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.
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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.
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