To celebrate the achievements of our soon-to-be graduates, News@Wilkes will highlight stand-out seniors throughout senior week and in the week following commencement.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, History minor
Passan School of Nursing
Hometown: Fleetville, Pa.
Activities and Achievements: Hickok is a member of Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society and the history department’s chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society. She participated in the NCLEX challenge bowl in Harrisburg at the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania convention. NCLEX is the examination for nursing licensing. On campus, she organized study sessions and helped mentor younger nursing majors to develop their study habits and writing skills. Hickok completed her senior research on the implementation of specialized diabetic nurse educators to improve patient outcomes and decrease diabetes related hospital readmissions.
Noteworthy: While attending school full-time, Hickok balanced a part-time job and being a mother of two.
Favorite part of the Wilkes experience: “The highlight of my time here at Wilkes has been being initiated into a career field together with a group of wonderful individuals that share in the belief that nursing is truly a life vocation.”
Future plans: Through her clinical placements, Hickok has developed an interest in emergency medicine and hopes to work in an emergency department. She also hopes to enroll in the Passan School’s Family Nurse Practitioner master’s degree program.