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Mary Beth Modic

Mary Beth Modic

DNP, RN, CNS, CDE

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Diabetes,
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Executive Summary

Mary Beth Modic, DNP, RN, CNS, CDE, is a clinical nurse specialist in diabetes at Cleveland Clinic main campus. With more than 35 years in the nursing profession, Dr. Modic’s career longevity encompasses positions such as staff nurse, nursing education instructor and quality data specialist. She has taught undergraduate students both clinically and in the classroom at Kent State University and is a lecturer at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. She also serves as a preceptor to graduate nursing students from schools throughout Northeast Ohio. A dynamic, experienced professional, Dr. Modic is a frequent presenter at national industry association meetings, a nation-wide consultant on precepting issues, and a diabetes management researcher.

Throughout her career, Dr. Modic has received several honors and awards. She was inducted into the Cleveland Clinic health system Nursing Hall of Fame in 2006, is a two-time recipient of the Nancy M. Albert Nursing Research Award, and also received of the organization’s Poinsetta Jeffery Humanitarian Award. In 2009, she was honored with the Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award from Kent State University and the American Association of Ambulatory Nurses Viewpoint Writer’s Award. She also co-directed a video entitled “The Legacy Continues with You,” which earned the Nurses’ Choice Award from the Ohio Nurses’ Foundation Board of Trustees in 2011. A published author, Dr. Modic’s works have appeared in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal of Nursing Administration, Orthopedic Nursing, and more.

Education

  • DNP, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 2013
  • MSN, College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1987
  • BSN, College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1976

Certifications

  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • Certificate of Authority

Leadership

Guiding, educating and mentoring others, Dr. Modic has worked to advance the nursing profession since she began her career in 1976. One of her most notable accomplishments has been the health system standardization of diabetes curriculum for outpatient diabetes education. As part of this endeavor, she established a diabetes rounding team and the diabetes management mentor program, of which she designed curriculum and ongoing teaching tools and learning activities. She also implemented a hypoglycemia management-monitoring program, as well as an upgraded blood glucose meter for approximately 4,000 nursing caregivers.

Clinical Practice

Dr. Modic’s area of clinical expertise lies within diabetes and diabetes management. She also has experience in surgical oncology and general surgery.

Teaching

With a history in education that began in 1978 as an instructor within Cleveland Clinic’s nursing education department, Dr. Modic has taught undergraduate students both clinically and in the classroom. She has also served as a preceptor to graduate nursing students from schools throughout Northeast Ohio, and has fulfilled roles such as a clinical instructor, classroom faculty, or lecturer at the following institutions:

  • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio

Research, Publications & Presentations

Dr. Modic’s works have appeared in many industry journals, including the Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, in which she co-authors a bimonthly column on preceptorship. She has also authored web-based educational materials for General Electric Healthcare and Elsevier/Mosby and frequently presents at national industry meetings throughout the country. Her research has been focused on issues related to diabetes management, serving as the primary investigator on studies such as the examination of meal consumption patterns of patients hospitalized with diabetes, the efficacy of double checking insulin, examining nurse/physician collaboration, and more.

View a selection of her work.

Publications

2013

Publications

Siedlecki, S., Modic, MB., Bernhofer, E., Sorrell, J., Strumble, P., & Kato, I. Exploring how bedside nurses care for patients with chronic pain: a grounded theory approach. Pain Management Nursing; 2013. [in press]

Lahl, M., Modic, MB., Siedlecki, SL. Perceived knowledge and self-confidence of pediatric nurses as patient educators. Clinical Nurse Specialist. 2013; 27(4), 188-193.

Modic, MB., Sauvey, R., Canfield, C., Kukla, A., Kaser, N., Modic, J., Yager, C. Building a novel inpatient diabetes management mentor program. The Diabetes Educator. 2013; 39(3), 233-303.

Presentations

“The 3 C’s of Relationship Centered Communication: Compassion, Curiosity, Collaboration” at the 10th Annual Medical-Surgical Nurse Education Symposium; Middleburg Heights, Ohio; October 3, 2013.

“Does a Double Checking Insulin Procedure Improve Patient Safety?” at the Cleveland Clinic 9th Annual Nursing Research Conference; Cleveland, Ohio; May 6, 2013.

2012

Publications

Modic, MB., Kaser, N., Canfield, C., Sauvey, R. Kukla, A. A diabetes management mentor program: outcomes of a clinical nurse specialist initiative to empower staff nurses. Clinical Nurse Specialist. 2012; 26(5), 263-271.

Abdemalak, B., Ibrahim,M., Yared, J.P., Modic MB., Nasr, C. Perioperative glycemic management in insulin pump patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery. Current Pharmaceutical Design. 2012; 18, 6204-6214.

Modic, MB & Schossler, M. Preceptorship: respect. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development. 2012; 28(3), 85-86.

Presentations

“Creating Expertise in Diabetes Care: Diabetes Management MENTORS tell their Stories” at the Magnet Conference; Los Angeles, California; October 12, 2012.

“Caring for Patients with Chronic Pain: The Voices of Bedside Nurses” Co-presenter with Esther Bernhofer, PhD, RN-BC at the AMSN Convention; Salt Lake City, Utah; October 5, 2012.

“Diabetes and Heart Disease: Glycemic Control” at the Dimensions in Cardiac Care Conference, Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, Ohio; September 23, 2012.

“Sustaining our Legacy: Bridging the Past to our Future” at Celebrating CNS Practice, Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, Ohio; September 14, 2012.

“Turn of the Page: Must Reads for Your Patient Experience Bookshelf” at the Patient Experience: Empathy and Innovation Summit, Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, Ohio; May 20, 2012.

