faculty profile

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

Representative Publications


Ciarleglio, C., Ryckman, K., Servick, S., Hida, A., Robbins S., Wells, N., Hicks, J., Larson, S., Wiedermann, J.P., Carver, K., Hamilton, N., Kidd, K.K., Kidd, J.R., Smith, J.R., Friedlaender J., McMahon, D.G., Williams, S., Summar, M.L., Johnson, C.H.(2008). Genetic Differences in Human Circadian Clock Genes Among Worldwide Populations. Journal of Biological Rhythms. 23(4), 330-340.

Clinical Practice

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

Professional Organizations

  • American Nurses Association / Tennessee Nurses Association (ANA/TNA)
  • Society of Pediatric Nurses
  • Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Iota Chapter, Induction Spring 2004