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Jennifer Hicks, MSN, RN                                            



Jennifer Hicks is a clinical instructor in the pre-specialty program.  In addition to teaching, she has extensive experience working with the pediatric population in at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Her MSN is Health Systems Management and she enjoys utilizing leadership and management skills in the evaluation and improvement of clinical instruction at VUSN.  In addition, she is involved in volunteer work with Siloam Family Clinic, Health Educational activities in Appalachia, and provides post-op care at Clinica Ezell, an American based volunteer surgical clinic in Montellano, Guatemala. 


Current Research /Scholarly Interests

  • Modified Preceptor Pilot Study
  • Fundamentals of Nursing Task Force
  • Student Evaluation Preferences for Physical Assessment and Intervention Skills


Current Clinical/Teaching Activity

  • Medical/Surgical Clinical Instruction
  • Pediatric Clinical Instruction
  • Fundamentals of Nursing Task Force

Representative Publications

Clarleglio,  Christopher, Ryckman, Kelli K., Servick, Stein V., et al,  (2008).  Human
clock gene polymorphisms in different  Populations. Journal of Biological Rhythms. 23(4), 330-340.


Professional Organizations

  • ANA Member, TNA Member –  since 2010 – ID 01328441
  • Society of Pediatric Nurses – since 2010 – Member # 26765
  • Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society – Iota Chapter – Induction Spring 2004

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