Vicki L Hicks, RN, MS, APRN

Clinical Associate Professor
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Avila University
Masters of Science in Nursing from University of Kansas

Vicki L. Hicks, RN, MS, APRN, is a clinical nurse specialist in Community Health Nursing and is an advanced registered nurse practitioner-CNS in the state of Kansas. She has worked as an Interim Case Manager for Worker's Compensation, an Occupational Health Nurse for AT&T and Hallmark Cards, Inc., a pediatric nurse at Children's Mercy Hospital and as a School Nurse for St. Ann School. Hicks also served as administrative case manager for nine Central City Schools in Kansas City, Mo., and authored the "Health Care Guidelines for the Catholic School," which was distributed to all schools in the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese.

As Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas School of Nursing, teaching activities include supervision of students in clinical and practicum experiences in the community to include schools, places of employment, and the local health departments and community clinics. She has developed and taught an elective course on international health care and led students on trips to the Dominican Republic and China as well al local trips to the Pottawatomi Indian Nation. She has provided learning opportunities for students by initiating and setting up school health rooms in three Central City Schools. Career goals include practicing and teaching population based community health with a focus on primary prevention and promotion in order to provide services and interventions for local and global health communities.

Hicks continues to be clinically active with Hallmark Cards, Inc., and with a faculty practice role as Bloodeborne Pathogen Coordinator for the staff at Johnson County Community College.

Research activities include participation as a Faculty Fellow with a Faculty Development Grant for Preventing Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse through the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. Her focus with the grant has been with adolescent substance abuse prevention and incorporating community prevention efforts into student clinical experiences. Community outreach prevention activities include the local faith community and providing a web-based certification for prevention specialists. 

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Last modified: Apr 22, 2013


Vicki L Hicks, RN, MS, APRN
Clinical Associate Professor

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