Joanne V Hickey, PhD, RN, ACNP, FAAN, FCCM
Dr. Joanne Hickey holds the Patricia L. Starck/PARTNERS Professorship in Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center Cizik School of Nursing. She received a baccalaureate degree in nursing from Boston College, a master’s of science degree in nursing from the University of Rhode Island, a master’s of arts degree in counseling from Rhode Island College, a PhD degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a post-master’s certificate as an acute care nurse practitioner from Duke University. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and a fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Hickey holds membership in numerous professional organizations including the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and American Association of Neuroscience Nursing. She currently serves as chairperson of the Clinical Science Committee for the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses.
The adult neuroscience patient population has been the focus of Dr. Hickey’s advanced practice, research, and publications. She has serviced in the neuroscience clinical areas in St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital as an advanced practice nurse, The Methodist’s Hospital as the Scurlock Nurse Scholar, and other institutions. Dr. Hickey is the editor/author of three books including The Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing now in its 8th edition, The Continuum of Stroke Care: An Interprofessional Approach to Evidence-based Continuum of Stroke Care, and Evaluation of Heath Care Quality for DNPs now in its second edition. She has published numerous articles on neuroscience topics, advanced practice nursing, and quality improvement. Her research interest include topics in neuroscience patient care including stroke and also aging in place with the assistance of technology. She is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences.