nurse Today. July/August 2009; 4(7): 7-9.

Soat M. Letter from the ICU Waiting Room. Lake Erie Chapter AACN Newsletter. Fall 2008.

Soat M. Ultrafiltration: An alternative for select heart failure patients. Nursing Management. January 2008; 39(1): 48-49.

Solomon D, Bartlett J, Soat M. Orientation program spiced with international flavor. Nursing Spectrum. February 2004; 32-43.

Massa G, Hopkins J, Rock R, Smith Am, Soat M, Solomon D. PCNA education program a win-win situation. Nursing Spectrum. September 2003.

Presentations»

“Heart Failure, an Overview,” at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses, Northeast Ohio Chapter, Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, Ohio; September 13, 2013.

“Professional Caring and Ethical Practice: Breaking Down the AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care,” at the Lake Erie Chapter Spring Chapter of AACN Program; Cleveland, Ohio; April 24, 2013.

“Becoming a Certified Nurse: Is it Good for Me? Is it Good for My Patient?” at Nursing Grand Rounds, Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, Ohio; March 12, 2013.

“Aortic Aneurysm Interventions and Nursing Considerations,” at Dimensions in Cardiac Care 2012: Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, Ohio; September 24, 2012.

“Bridging Projects and Practice: Quintessential skills for Project Management,” at Celebrating CNS Practice: CNS as bridge builder, Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, Ohio; September 14, 2012.

“Ultrafiltration for the Treatment of Heart Failure,” at the Infusion Nurse Society Annual Meeting; Las Vegas, Nevada; April 2012.

“Managing Pain in the 21st Century Learning from the Past while Looking at the Future: Focus on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Patients,” at the NACNS Annual Conference; Chicago, Illinois; March 2012.

“APN Panel Moderator: Exploring the Role of Advanced Practice Nurses,” at Dimensions in Cardiac Care, Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, Ohio; April 2011.

“Preventative Cardiology, HTN, HF, Evaluating Chest Pain,” at the United States State Department CNE Conference; Istanbul, Turkey; March 2011.

“Professional Practice: Making Your Voice Heard: The CNS & Shared Governance,” at Celebrating CNS Practice, Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, Ohio; September 2009.

“Aortic Rupture: Nursing Considerations,” at Dimensions in Cardiac Care, Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, Ohio; 2009.

“Role Development: CNS Intern: A Novel Approach to Education and Role Assimilation,” at Celebrating CNS Practice, Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, Ohio; September 19, 2008.

“Depression in the Older Adult,” at Geriatric Resource Nurse Program: Improving Care of Older Adults, Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, Ohio; April 4, 2008.

“Aortic Dissection: Nursing Considerations,” at Dimensions in Cardiac Care, Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, Ohio; 2008.

“Ultrafiltration,” at Dimensions in Cardiac Care, Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, Ohio; 2008.

“Aortic Interventions: Nursing Considerations,” at Dimensions in Cardiac Care, Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, Ohio; 2007.

Professional Involvement

  • Member, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • Member, Lake Erie Chapter, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • Member, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Member, North East Ohio Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist

Honors & Awards

  • Sustained Improvement Award for Achievement in Eliminating Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Critical Care Societies Collaborative, 2011
  • Clinical Excellence Award, Cleveland State University, 2000

Contact Information

Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue / HSB-111
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
216.444.9788
soatm@ccf.org

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