NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With over 40 years in the healthcare industry, including 7 in his current role as an Associate Professor of Nursing Education at Chamberlain University, the American Health Council is proud to welcome Dr. Park Balevre to its Board of Nurses, where he will be sharing his expertise in Clinical Management, Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, Nursing & Healthcare Leadership, and Nursing Education.

Graduating initially from Austin Peay State University to attain his RN license, Dr. Balevre subsequently graduated with an MSN from the University of Phoenix and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Chamberlain College of Nursing (2015).

Having transitioned from his former clinical and leadership roles, Dr. Balevre continues to serve the profession through teaching nurses. Initially, he became involved in nursing through a life-changing emergency department visit where nurses made all the difference. Dr. Balevre attributes his past and current success to passion for the profession and continuous learning.

At Chamberlain University, Dr. Balevre teaches various DNP courses online and serves as a writing coach to graduate students. Formerly, he served on the pre-licensure Curriculum & Instruction Team and taught pre-licensure nursing students.

Dr. Balevre is currently a Board Member of the Great 100 Nurses of Northeast Florida, Inc., as well as an Editorial Board Member for the Journal for Nurses in Professional Development. He has also published various articles on Research and Theory.

A recipient of numerous honors and awards, Dr. Balevre has been garnered as a Great 100 Nurses of Florida Selectee from the Florida Nurses Association (2013), a Top 25 Nursing Professors by (2013), a DeVry University Distinguished Faculty Award (2012), a DeVry PRIDE Award (2012), a Nursing Excellence Regional Award for Education & Mentorship (2012), and is a Legacy Award Nominee from Health Source Celebration of Nurses (2012). He has won a Florida Organization of Nurse Executives’ Best in Class II: Showcase of Innovative Ideas (2001), Outstanding Faculty for Nursing from Jacksonville Business Journal (2008), and a UF/Shands Jacksonville Executive Fellowship (2010). He is professionally associated with Sigma Theta Tau International, the Florida Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, the Association for Nursing Professional Development, and the Jacksonville Association of Nurses in Education.

Dr. Balevre cites his body of Research and Publications as personal achievements, and in his spare time, enjoys traveling with his wife, scuba diving, water activities, reading, and writing.

About the American Health Council:

The American Health Council is the nation’s only organization with a constituency representative of all sectors of the healthcare industry. From the coasts to the heartland, the American Health Council has drawn Affiliates from major metropolitan hubs and small communities. These Affiliates span generations and have reached different stages of their careers — from recent graduates to retirees. More information about the American Health Council and its mission can be found at:

Additionally, the American Health Council strives to provide recognition and support for those individuals and institutions making the difference in patients’ lives day in and day out. Throughout 2017, the AHC is honoring “America’s Best Doctors and Nurses,” as well as the nation’s best medical universities and hospitals. The American Health Council’s “Best in Medicine” and “Best in Nursing” awards programs honor the individuals and institutions that have contributed significantly to medicine and nursing, as well as the training and education of physicians and nurses. The most current selections for these honors may be viewed here: and

For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Moore
American Health Council
Hauppauge, NY United States
Phone: 1-212-390-0214