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Rose Clarke-Nanyonga

  /  Rose Clarke-Nanyonga

Rose Clarke-Nanyonga (PhD) is a Vice-Chancellor and Associate Professor at Clarke International University (CIU). Dr. Nanyonga is a well-established and inspirational healthcare leader, educator, learner, researcher, nurse, mentor, and global health enthusiast. She has more than 26 years of clinical experience, health systems, and administrative leadership and has previously worked as the Director of Nursing and Midwifery and Director of Clinical Services for International Medical Group. She was instrumental in helping Dr. Ian Clarke to establish the International Hospital School of Nursing which formed the first faculty of CIU in 2008.

In 2009, Dr. Nanyonga pioneered a grassroots campaign to end child sacrifice and crimes associated with ritualistic child sacrifice in Uganda. She has remained an avid advocate for change in this area She received a Bachelor of Science-Nursing from Arkansas Tech University, 2002; a Master of Science in Nursing from Baylor University, 2005; a Ph.D. in Nursing from Yale University, 2015; and a Graduate Certificate of Concentration in Global Health from the Whitney and Betty McMillan Center for International Studies at Yale University in 2015. She is a Jonas Scholar (Yale); Distinguished Alumnae (Yale-2018); Hall of Distinction Alumnae (ATU-2020).

Dr. Clarke-Nanyonga is interested in research that explores issues related to Health Systems Strengthening, Management of Chronic Illnesses, Health care and Higher Education Leadership & Policy, and Nursing workforce studies. Her Ph.D. work examined Leadership, Followership, and the Context, an Integrative Examination of Nursing Leadership in Uganda. She is a co-co-Principal Investigator in multiple research studies exploring hypertension care in Uganda and a faculty mentor—Health Professions Education and training for strengthening the health system and services in Uganda Study (NIH Grant No. 1R25TW011213).

Dr. Nanyonga is the founder of the Rose’s Journey Scholarship Fund which was established to support and increase the number of nurses with baccalaureate degrees in Uganda. She also spearheads the Lead, Inspire, Enable leadership programs for nurses and midwives in practice. She serves on numerous committees and boards and is passionate about enabling young
people through thought and value-oriented leadership. She loves people, good food, pragmatic conversations, travel, writing, enabling others, and solitude. @RoseNanyongaCla