Beverly Will, MSN, RN, ACCNS-AG, is a clinical nurse specialist for the Cleveland Clinic Nursing Institute, primarily supporting Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital. Since assuming her current role in January 2016, Will has also been providing interim clinical nursing support to the H60 neuroscience nursing unit on Cleveland Clinic main campus. Will has been a nurse for nearly 30 years and her career spans a variety of positions and facilities, including staff nurse at Parma General Hospital’s Emergency Department and critical-care in several hospitals throughout the Mansfield, Ohio and Cleveland areas. Prior to assuming her current role in January of 2016, Will worked as a clinical nurse specialist for medical-surgical and special care units at Kindred Hospital-Cleveland/Fairhill and as a staff nurse in Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital’s invasive cardiology recovery unit.
A dedicated nursing educator, Will has a passion for patient, community and staff education. She was an adjunct faculty member for the Cuyahoga Community College nursing program for eight years. She is a member of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS), Northeast Ohio Clinical Nurse Specialist Organization (NEOCNS), American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and AACN Lake Erie Chapter.
- M.S.N., Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 2014
- B.S.N., Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, 2001
- Diploma, Mansfield General School of Nursing, Mansfield, Ohio, 1989
- Board Certified Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (ACCNS-AG)
- Basic Life Support (BLS), American Heart Association
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), American Heart Association
Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital
33100 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
Avon, OH 44011
Will is a dynamic leader with extensive experience in everything from process and staff development initiatives to audits and initiatives designed to promote safety and prevent patient readmission. She also has experience designing tools for project improvement initiatives and has served on several committees, including the nurse executive council, patient care and safety, intensive care unit (ICU) and medical-surgical practice council(s), staff development, and patient and family education.
Clinical Practice & Teaching
Will’s clinical experience lies within the areas of acute and critical-care nursing.
Will has a passion for education. As part of her daily responsibilities, she continually works to educate and guide patients, families, staff and community members on topics such as disease management, disease prevention and healthy living. She enjoys serving as a trainer and mentor to nurses and healthcare teams at all levels – from novice to expert. Her expert areas of focus include evidence-based practice and quality process improvement initiatives. Additionally, Will was an adjunct faculty member for the Cuyahoga Community College nursing program for eight years.
Research & Publications
Throughout her career, Will has addressed audiences on important patient care and community issues, including care of liver transplant patients, reduction of patient physical restraint use, promotion of a healthy work environment and decreasing hospital-acquired infections. She has also served as a speaker for Cleveland Clinic’s medical-surgical review course.
- Member, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS)
- Member, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
- Member, AACN, Lake Erie Chapter
- Member, Northeast Ohio Clinical Nurse Specialist