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 four 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 and the Faces of Care Award in 2017.
- MSN, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 2006
- BSN, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, 2000
- ADN, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland Ohio, 1977
- Clinical Nurse Specialist (CCNS), American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
- Critical-Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
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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 & Teaching
Soat’s clinical expertise is in critical care nursing, specifically cardiovascular intensive care and vascular surgery intensive care.
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
- 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
Research & Publications
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.
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