Joyce Black, PhD, RN
Joyce M. Black, PhD, RN is a Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She teaches junior and senior level nursing students in medical-surgical and intensive care nursing, teaches advanced pathophysiology and supervises research activities of graduate students. Dr. Black has had years of clinical experience as a medical surgical nurse at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, affiliated with the Mayo Clinic. Her clinical practice has been in orthopedics, critical care, burn care, respiratory diseases, wound care, and plastic surgery. She is a Past President of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. Dr. Black served as the co-chair of the task force to define deep tissue injury and the task force to update the definitions of the stages of pressure ulcers. She also was a member of the guideline development group for the 2009 Pressure Ulcer Guidelines.