Faculty and Staff
Patrick Hickey, RN, BSN, MS, MSN, DrPh, CNOR
Clinical Associate Professor
College of Nursing
College of Nursing
Dr. Hickey received his Masters of Science in Nursing in 2006, Doctor of Public Health in December 2004, and his Master of Science in Health Education in 2000 from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. He graduated from Corpus Christi State University in Corpus Christi, Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1988 and received his Nursing Diploma in 1976 from St. Lawrence College in Brockville, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Hickey’s interest areas include Risk Management, Perioperative Nursing, Safety issues, and Cultural Competency. Since 2009 Dr. Hickey has had a joint appointment as the Faculty Principal for the Capstone Scholars Program where he oversees over 1500 freshmen/sophomores.
Dr. Hickey has taught cultural nursing and community health at the undergraduate level. Dr. Hickey currently teaches Evolution of Nursing as a Science, an introduction to nursing course.
Research (Concept Areas)
Sharps Injuries in the Clinical Setting
(Dr.P.H. Dissertation: Assessing Adoption Of An Interpreter Program: A Practical
Example From An Ambulatory Outpatient Center)
Research Related Presentations:
Poster Presentation on Providing Cultural Competent and Linguistically Appropriate Services in a Hospital Setting: Hispanic Initiative, APHA National Convention, Atlanta 2003
Poster Presentation on Providing Cultural Competent and Linguistically Appropriate Services in a Hospital Setting: Hispanic Initiative, AORN National Convention, Dallas 2004
Oral Presentation on Stop Sticks Campaign, AORN National Convention, Washington, DC March 2005
Oral Presentation on Assessing Adoption Of An Interpreter Program: A Practical Example From An Ambulatory Outpatient Center at the Sigma Theta Tau Mary Ann Parsons Lectureship, Columbia, SC February 24, 2006
Oral Presentation on Assessing Adoption Of An Interpreter Program: A Practical Example From An Ambulatory Outpatient Center at the College of Nursing Research Day, Columbia, SC April 19, 2006
Dr. Hickey has been very involved in the community, both local and abroad. From 1997-1999 Dr. Hickey had a Kellogg Foundation Fellowship in International Development through Partners of the Americas, and did extensive humanitarian work in the Caribbean and Latin America. Through this organization he continues to send medical supplies to Colombia, South America. He has served on the National Board of Directors for the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and continues to be involved with their workplace safety committee. He has held certifications in emergency room nursing and currently in perioperative nursing. Dr. Hickey has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the South Carolina Nurses Association, the South Carolina State Board of Nursing Investigative Review Committee, the American Nurses Association, the Hispanic Nurses Association, the Transcultural Nurses Association, the American Public Health Association, the South Carolina Rural Health Association, the South Carolina World Affairs Council, and the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM). He has served the Hispanic community through his Board of Director positions with both Hispanic Outreach and Partners of the Americas, and continues to be involved with the South Carolina Hispanic Latino Health Coalition. He has also helped to organize many community health fairs and is Secretary for the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association Board.
Dr. Hickey was recognized in 2002 as a recipient of the South Carolina Palmetto Gold Nurse of the Year Award and is also a member of the Foundation Board for AAMN.