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. She also holds a position in the Center of Excellence in Healthcare Communication in the Office of Patient Experience as the Director of Advanced Clinical Practice. Dr. Modic has more than three decades of experience in nursing practice, education, consultation and research. 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.

Dr. Modic has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles which have appeared in both nursing and medical journals and is a national and international presenter. 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 and received the Association of Patient Experience Outstanding Caregiver Award in 2015. 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.

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 creation of a Diabetes Management Mentor program which provides bedside nurses with advanced knowledge about effective inpatient diabetes management strategies. She led the curriculum revision for the Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program which was based on extensive patient feedback. She serves as a faculty member in the Foundations for Healthcare Communications Course, Interprofessionalism Course, and LEAD – a clinical leadership development program for bedside and assistant nurse managers.

Clinical Practice

Dr. Modic’s area of clinical expertise lies within diabetes management. She holds certification as a certified diabetes educator awarded by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

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 work has appeared in many peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal for Nurses in Professional 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 meetings throughout the country. Her research has 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 a double checking insulin procedure, nurses’ knowledge of diabetes principles and characteristics of effective nurse/physician collaboration.

View a selection of her work.

Publications

2015

Publications

Modic, MB. (in press). Patient –Centered Care [online course] Version 1.0, Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Clinical Solutions

Modic, MB. (2015). Analyzing Performance Discrepancies – Part 2. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 31(3), 180-181.

Modic, MB. (2015). Analyzing Performance Discrepancies – Part 1. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 31(2), 120-121.

Modic, MB, Sorrell, J., Sauvey, R., Modic, J., & Hancock, KK. (2015). Creating Expertise in Inpatient Diabetes Care: A Diabetes Management Mentor Program. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 30(1), 12-15.

2014

Publications

Modic, MB, (Ed.) (2014). Healthy You: A Guide to Diabetes Self-Care, Cleveland Clinic Press, Cleveland,Ohio

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, American Nurses’ Association
  • Member, Association of Nurses in Professional Development
  • 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, Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing – Alpha Mu Chapter

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Caregiver Award – Association of Patient Experience, 2015
  • 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