Elizabeth R. Click, DNP, ND, RN, CWP

Medical Director, Case Western Reserve University
Associate Professor
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Elizabeth Click is an associate professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and medical director for the University. Elizabeth received a bachelor’s degree from the College of Wooster with a major in psychology and a doctor of nursing degree from Case Western Reserve University. She also is a certified wellness practitioner.

Prior to joining the CWRU faculty, Dr. Click was manager of wellness training at The Progressive Corporation in Cleveland for 12 years. This was a particularly significant time in the development of corporate wellness initiatives as Progressive, the third-largest auto insurance company in the country, was one of the first corporations to establish a worksite wellness program.

Her major interest professionally and personally is in working with individuals and groups to support their present level of health and to help them reach even higher levels of wellness.

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Wellness/Health Promotion
  • Organizational Systems and Leadership
  • Self-Care

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Worksite Wellness
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Lactation


  • Click, E. R. and Vela, A. (2022). "Emotional wellness and stress resilience." In K. Berra and G. Merlo (Eds.). Lifestyle Nursing Principles and Practice, Chapter 5. Taylor & Francis.
  • Click, E.R. and Dobbins, M.A. (2020). "Financial well-being program development." Building Healthy Academic Communities Journal. 4(1), 50-60. https://doi.org/ 10.18061/bhac.v4i1.7110.
  • Click, E.R. and Kowal-Smith, A. (2020). "The new happy hour: Literature as a vehicle for social wellness." Building Healthy Academic Communities Journal, 4(1), 87. https://doi.org/10.18061/bhac.v4i1.7629.
  • Click, E. R. (2018). "Wellness." In D. Lindell (Content Ed.) Health Promotion. In A Guide to Mastery in Clinical Nursing: A Comprehensive Reference. J. J. Fitzpatrick, C.M. Alfes, & R. Hickman. Encyclopedia of clinical nursing.  New York:  Springer Publishing.
  • Click, E. R. (2017). "Creating a culture of health – One university’s experience." In. A. Frame (Content Ed.) Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine, 27, 417-434. 
  • Click, E. R. (2017). "Wellness." In J. J. Fitzpatrick. Encyclopedia of nursing research (4th ed.).  New York:  Springer Publishing.


Doctor of Nursing Practice
Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Certified Lactation Educator
UCLA Los Angeles, CA
Certified Wellness Practitioner
National Wellness Institute
Bachelor of Arts
College of Wooster