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Patricia Bicknell, Ed.D., MSN

Patricia Bicknell, Ed.D., MSN

Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (DNP)

bicknell@lasalle.edu

215.951.1392


Dr. Bicknell is an accomplished nurse clinician, leader, and educator with a strong practice in medical-surgical nursing and chronic illness care. She has been a board-certified advanced practice nurse and an Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist for many years. Her research interests and expertise are in implementing a systems approach for quality and safety in health care. She has been an Associate Professor, Dean of a school of nursing, nurse administrator and legal consultant.

Dr. Bicknell has been an educator for all levels of nursing education.  She is the Interim Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. Her clinical work included track coordinator for the Clinical Nurse Specialist and Clinical Nurse Leader MSN tracks at La Salle University.  She has held national certifications as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL). She teaches online courses in biomedical ethics, health care quality safety, nursing research, leadership and other nursing course work.

She is a consultant to both acute and ambulatory care agencies for implementation of Evidence-based Practice, and care of the Older Adult. She is a member of the Tri-County Ethics Committee (TREC) and Sigma Theta Tau, Honor Society of Nurses. Dr. Bicknell holds a BSN from Villanova University, MSN from Widener University, and a doctoral degree in education from Wilmington University.

Education

  • Ed.D., Wilmington University, Wilmington, DE
    Innovation and Organizational Leadership
  • MSN, Widener University, Chester, PA
    Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist (APRN)
  • BSN, Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Teaching

DOCTORAL PROGRAM TEACHING 

  • NUR 702 Advanced Therapeutics
  • NUR 703 Nursing Ethics
  • NUR 705 Patient Safety and Healthcare Outcomes
  • NUR 751 Clinical Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration
  • NUR 880 Clinical Capstone Course
  • NUR 882 Clinical Capstone Residency
  • NUR 887 Clinical Seminar

GRADUATE PROGRAM TEACHING 

  • NUR 565 Safety Strategies for Nurses
  • NUR 604 Nursing Research and Theory I
  • NUR 605 Nursing Research and Theory II
  • NUR 607 Advanced Nursing Education & Health Care Systems Delivery
  • NUR 620 Biopsychosocial Processes: Adult Gerontology Health and Illness I
  • NUR 621 Biopsychosocial Processes: Adult Gerontology Health and Illness II
  • NUR 625 Field Study: Adult Gerontology Health and Illness I (CNS)
  • NUR 626 Field Study: Adult Gerontology Health and Illness II (CNS)
  • NUR 631 Clinical Outcomes Management (CNL)
  • NUR 633 Care Environment Management (CNL)
  • NUR 634 Field Study in Clinical Nurse Leadership (CNL)

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM TEACHING 

  • NUR 417 Nursing Seminar
  • NUR 412 Care of Chronically Ill Adults (Med Surg II)
  • NUR 408 Nursing Research
  • NUR 316 Care of Older Adults in Health and Illness (Med-Surg I)
  • RN-BSN WEB BASED PROGRAM TEACHING
  • NUR 301 Introduction to Professional Nursing
  • NUR 410 Evidence-based Nursing
  • NUR 465 Safety Strategies for Nurses

Publications

PEER_REVIEWED

Wolf, Z., Altmiller, G., & Bicknell, P. (2011). Development and testing of the patient safety test: Current concepts. Nurse Educator(36)5, 187-191

Wolf, Z. Hicks, R., Altmiller, G., & Bicknell, P. (2009). Nursing student medication errors involving tubing and catheters: A Descriptive Study. Nursing Education Today(29) 6, 681-688.

Presentations

The Role of the Affective Doman in Teaching and Learning for Evidence-based Practice (Sigma Theta Tau International) Indianapolis, IN November 16-17, 2016

An Academic-Community Collaborative for Evidence-based Program Evaluation Safety Strategies for Nurses (Sigma Theta Tau International) Indianapolis, IN November 16-17, 2013

Accepted: Safety Strategies for Nurses: Mindful Attention to Praxis (QSEN Forum) Atlanta, GA May 29, 2013

QSEN Pilot Schools: Lessons Learned (with G. Altmiller) Atlanta, GA May 29, 2013

A Constructivist Approach to Using Wiki’s and Blogs in Graduate Education (with Sherri Place)
(Northeast E-Learning Consortium Conference) Philadelphia, PA October 26, 2013

Using Environmental Scanning as a Strategic Approach to Improve Outcomes in Complex Health Care Systems (American Association of Colleges of Nursing) Tampa, FL, January 20, 2012

Teaching Evidence-based Practice to Three Populations of Staff Nurses (Sigma Theta Tau International) Dallas, TX October 31, 2011

Strategies for Advancing Evidence-based Practice in Health Care Settings (Sigma Theta Tau International) Dallas, TX October 31, 2011

“Just In Time” Quality and Safety Education for Students and Staff Quality & Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)National Forum Milwaukee, WI June 2, 2011

Nurses’ Perceptions of Patient-centered care: A Global Perspective 7th Annual Safety Conference: University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Philadelphia, PA November 19, 2010

Dissemination of QSEN Competencies across an Undergraduate Curriculum (with G. Altmiller)
QSEN National Forum Denver, CO June 3, 2010

Nurses’ Perceptions of Patient-centered Care: A Mixed Method Analysis of Factors Influencing Effective Implementation of Patient-centered Care QSEN National Forum Denver, CO June 3, 2010

How Do My Genes Look: CNL Students Practice Patient-centered Care (presentation with 5 CNL graduate students) AACN and VA CNL 2010 Summit San Diego, CA January 22, 2010

How Do My Genes Look: CNL Students Practice Patient-centered Care (presentation with 5 CNL graduate students) AACN and VA CNL 2010 Summit Chicago, IL November 20, 2009

Mitigating Risk: Infusing Safety across the Curriculum. Quality and. Safety Education for Nurses Collaborative Project Team Presentation (with Zane Wolf & Gerry Altmiller) QSEN National Forum Chicaco, IL June 22, 2008