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Jan Fuchs, MBA, MSN, NEA-BC

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Jan Fuchs, MBA, MSN, NEA-BC


  • 2009 Healthcare MBA program atBaldwinWallaceCollege
  • 1987 Master of Science in Nursing –KentStateUniversity(CNS – Medical Surgical)
  • 1983 Bachelor of Science in Nursing –KentStateUniversity
  • 1975 Diploma – Fairview General Hospital School of Nursing


  •  Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist – core, ANCC, 2010
  • Current Certificate of Authority from State ofOhioas Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Advanced Certification in Nursing Administration, ANCC, 2007


  •  2011-present, Senior Director for Ambulatory Nursing, Cleveland Clinic
  • Responsible for ambulatory nursing practice throughout Cleveland Clinic. Work in collaboration with various institutes, hospitals to establish compliance with ambulatory practice guidelines and standards.
  • 2004-2011, Director, Advanced Practice Nursing, Cleveland Clinic
  • Responsible for the practice of more than 500 advanced practice nurses (CRNP, CNS, CNM, CRNA) in a variety of sites at Cleveland Clinic.
  • June 1999-March 2004, Director of Ambulatory Clinic Nursing, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Responsible for the nursing practice for all ambulatory nursing sites at CCF (approximately 1,500 nursing personnel at more than 65 sites).


  • American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
  • National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Council of Health Care Advocacy
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners


  • Bahouth,MN; Ackerman, M; Ellis, EF; Fuchs, J; Thomson-Smith, C (in publication).
  • Centralized leadership models for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses: A shared lived experience amongst large academic medical centers. Journal of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Fuchs, J. (1994). Case study of the anemic patient: Epoetin alfa – Focus on inflammation. ANNA Journal, 21, 78-81.
  • Fuchs, J., et al (1990). A prospective randomized study of peritoneal catheter exit site care. Dialysis & Transplantation, 19, 81-84.
  • Fuchs, J. (1989). Kidney Dialysis – What are your treatment options? A booklet on ESRD and treatment options for patients and their families. Cleveland Clinic Foundation,Cleveland,OH.
  • Fuchs, J. (1988). Patient’s perceptions of stressors on hemodialysis and CAPD. ANNA Journal, 15, 282-286.
  • Fuchs, J. (1987). Use of decisional control to combat powerlessness. ANNA Journal, 14, 109-111.
  • Fuchs, J. & Schreiber, M. (1985). Using computer data to examine peritonitis and peritoneal catheter complications. ANNA Journal, 12, 98-102.


  • Update on APN Law. Presentation given at Ohio State University APN Conference, October, 2011.
  • Utilization of an APRN Satisfaction Survey to Assess & Improve APRN Practice, Poster presented at the AANP Meeting inPhoenix, 2010.
  • Credentialing & Privileging of Advanced Practice Nurses, Presentation given to CWRU APN Students, May 2010.
  • Physician Perception of APN Role and Function, Poster presented at the OAAPN Statewide meeting, Nov. 2009.
  • Roadmap to Establishing your APN Practice, Presentation to Ursuline College APN students, May 2009.
  • The Role of Peer Review in the APN Privileging Process, Poster presented at theAmericanAcademy of Nurse Practitioner Conference,Nashville,Tenn., 2009.
  • The APRN Directors Role in the Support and Development of APRN Practice in a University or Large Hospital System, Poster presented at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Conference, Nashville, Tenn., 2009.
  • Nurses as Political Change Agents,Cleveland Clinic Cardiac Conference, 2009.
  • Development of an APN Practice Council, Poster presented at the AANP Conference, 2008.
  • Nurses as Political Change Agents,Cleveland Clinic Cardiac Conference, Sept. 2009.
  • A model for extending physician specific process measures to advanced practice nurses, Poster presented at American Medical Informatics Association,Washington,DC, 2006.


  •  OAAPN: Excellence in Political Action Award, 2006
  • Linnea Henderson Award for Academic Excellence, 1987


  • Board of Directors, Council of Health Care Advocacy, 2011
  • Chair of OAAPN Schedule II Subcommittee, 2006-2011
  • Member of Ohio Nursing Summit, 2009
  • Member of Governor’s Task Force: State Quality Improvement Initiative, 2009




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