“Diabetes Education (16-hour course)” at Cleveland State University, Division of Continuing Education; Cleveland, Ohio; May 4, 11, 18, 2012.

2011

Publications

Modic, MB & Schossler, M. Preceptorship: promoting your very best self. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development. 2011; 28(4), 152-153.

Modic, MB & Schossler, M. Preceptorship: recognition. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development. 2011; 27(6), 304-305.

Modic, MB. Distilling the complexities of inpatient diabetes management. Nursing Library of Online Education. New York: GE Healthcare. 2011.

Modic, MB. Reviewer and editor, Cultural Diversity and Precepting. Mosby’s Preceptor Course [online course] Version 2.0. Philadelphia, PA: MC Strategies/ Elsevier. 2011.

Modic, MB & Schossler, M. Preceptorship: empathy. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development. 2011; 27(4), 201-202.

Modic, MB., Kozak, A., Siedlecki, S. Nowak, D., Parella, D., Morris, MP., Braun, L., Schwam, S., Binon,S. Do we know what our patients with diabetes are eating in the hospital? Diabetes Spectrum. 2011; 24(2), 100-106.

Modic, MB & Schossler, M. Preceptorship. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development. 2011; 26(4), 96-97.

Presentations

“Wonder, Wit Wisdom and Will: The Power of Storytelling” Joint Meeting - Lake Erie Chapter AACN and Northcoast Ohio Chapter of Hospice Palliative Care Nurses; Cleveland, Ohio; May 18, 2011.

Diabetes Education -16 hour Course at Cleveland State University, Division of Continuing Education; Cleveland, Ohio; May 12 19, 26, 2011.

“The Magic of Mentoring: Leaving your Fingerprints on the Future of Nursing Practice” at the Cardiac Symposium, InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center; Cleveland, Ohio; April 14, 2011.

“Pattern of Meal Consumption in a Sample of Hospitalized Patients with Diabetes” at the Midwest Nursing Research Society Meeting; Columbus, Ohio; March 23, 2011. [poster presentation]

2010

Publications

Modic, MB & Schossler, M. Preceptorship. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development. 2010; 26(2), 88-89.

Modic, MB. Glucose control in hospitalized patients: chaos, controversy and confusion? Mosby-Elseveier. Nursing Consult. 2010.

Presentations

“If I Knew Then What I Knew Now: What I Would Have Done Differently in My Research Study” at the Rochester General Hospital Research Day; Rochester, New York; October 30, 2010.

“Wonder, Wit Wisdom and Will: The Power of Storytelling” at Euclid Hospital; Euclid, Ohio; October 19, 2010.

“Just a Click Away: Nursing Research Resources at Your Fingertips” Co-Presenter at the ANCC National Magnet Conference; Phoenix, Arizona; October 14, 2010.

“The Magic of Mentoring: Leaving your Fingerprints on the Future of Nursing Practice” at the Advances in Women’s Healthcare Seminar, Summa Akron City; Akron, Ohio; October 12, 2010.

“Turn the Page: Recommendations for CNS Bookshelves” at the 3rd Annual Celebrating CNS Practice Conference, Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, Ohio; October 8, 2010.

“If I Knew Then What I Knew Now: What I Would Have Done Differently in My Research Study” at the Cleveland Clinic 6th Annual Nursing Research Conference; Cleveland, Ohio; May 6, 2010.

“Diabetes Update” at the Nursing: The Light in Healthcare, Cuyahoga County MMRD Meeting Rivers’ Edge; Cleveland, Ohio; April 22, 2010.

“Diabetes Update for the GI Nurse” at the Northcoast Ohio SGNA Annual Meeting; Strongsville, Ohio; March 20, 2010.

“Diabetes Education” (16-hour course) at Cleveland State University, Division of Continuing Education; March 18, 25, and April 1, 2010.

2009

Publications

Modic, MB, Albert, N., Nutter B., Coughlin, R., Murray, T., Spence, J., & Broscovich, D. Diabetes teaching is not for the faint of heart: are cardiac nurses up to the challenge? Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2009; 24(6), 439-446.

Modic, MB & Schossler, M. Preceptorship. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development. 2009; 25(5), 260-261.

Modic, MB & Schossler, M. Preceptorship. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development. 2009; 25(3) 155-156.

Modic, MB. A primer on insulin therapy. AAACN Viewpoint. 2009; 31(4), 1, 8-9.

Presentations

“Making the Most of the Clinical Practicum” at Celebrating CNS Practice, Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, Ohio; October 2, 2009.

“Safe Diabetes Care” at the Cardiac Symposium, InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center; Cleveland, Ohio; September 15, 2009.

Professional Involvement

  • Member, American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • Member, American Diabetes Association
  • Member, Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • Member, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists and Task Force Member, Care Transitions
  • Member, Northeast Ohio Clinical Nurse Specialists and Committee Member, Program Planning
  • Member, National Nursing Staff Development Organization
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing – Alpha Mu Chapter

Honors & Awards

  • Nurses Choice Award for co-creation of video entitled: “The Legacy Continues with You,” Ohio Nurses Foundation Board of Trustees, 2011
  • Nursing Excellence Award – Nancy M. Albert Research Award, Cleveland Clinic, 2010
  • Viewpoint Writer’s Award, American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing, 2009
  • Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award, Kent State University, 2009
  • Cleveland Clinic Nursing Excellence Award – Nursing Research Award, Cleveland Clinic, 2008
  • Inductee, Cleveland Clinic Health System Nursing Hall of Fame, 2006
  • Nursing Excellence Award – Poinsetta Jeffery Humanitarian Award, Cleveland Clinic, 2001
  • Inductee, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, 1990

Contact Information

Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue / P32
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
216.444.9005
modicm@ccf.org