Mary T Hickey, EdD, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, RNC

  • Professor of Nursing at CUMC
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Mary Hickey, EdD, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, RNC is the Vice Dean of Education and Professor of Nursing at CUIMC.

Hickey is an accomplished educator, with expertise in curriculum design, innovation, program development, implementation, and accreditation processes. She has served in leadership roles in public and private universities, advancing the strategic plan and mission.

Hickey is very active in national organizations, with a particular focus on advanced-practice nursing.  She is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH), a member of the Curricular Leadership Committee of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), and a representative on the National Task Force for Quality Nurse Practitioner Education (NTF). Her work in these organizations helps shape the future of nursing education. 

Hickey has taught at all levels of nursing education and publishes and presents on educational innovations and various academic topics. She has had opportunities to engage with local and international partners to develop initiatives to improve nurse training and patient outcomes. Her primary clinical scholarship interests focus on access to and utilization of reproductive healthcare as well as risk-taking behaviors. As a dually certified women's health and family nurse practitioner with consistent practice experience she strives to integrate education, clinical practice, and leadership throughout her many professional experiences.

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Nursing at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Vice Dean of Education


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