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Julie N. Simon

Julie N. Simon


Clinical Nurse Specialist, Internal Medicine, Nephrology/ENT Step-down/Dermatology,
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Executive Summary

Julie N. Simon, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, GCNS-BC, CMSRN, is a clinical nurse specialist for the internal medicine, nephrology, ear, nose and throat (ENT) step-down and dermatology inpatient units at Cleveland Clinic main campus. Among her career accomplishments, Simon is most noted for her contributions in the reduction of hospital acquired pressure ulcers and falls. As a result of her educational and monitoring interventions, she has helped cut pressure ulcer rates in half for the hospital, and reduced fall prevalence by approximately 25 percent for one of Cleveland Clinic’s medicine units.

Simon has spent her nursing career at Cleveland Clinic, accepting her first position in 2006, as a staff nurse for renal hypertension and gastroenterology. She also served as a quality and accreditation nurse. Simon’s research efforts have been directed at investigating the functional decline of the elderly in the hospital, assessment of health literacy in the medicine patient, and more. She has presented locally and nationally at conferences for industry associations such as the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS), American Geriatric Society, and Nurses Improving Care For Health System Elders (NICHE). She is a member of NACNS and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses and is also an active volunteer for the Suicide Prevention Education Alliance of Northeast Ohio.


  • MSN, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 2007
  • BSN, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, 2003
  • BS in Applied Health Science, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 2002


  • Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN), Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
  • Certified Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist (ACNS), American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Certified Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (GCNS), American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Instructor, American Heart Association
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), American Heart Association


Showcasing her leadership abilities throughout the health system, Simon is an active coordinator of materials, events and programming associated with Cleveland Clinic’s geriatric resource nurse program, co-chairing the program at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus location. She also assists her colleagues and fellow staff members with the coordination of care for targeted patient populations such as heart failure, nutritional insufficiency and laryngeal cancer.

Clinical Practice

Simon’s clinical expertise lies within the areas of internal medicine, nephrology, ENT step-down, dermatology, renal hypertension and gastroenterology.


Simon is a long-time mentor for Cleveland Clinic’s geriatric resource nurse (GRN) program. She currently co-facilitates the program at Cleveland Clinic main campus, where she improves nursing knowledge and approaches toward geriatric patient care.

Research, Publications & Presentations

An experienced presenter and publisher of many printed professional works, Bailey has written and spoken on topics ranging from developing better critical paths in healthcare through the combination of best practices and a quantitative approach, implementing a system for care of patients with latex allergies, and the effect of a nursing intervention on caregivers’ satisfaction with information received during the hospital stay.

View a selection of her work.


2013. Co-Investigator. Does a Double Checking Insulin Procedure Improve Patient Safety? [Presented locally by poster May 2013]

2012. Co-Investigator. Focus Groups to Describe Staff Nurses’ Perceptions of Patient Education on G80: Current Practice and Future Direction. [Data collected]

2012. Co-Investigator. A Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study of Health Literacy Levels Among Adult Patients on a Medical Unit. [Presented locally by poster Aug 2013]

2010. Co-Investigator. Reducing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) Hospitals. [Data collected, being analyzed]

2009. Co-Investigator. Investigation of anxiety, sleep and pain on the functional ability of hospitalized medical patients. [study closed, time constraints]

2008. Co-Investigator. Use of Mindful Movement in Acute Care with Older Adults: A Pilot Study. [study closed, PI changed employment]


“Creating a Unified Health System GRN Program,” at the Annual NICHE Conference, San Diego, California; April 2014.

“A Multi-faceted Approach to CLABSI Reduction,” at the Annual AMSN National Conference, Nashville, Tennessee; October 2013. [poster presentation]

“Does a Double Checking Insulin Procedure Improve Patient Safety?” Nursing Research Conference; Cleveland; May 2013. [poster presentation]

“From the Frying Pan into the Fire: How a CNS Can Impact Pressure Ulcer Incidence and Outcomes,” at the Annual NACNS Conference, Portland, Oregon; March 2010.

“Establishing Yourself as a New CNS: The First 100 Days’” at the Annual CNS Conference for the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio; October 2009.

“Reduction of Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers in Internal Medicine,” at the Annual NICHE Conference, Orlando, Florida; February 2009. [poster presentation]

“Delerium Dilemma: Increasing Nursing Knowledge,” at the Annual NICHE Conference, Orlando, Florida; February 2009. [poster presentation]

“Moving forward by looking back: A proactive reminiscence program for depressed elderly,” at the annual American Geriatric Society conference, Seattle, Washington; May 2007. [poster presentation]

Professional Involvement

  • Member, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Member, Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Volunteer, Suicide Prevention Education Alliance

Honors & Awards

  • Inductee, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 2003

Contact Information

Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue / G80-51
Cleveland, Ohio 44195